Show & Tell Tuesday

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It’s time for a really fun Show & Tell Tuesday with momfessionals about parties.

This is perfect because I love throwing a good party!! So come in and buckle up and I’ll show you some fun parties! ha!

[emily’s 30th birthday]

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For my sister-in-law’s 30th birthday, we had Newsies themed party. So everyone dressed as newsies and we carried “papes” around and surprised Emily. (well kind of surprised because I think she beat it out of someone. no for real.)

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One of my super talented friends made this gorgeous cake. It turned out perfectly!

We made centerpiece flowers out of old newspapers. The tables were adorable!

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One of my favorite centerpieces for sure.

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We ended playing a game of sort of charades where we had pull a scenario out of a hat and use newspaper to create it. In case it’s confusing, I got Little Miss Muffet.

Let’s discuss why I played this game wearing a white hoodie.

[grandpa’s 90th birthday]

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I’ll be honest. I wasn’t totally sure what the theme was going to be for my Grandpa’s 90th birthday.

And then I decided 90 would be the theme.

So I used his favorite thing ever – M&Ms – for the centerpieces and it kind of went from there.

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For a man that hates birthday parties, he requested an ice cream cake. So, of course, we obliged.  Because, ice cream.

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He also got a cookie table. 🙂

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We were only missing one of my cousins from this picture. He’s in the Navy and since we don’t know where he is 75% of the time, we had to celebrate without him.

[jess’s bridal shower]

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This shower was definitely one of my favorite parties to host for my at the time future sister-in-law.

My mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and I rented out a refurbished barn and it was awesome.

I think if I ever got married again(ha!), I would have it here. It’s beautiful. It’s rustic. There’s twinkly lights. ❤

We pretty much went to Pinterest and found everything we liked. The barn provided a lot of the big stuff (barrels, large tables, lights, etc.) but we did the rest ourselves.

Each place setting was on a cedar plank for salmon as a favor. And you got a cute mason jar for lemonade while at the party and then you could take it home.

We served all kinds of yummy food – fruit, cucumbers with dip, chicken salad, caprese salad, and a pasta salad.

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My sister-in-law made this cake and it was delicious!

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How is that I always end up being dressed in something? Or why do I always look so scary? haha

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Love these jokesters!

[mom’s 60th birthday]

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I pretty much planned my mom’s entire 60th birthday party. My dad decided he wanted to throw her one and when I asked about favors, centerpieces, and a cake, he looked at me and said, “well, that’s why I have you.”

Love my dad. So I took over from there.

My mom is a fantastic artist. Hence the art theme!

Everyone centerpiece was an art pallet, vase of brushes, and an original mini art, courtesy of me, my brother, and mom, herself.

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The favor was a cookie that was an art pallet. I found a local lady to do them for me and they turned out so cute!

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I had everyone take pictures with my mom and I made a really cute scrapbook for her at the end.

Note to self – never wear this dress again. It’s not flattering. Like at all.

Maybe I need some new party outfits. Yikes!

Can’t wait to see all of your parties! 🙂

 

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