thank you all for the party love!
you know how to make a girl feel great.
one of my girlfriends was suprised when i told her that we had over 250 guests.
she was suprised i hadn't captured an image of "everyone".
truth be told, i stood there with my camera in my hand and talked the entire time.
the vast majority of the images i posted were prior to the party starting.
sadly, i have no images of my own hubby who was looking very handsome in his blue checked polo & khakis.
for all you moms still planning your own grad party, have a friend photograph for you.
you'll be too busy hugging & chatting.
ok, here are answers & links for all the questions.
i think i got 'em all...
~ the tissue paper poms were a martha stewart kit.
you may find a tutorial here.
~the bottles of efferve were purchased at homegoods.
i've also seen them at tjmaxx and marshalls
& in several flavors.
~be filled with joy print was purchased from the etsy shop,
~ the beverage containers were purchased at walmart and sams.
the yellow ceramic one was also purchased from sams club.
the one on the right is just sitting on top of a cake plate.
~the lilly pulitzer special edition animal crackers were found at publix.
however , click on this link which will direct you to the cracker tracker.
good luck! aren't they the cutest?
~ i ordered notepads from walmart.com to use for guests to write notes for the girls. while i'd love to have an image fill up the entire pad space vs. the little image only available in the corner, these are cute and inexpensive.
i've posted an image of a few others i've ordered too.
while i'm on notepads,
these are mighty cute & i have several styles from this shop too!
excellent teacher gifts!
~ i covered a large cork board ( i think it's about 3 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet ) with khaki linen to use for a photoboard for the party.
i was hoping the finished product would look more fun than "crafty".
since the girls have been best friends all throughout highschool, i had many photos from which to choose.
~ & for my friend who asked "who's Lilly?"
this is for you.
"What is a 21 year-old girl named Lilly to do after she’s just eloped?
Lilly married Peter Pulitzer and escaped the hustle and bustle of New York City for the sun and sand of Palm Beach? With your husband running the family orange groves, why not start a juice stand?
And that is just what Lilly did back in 1959, but her new business venture soon gave her a closet full of juice-stained clothes. Inspired by the colorful nature of her newly dyed wardrobe, Lilly launched a line of brightly colored shift dresses covered in playful prints. It wasn’t long before her dresses became a hit in all of the country’s most fashionable resort towns, and soon ’60s style icons like Jackie Kennedy were wearing Lilly’s designs.
Fast-forward 50 years, and Lilly Pulitzer prints are still a favorite for all those people that lead colorful lives."
~while i had wanted to get these listed back in march,
i finally have some of caroline's lilly items and a few boden available for resale.
i plan to post these on my severely neglected photoblog