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Back to Back Party Recap

I filled this past weekend with friends, family, and 2 parties.  The first of the two was Katie's sister's wedding shower on Saturday afternoon.
 Katie had a lot of precious ideas, I just helped bring them to life.  
Katie wanted a fall-ish shower while keeping it cohesive with Sarah's wedding colors (blues and grays).

We also just incorporated things that we both really liked!

Here are the details:

 Remember this chalkboard? It was a Canton find for $10

I made these pins for Sarah and her Mom
Sarah's maiden name is Brown and her married name will be Stewart.
Katie found Brown soda bottles at World Market and I found the Stewart sodas at Albertson's.

I love these gray and white striped straws. You can find them here for $5.98 for a box of 144

Katie found this cute tape, that covered the water bottles,  at Michael's.

 It isn't a party at my house without a pennant banner.

Party food, fruit kabobs and spinach dip, just to name a few

I loved this centerpiece. The white pumpkin is from Michael's, I applied the S and dots with vinyl. Katie painted the gray one with chalkboard paint and the blue with regular craft paint. The blue ball jars were a find at Canton.

Pumpkin pie bites and gluten free baby cakes cupcakes

 The gifts

 Some of the guests
 I love this photo of Sarah laughing so hard, she was telling her Andy story.
Katie, Nell (their Mom), and Sarah

Love You Brown Sisters!

Party Number Two!

Later that night Grant and I hosted our 2nd annual Fall party. This year we decided to do an outdoor movie party. Sadly, I don't have very many pictures of this party. It was however just as I had imagined, it was a blast.

 Vintage soda bottles and waters were served from this wash tub turned drink holder.

 Before our Albertson's closed down we snagged a bunch of candy for 25 cents a package
 We also served nachos and popcorn in addition to the candy.
 Each guest picked out a glow bracelet and doused themselves with bug spray before finding a seat.
I popped 6 bags of popcorn and served it out of this bowl, we used vintage looking popcorn sacks found at Sams.

I couldn't get a good photo of the outside area. We stapled a twin bed sheet to the fence to use as a screen, set out hay bales as tables or foot rests and mason jars with small candles for some light. Some people sat in chairs while others laid on blankets, it was 100 times better than the movie theatre.


  1. So, so fun!! Thanks for all your help and hard rock!