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Thursday, June 1, 2017

'FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT' ELEMENTARY GRADUATION PARTY

Last week was a bittersweet one for me. My twin girls had their 5th grade promotion ceremony. It's exciting to see them become little ladies, but hard to see them grow up so fast.

To celebrate though a few families got together for a joint party and of course I volunteered to do the decorations. We had it at a neighbor's clubhouse, so the walls and such were a bit nitty gritty, but it was fine.

Since this was an elementary school "graduation" I wanted the decor to be fun, bright and look to the future. Inspired by this post I found on Pinterest, I went with the "Future's So Bright, Gotta Wear Shades" theme. I made the above sign with adhesive letters purchased at Target. Don't think those pieces of tape didn't bug me the whole night! But when you're putting up decor with 5 other people to get it done in 45 minutes that's what happens. (Plus, I was trying to hold back from being too nit picky!)

I had each parent provide a photo of the kids with shades on, that I created frames for and printed out. 
The other major piece of decor was the photo booth. Tissue paper made this really inexpensive, plus it was bright and played off the Mexican food we served.
The banner was made by just running AstroBright color paper through my printer and cutting each page out in a pennant shape.
The above paper lantern table centerpieces were great because they were light-up, so provided a soft glow when it got dark.
Each 5th grader got a Skittles-filled party favor.

Great fun was had by all - and that's all that really matters in the end, right?!




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TWIN BABY SHOWER WITH BOHO DETAILS

These twin baby girls will be so blessed when they enter the world! A pink and gold shower was held to celebrate their upcoming arrival. Bohemian details like feathers, teepees, arrows and ribbon adorned the home. I love the "guest book" and teepee holding the gifts. Special thanks to Virginia's Marshall Arts Studio Photography for sharing the day with us.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THANK YOU CARD

This week is going to be a hard week for me. My twin girls will graduate from elementary school on Friday. I only have the twins so it's like boom, it's done! I feel very fortunate though that they each had such a great experience at their elementary school--especially since they each have such different personalities and needs. So, I really wanted to be able to express our thank you to the staff.

I have seen a lot of cute thank yous to teachers like this one on Pinterest. I decided to take the idea one step further. We made cards for each girl. You see the cover above. Inside, on the first panel the card is addressed to every teacher (including principals and specials teachers) that the girls have had since kindergarten. On the other side we outlined the many lessons each girl learned during her six years there. (Our elementary school is K-5.)
We'll be passing them out tomorrow and I know each teacher will really appreciate the note.

How do you thank your kids' teachers at the end of the year? Would love to hear!

Monday, May 22, 2017

RED, WHITE AND TRUE BLUE INSPIRATION

What comes to mind when you want to honor and celebrate America? In this styled shoot Fairy Godmother Events used red, white and blue, classic cars and a few vintage accents in this bold tablescape. Whether you're hosting a Memorial Day barbecue or a 4th of July event, you'll find some useful ideas here. I love that the different colors were brought to the table with the bottled drinks and cute utensils. The themed cookies really make an impact. Thank you to California's Brady Rushing for sharing the inspiration.
Photographer: Brady Rushing - Photographer// Other: The Cookie Monger //Event Designer: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company//

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LAKE HOUSE SUMMER CELEBRATION

My girls finish school at the end of this month so summer for us is really almost here! This styled shoot by high school student, Sarah, for her senior project (you read that right!) brings together all the essentials for the perfect kick-off to summer. A well-packed cooler, delicious food, a blast of color – and of course don't forget the floaties which are necessary for lounging in the water all day! I especially love those fun, bold towels! Mississippi photographer, Jennifer Jones, served as mentor on the project as well as helped to capture the fun. I think Sarah deserves an A+!

Photographer:  Jennifer Jones Photography // Hair Stylist: Bangs Salon // Location: Flint Creek Water Park // Yeti Products Provided by: Jack's Home Improvement Center // Floral Designer: Skinner's Florist and Gifts // Apparel, Floats, Beach Bags, Beach Towels: Southern Pearls // Culinary: The Cabin Store//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights
 
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