Party Time

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A couple weeks ago I was asked to help with a first communion party for some members of Stones River CC. Of course I totally jumped at the chance to plan a party! They were having a formal brunch the morning of the communion for family and a more laid back barbecue the evening after for four of the kids who had their first communion that day and friends. We decided to go with a laid back barbecue theme. We used a red, blue and brown color scheme and used red and burlap for the table linens.

I made signs with each one of the kids names on them and stuck them in the ground with balloons so they would all see them as they arrived.

The party was in their back yard with a pool so the kids could swim and play while the parents enjoyed themselves. They had a gate leading into the pool area so I made two wreaths to hang on either side of the gate.
For the adult table we did a red linen with a burlap overlay. They had Henry's Florist put together some arrangements and we put some candles in mason jars.

We did a similar set up for the kids tables but without the fire. They also set up a screen so the kids could play the wii and watch movies once it got dark outside. (I mean how cool is that??)

My favorite part of any party is the dessert table. I made two topiaries, one with dum dums and the other with tootsie roll pops. (which I quickly figured out need to me much much shorter next time I make them. Sucker are heavy!!). My friend Melisa made the whoopie pies and cupcakes. (She owns Meme's mini cakes and pies and they are ah-mazing). She made vanilla with pink lemonade frosting, cookies and cream and cherry limeade. We also put candy in mason jars and put it on top of one of my grandparents old coca-cola crates. We also made cupcake wrappers and toppers for the cupcakes. (The wrappers never actually made it on because I didn't think ahead to bring the double-sided tape).

A big thanks to my friend Angie Gambill for stopping by to capture the details for me that afternoon!


Jennifer Burtram said...

We have a hayride at the pumpkin patch party coming up in a few short months...wanna help me decorate for that?

Becca George said...

I would absolutely love to! I am in--any time. :)

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