Monday, June 29, 2009

Day 730's party pictures


The shower on Friday night was a big success! Of course I stressed a little too much, but it went off without a single hitch, and I think everyone had a great time. Here's a little peek ...

Invitations printed with navy and "pool" blue ink set the tone for the party.


We used mis-matched cloth napkins in shades of blues.


I bought a half yard each of navy calico and blue-and-white striped ticking from Wal-Mart (the teal fabric came from my stash) and made string of flags to hang on the mantle.


Hydrangeas from the wholesale florist were the biggest and most beautiful I'd ever seen!


We opted to have the food catered from a local Mediterranean-style restaurant. Rice and chicken kabobs are an easy crowd-pleaser, and since the party was in the evening, serving dinner was a hospitable gesture.


I dressed my glass canisters (which I was waiting to use until after the party!) with fabric left over from the flags, and served lemonade and blueberry iced tea inside.

25 comments:

Lindsey said...

So pretty! You did a fab job!

GrannySmithGreen said...

Adorable ideas. I'm sure it was all a big hit! Love the canisters too.

Amanda said...

where did you get blueberry iced tea?? did you make it? if so please post recipe. I LOVED the colors you used.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Jennifer- everything looks perfect! Love the special touches throughout.

Jennifer said...

thanks, ladies!

Amanda -- the blueberry tea was super-easy. I just brewed one family-size bag of Lipton and two bags of blueberry tea (which is meant for hot tea, I'm sure). This made a gallon, and I sweetened it to taste and added frozen blueberries. It had just a taste of blueberry aftertaste and was delicious!

The Gentrys said...

It's all so cute Jennifer!

Rachel said...

Fabulous!! I love the assorted napkins!

megan said...

Wonderful job Jennifer! I know your sister had to have loved everything!

Pink Wallpaper said...

looks fabulous! i am sure it was a big hit!

LindsB said...

What a beautiful shower!! Every detail looks so beautiful- I love it all!

Marge said...

Everything looks absolutely perfect! What a hostess you are! I hope the shower-ee knows how special and loved she is.

Tricia Mitchell said...

Everything looks so pretty. I am sure the party was fabulous!

Tricia - Avolli

Olivia Rae said...

Mediterranean food with lemonade and blueberry tea? that sounds so perfect!!! i love your blog.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow! Jen it came out wonderfully! I love all the touches. How amazing is the combo of the pool and navy pool. Just perfect. Bravo!

Calis said...

wait, so is her wedding on july 11? I think I may have just put 2 and 2 together...

delightfuldwelling said...

Everything looks very beautiful and elegant. I love the colors and those jars for drinks are just awesome.

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Completely GORGEOUS! You should feel so proud of yourself... and what a treat for the bride!

paula said...

gorgeous! I had a baby shower this weekend and it seems we have similar taste. We even had blueberry tea.

Kristin said...

Wow, looks like an amazing party. Love the colors!

Haven and Home said...

This looks like it was fabulous! I love the mismatched napkins!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Your party looks gorgeous! I love all of the personal touches.

Jason & Ashley said...

where did you get the linens in the second picture? can you email me your response at ashley.gibbs@yahoo.com
thanks!

Kristen said...

yum.....Taziki's?

Might have to head down the hill to get some!

Krisan said...

this looks adorable. definitely will be trying the blueberry iced tea idea!

Mrs. Limestone said...

I just love those mismatched napkins. Such a great idea.