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I love to decorate for Christmas and this is a little of what I did this past year.
I made lots of cookies but believe me, those deocrated ones about did me in! The big tree was my father's older one and it is huge! Dave and I both had to carry it to the basement. The smaller one we put upstairs in our loft area ande decorated it with all the ornaments that my grandmother had made through the years for me. I also decorate our stair rail going upstairs and up in the loft. Granted, this year it will look better because I finally got that ugly green wall painted! I also decorate our back room with greenery and lighting!
This was a Birthday Tea Party and it turned out soooo cute! There were seven little girls in attendance and they had a fantastic time. We used lots of pink, purple, green, and white. Very soft colors. We wanted to create a garden fairytale type feel. We used white lights, paper lanterns, and tulle in lavendar and white. We also used some of my wedding decorations on the backs of the chairs. We had fruit and fruit dip, veggies, and mini cocktail pizzas. Plus, we had hot chocolate and hot tea for drinks. Little teacup cakes were made for each individual girl. They used real china teacups and we had hot pink plates. The played pin the handle on the teapot and they were able to decorate themselves on the craft paper that was hung on the wall. They had their body outlined and they were able to use stickers, yarn, markers, etc to individualize each of their drawings. We also filled the front room up with balloons so when they all entered the house they had to walk through all the strings. Included is a picture of the invitations and thank you cards that I made for this party.
(My mom was a great help to me at this event.)
This was a Bridal Shower that I created along with two of my sister in laws. It was for a beach themed wedding. I wanted a simple yet elegant look. I also wanted to atmosphere to feel comfortable and easy going. I set the room in a semi type circle with round tables so everyone would have a view of the couple. The food stations were round so everyone was able to move easily without the lines. The cake/dessert table was also round and this way the guests could grab a sweet treat whenever they wanted. There was not a set dessert time. I felt it made for a "less structured" event. Once again, going for the ease of just being there and being able to enjoy. The centerpieces were simple. I used lots of tealights to create the ambiance. The flowers were yellow and white daisies with pussy willow in glass mason jars. They were set on cloth napkins. We used glass plates, silverware, and turquoise plastic cups (mainly to bring some extra color and because there were not glass ones available). The bride's colors were turquoise and yellow. We used adirondack chairs for the couple to sit in. These were borrowed from the local car wash, who were also friend's of the bride's. We used the background lattice and silk ficus trees from the church. The menu included water and lemonade on the tables as well as, cocktail rye pizzas, fruit and dip, and veggies with ranch and dill dip. The cake was handmade by myself. My mother did the icing for me and my cousin helped with the cupcakes. She also helped me to make all the white chocolate sea shells and sand dollars for the cake decorations.
Everyone seemed to have a really good time!