I remember the days when the thought of having a party in a barn it would have been considered so not cool.  And a barn wedding?!  Crazy!  Especially because here in Tennessee, most people’s barns are full of tractor equipment, farm supplies, and animals!  But, as we know, now it’s super-chic to host a wedding or party in a barn.  And rustic is the new luxe.

Last week, I shared the pics from the going away party my friends and I threw for my bff and her family as they moved to Texas.  (See that post here.)  Although the occasion wasn’t my favorite event, the party itself was a great time!  And I’ve got a few barn party essentials to make your planning easier if you’ve got a barn party, wedding or gathering in your future!


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And for a little barn party inspo, check out these gorgeous gatherings!  (Sources linked)


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