Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Party Hearty

 Parties are one of my favorite things.  I spent so many hours on Pinterest, in Hobby Lobby, and in my room watching Rhett and Link videos while I worked on bunting banners, mustaches, and little things that make a party pleasing to the eye.
But no matter how cute the decorations are we all know that a party is measured by the food that is served.  I get my love of parties and hosting from my dad, he put together a lot of the menu as well as smoking the meat and making a lot of the food.
Smoked Brisket
Smoked Chicken Legs
Tortellini Pasta Salad
Baked Beans
Hot Buns ;)
Luscious Lemon Bars
And since we've moved to Kentucky no party is complete without lots Ale8 served in my good 'ole metal tub.  (Note: For those who are unfamiliar with Ale8, its a soda (or pop as its known here) that's similar to Sprite except it as a slightly sweeter taste and it is made solely in KY.
 There were showers in the forecast and we were very nervous that we would have to move all the decorations and the forty people inside.  It was so cool!  God not only held off the showers for the party but gave us a beautiful evening.  Around 11:00 pm, after we had just gotten everything put away the bottom fell out and it POURED.  The timing could not have been more perfect.
 We have a huge bush that was in bloom with boocoodles of fresh white blossoms (I haven't the slightest idea what kind of flowers they are) and our Knock Out Roses were flourishing as well making it really fun to arrange little nosegays for each table.
 Teal Blue and Light Pink were my theme colors and I stitched the bunting by hand which actually didn't take that long.
Hobby Lobby had a half off sale on glassware in April and I got so many different lanterns, jars, and little candle holders for 50 cents to $1.50 a piece.  For things that weren't on sale I used their 40% off coupons.
 {Beautiful little sister}
 No party is complete without Ultimate Frisbee. Period.
 Thankful for Lydia and Cassandra for taking so many pictures.
 I hardly ever see a picture of a group of girls without them having their hands on their hips. *laugh* I always just stand there awkwardly trying to figure out what to do with my hands, hips it is.
{Julianna and Lydia}
 Is there anything more inviting than crisp white tablecloths? Those things were a pain to iron.
 A bit of Georgia and a bit of Kentucky
 Ruthie's lovely flower
 {Cassandra who took so many beautiful pictures that evening}
 Thanks to PaPaw, Gabe, and Titus the bunting was hung in the trees and even survived the storm later that night.
 fluttering in the breeze

 This color makes me happy, its so cheerful.

 bright roses
 Memaw and Anniepie
My bunting cake!!!

one of the Frisbee teams
 One of my favorite pictures taken from that night.  Cake, lemon bars, and my rose platter.
 Thanks to my incredibly talented friend, Julianna, who had the great idea of making food tags
 Little cups of lemon bars.
 She stamped an outline on scrapbooking paper, cut them out, and pasted them on to the sign

 cake cutting

 This is awkward but the only one that turned out okay.
 Thanks so much to my parents who gave me such a fun, special, and memorable weekend!!!
Thanks to my wonderful Grandparents and all of my great friends who helped me celebrate!  I wish I could have gotten more pictures of each of you.  I feel so blessed to have so many special people in my life!

1 comment:

  1. I miss you! Some of my favorite memories with you are of us watching "Say Yes to the Dress" and making decorations!!