Monday, July 20, 2009

Party Time

My husband and I hosted a surprise party to celebrate his dad's birthday a few weekends ago. It was a shrimp boil (one of his dad's favorite foods) held in our backyard. Although it was held 4th of July weekend, I wanted the celebration to be sans red, white and blue. So a brown, green and white theme to reflect the outdoors took off.

We had several long tables covered in pale green tablecloths. Place settings consisted of white plates, brown napkins with custom belly bands and silverware. I made several flower arrangements with white flowers picked up at the grocery store and accented with faux bumblebees for a little whimsy. I made Martha's pom poms to hang from the trees. To finish things off I ordered a custom banner, party hats and pin wheels from Crossroads Cottage--she made special papers in my colors and preferences!

While waiting for the honoree to arrive, guests munched on fresh fruits + veggies and my extra special lump crab dip (to keep with the seafood menu). Retro sodas from Boylan were on hand as were custom Jones Sodas, sangria and lots of water! Boiled shrimp were the main course complete with dip, boiled veggies, and a cucumber + tomato salad. Finally a triple chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream was served for dessert. As a treat to take home personalized M&Ms were packaged in take home bags as favors.

The party was a lot of fun and I think it was a sucess. I love to entertain so this was up my alley. Hope you enjoy this peek at the party. Have you had any parties of your own lately?


  1. You did a fabulous job! Love the colors, such a refreshing change of pace from red, white, blue.
    Love the Pom Poms, I've actually made them myself, they're just so festive! You truly are The Hip Hostess!

  2. I really love it...the colors and personal touches are really great!

    I have been wanting to make those pom poms for awhile now...but haven't had a reason...I think you have inspired me to have a party of my own just to make them :)

  3. oh wow it looks amazing! Well done!

  4. It looks lovely! I hope he was surprised!

  5. Fantastic job! Very thoughtful design.

  6. Good Girls Studio & AM:

    He was surprised. Thanks for your compliments!

    Gratefully yours,

    { Lindsey }

  7. gorgeous party and what great inspiration!

  8. The party turned out great! I love the colors and my favorite was the personalized M&M's with the honoree's face on them! Too cute!


Thanks so much for dropping by!
I love reading comments and interacting with visitors so thank you for leaving me a note. I try to always respond but if I don't please know I'm grateful for your visit!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.