Construction Father’s Day Party

I have some pretty special men in my life. I have my dad and hands up….I was and STILL am a Daddy’s Girl. I love that man more than ordinary words can say. I can say all the exaggerated phrases like My Hero, The Funniest, Incredibly Generous, My First Cheerleader but they still fall too flat. He’s the person I still call when I need to vent and cry because he’s always known to validate my feelings first (even when they were a mess of angsty teenage girl who felt like her world was over, I repeat, OVER because not one friend had the same lunch period as me) and save the advice for the end after I was all dried out of tears and it was exactly what I needed to hear. Not always what I wanted but precisely what I needed. My first Secret Admirer, sending me a big bouquet of flowers every Valentine’s Day during school so I felt special. Starting from 6th grade and continues to this day, always complete with a card telling me something he loves about me and signed Your Secret Admirer. Even though I’ve known it was him since late high school, when he slipped up and wrote the card himself and I immediately recognized his handwriting, it’s still one of my most dear traditions. He was the perfect Dad and my mom always told me if I could find a man like my Dad I’d be happy for the rest of my life.

And it’s been true. Next up is my husband, Scott, who had some monstrous shoes to try and fill but stepped right up to the plate and like everything else in his life has shown he’s brilliant at it. He and my Dad are so similar that they’re incredibly close to each other on their own which just thrills me to see the two men that I love more than life get along so swimmingly! Scott is such a tremendous father to our daughter, Brielle! He can get her belly laughing so hard she can’t breath. She loves trailing behind him as he refills our bird feeder, gets the mail, does yard work and make Mav runs so she can convince him she NEEDS those M&Ms! He’s always willing to take her for an afternoon when I need a break or take her shopping. She loves it too because he’s such a softie she always returns with something new. She 100% has her Daddy wrapped around her cherubic finger and I know their relationship is shaping up to be as special as mine with my Dad. So you can clearly see…I LOVE celebrating Father’s Day and the men that are champions of the title Father!

NOW, onto the reason you’re here…the party!! I wanted a masculine theme but finding one that fit for both of them with varying interests was hard. Until I decided on “Thank you for helping us BUILD our lives!” because it’s a perfect fit for them both since they’re still shaping their childrens’ lives! I went with a construction theme and kept my colors to bold orange, yellow and black with splashes of metallic silver.

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Mother’s Day Tea Party

I just hosted my very first Mother’s Day luncheon! I chose a Tea Party theme because when else can you go hog wild with all things pink and dainty?! Plus, you can only have so many pretend tea parties with plastic, albeit darling, teacups and asking Elmo if he’d like a refill for the 20th time…”MOM! You’re not asking him the right way!!” Anyways, you can imagine my excitement at the thought of using actual glassware and enjoying adult conversation with 3 of my favorite ladies in the whole world!

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Fairy Garden

Brielle and I celebrated Earth Day by making our very first Fairy Garden! She helped me pick out all the flowers and the fairy accessories and it was so much fun making something together! I actually don’t know which part she enjoyed more, throwing the dirt around (we both were covered in it by the time we were done) or nestling the tiny houses into the flowers. Either way, I think it’s safe to say we’re completely obsessed and we can’t wait to create an entire fairy village! We got all the fairy houses and accessories at Michaels.

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Easter Tablescape

I hosted Easter Dinner this year for my family. It’s the first time in years that all my siblings have been together for Easter! It’s amazing how you can go so long without seeing them and yet just pick up right where you left off. Good natured teasing included! My entire color palette inspiration came from a plate set my mom just gave me. It’s this bright and happy pattern with blue, yellow and sage green all anchored by a cream background. I really had the majority of things already from my house but all spread out through my house. Bringing them together was tied nicely by the bright yellow flowers I bought to later plant in the flowerbeds out front!    

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