Tuesday, June 8, 2010

60th Party

I actually completed a POTM in time. I guess I really didn't have a choice in this one since it had to be done on May 29th. Well it turned out so much better than I could have ever expected. I was so worried about the food assignments and how people would react to all the decorations and help I needed that day but everyone was so nice and didn't complain once. I even had my 2 uncles (one is mayor of the town and the other is a total cowboy) making the coffee filter garland.

For each of the 8 tables I had 6 various jars that I filled with flowers. I was devastated when the flower guy went to the wrong Costco location but no worry he'll be there at 7 AM on Saturday. Saturday at 9 he wasn't there but he'd be there right at 11 AM. Go back to Costco at 11:20 AM (absolute latest time I could stop by before going to Idaho) still no flower guy and it's Memorial Day weekend. I wanted all white flowers and I still think it would have look best with all white but plans had to change. It was also fun to have about 1/2 of the flowers coming from my yard.

Here is the corsage I made for my Grandma, it really looks so much cuter in person. I loved how it turned out. I found the tutorial on Project Wedding and then modified it a little bit from a bouquet I saw that had strips of burlap in it.

My mom had the whole family put together letters to my grandparents and then she had it made into a digital scrapbook and then bound into a book. This is my aunt, Nalene and she looks so much like my mom.

BBQ Beef or Pork Sandwiches
White Chocolate Strawberry Trifle (I need to get a picture of it because it's really is to die for)
Nutella Cupcakes (my latest addiction)
Artichoke Dip and Baguettes
Fruit Kabobs
Costco chocolate and carrot cake
and many other desserts and salads

Another thing at the party that was the big hit of the night was the photo booth. I got pictures of every single family member. Tad made the quote chalkboard and we had fun putting silly sayings on it. I might have to drag it up to the reunion.

It was a lot of fun to get ready for but was also a big relief to have it over and see that it turned out so well.
Not sure what my June POTM will be but it won't be anything compared to last month's project.


MMB Peggy said...

Love your blog - this party looks amazing!!!! You are the best Sabrina!

Sheri Wojtasek said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!I have a family reunion coming in July...I'd love to borrow your chalkboard and props...what a cute idea!!!

bevany said...

You're AMAZING. I can't believe you did that all. It looks like it was awesome.

Erin said...

It turned out SO great Sabrina! You are so sweet to do that for them.