I had the amazing opportunity to throw a party for Everyday Parties Magazine for their fall issue, coming soon so keep your eyes out! Every year I struggle with how to fill the space between the 4th of July and October 1. I want to put away the bright colors of summer but burnt oranges and reds just seem too strong for August and September. Since fall is my favorite season I want that fall feeling as long as possible so I thought bringing in some softer colors of blush pink, ivory and rose gold would help balance this warm weather while the various pumpkin accents, gold pieces, and dark wood tones to ground it all would say, “Ah…hello Autumn!”
It’s Grandparent’s Day on the 10th and we wanted to do something extra special this year to show Brielle’s Nana and Papa how much we love them! I went with the theme “We a-peach-iate you!” because we truly do. They’re always down to help out with watching Miss B while we go on a much needed date or just coming over to visit because they miss her…they’re phenomenal! Everything was variations of peaches to go with the theme! I kept all the food simple though, just easy desserts. Stick around if you wanna see the rest of this peachy party!
Back in June we were at my parent’s house, eating dinner on the patio, when this darling little cat wandered into their backyard and made a beeline for Brielle. It was love at first sight for them both, neither leaving the other’s side for the next 3 hours. Of course being the animal lover I am…Brielle and I joined forces, batted our lashes at her Daddy and just like that we got a new kitty! We told Brielle that she’d have to take care of her and feed her every day. Yeah…ask me how consistent she’s been with that chore…anyways, since she was her kitty we let her pick out the name. She promptly named her Lily Glitter Sparkles (every parent that has also watched Trolls on repeat will get it!) We picked up some essentials, including a bright pink collar with pink heart tag and took her home. She settled in right away with our dog, Ajax, and only a few spats with our other cat, Zoe. To celebrate her joining our family and Zoe’s birthday in July we had a Kitty party!
Brielle insisted on pink for her two girl kitties and I picked gold to go with the sparkles portion of the name. I also used black and white to ground it all but also because both Zoe and Lily are mainly those colors.
Ahhh time for one of my favorite parties of the year…our annual ‘Murica Trash Bash!! This is our 2nd year doing this particular theme and it’s just as funny as last year. There are so many funny stereotypes about Americans so it’s fun to utilize some of them! The hardest part of doing a trash bash is restraint! You want it to look slightly tacky but it’s gotta look believable too 😉 We always have it as a potluck because it’s one of the few times it totally doesn’t bother me having all different sizes and colors of tupperware bowls! Plus, people like to feel involved and this is an easy way to do that AND help me out! We provided hot dogs, buns, drinks and condiments. Everything was assigned. It.was.glorious! Know what else it? That this entire party, tables and chair set up included, takes about 30 minutes!!! God Bless America!