now here’s the whole scoop!
We had under 2 weeks to pull it together so we had to work fast.
but it was a gorgeous bright space! we brought my dishes to use on the dessert table.
My mom found that adorable ribbon and threaded it through my cake stand (it was a gift from her!)
We used small circle vases down the table filled with roses from our
local grocery store, giant eagle. And smaller vases with votives. Both vases were from my wedding! we are still using them.. they were a great buy.
(garden ridge i think??)
My mom found the great fabric and tall vases.
We filled them with flowers that we already had! fun and whimsical!
We kept joking that I had a pen ready in case she said maybe..haha. ;)
I wanted to use my toppers but we didn’t want to do cupcakes..so we used them on the yummy rice krispy treats and pecan bars!
I created coordinating menu and place cards to use at each place setting.
the girls had polka dots and the boys had stripes.
my brother and his fiance went to eat’n park on their first date…
so i made little treat bag tags as the party favor that read
“All smiles on their first date! Eat’n Park 6.26.07″
The smiley cookie is their signature cookie and even though i think they taste like chalk..haha..
it was all about them and i thought it was a cute personal touch!
My mom bought the bags at Michael’s and they were just the right size.
the drink table.
arnold palmer tea(dad brought up from charlotte), water and soda.
I wanted to bring in the stripes onto the table so
i made soda bottle wrappers that said “She said yes!” and “I do”
one of my favorite details of the entire party.
We bought a frame at ikea and put the invitation I created on one side..
and one of their favorite photos on the other!
We used it on the table and then my mom gave it to them at the end of the night.
my mom made her yummy sugar cookies..i have posted the Sugar Cookie recipe here!both families! (except my ben was off driving sleepy sienna around by this time of the night.)
there was lots ooing and aahing over the ring!!
naturally. daniel did a great job with the bling! :)
the food was amazing!!
we had the party at one of daniel and shanna’s favorite restaurants.. Del’s.
delicious food and the team taking care of us were great.
i used my circle labels in the flowers by attaching them
to little sticks you use to light candles with!
chocolate and raspberry mousse amazingness.
Easy-Affordable Party Details that we used:
Fabric from Joann’s
Cellophane Bags for the favors
orange paper plates and napkins
Items we already had- bargain shopping in your own house!:
Circle Vases (from my wedding)
Fun Whimsical Flowers
Candy Sticks-for the Toppers
Menu Items- a mix of bought and home made:
Rice Krispy Treats
Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse
Printables I created for the party included:
Treat Bag Tags for the Favors