Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer Whites Party

Are you like me and hate to see summer end?
It is always a little sad, although I am
glad that I live where there are four seasons.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have
had a very busy and fun summer, but haven't taken
the time to blog about it.

Isn't life supposed to get less busy once
the kids have all left the home?

We had party after party, a wedding for my
youngest, and many trips to Lake Powell,
so I am a little late in sharing this summer
whites party, but I couldn't let summer end
without posting it.

Our craft group gets together once a month,
but this month our hostess Joanne said we
wouldn't be doing a craft, just dinner,
and we were all to dress in white.

Here we are!  Karen made us flower crowns for the event.

We have been wowed by Joanne before, but this
one was over the top amazing!

Joanne set the table in her wonderful outdoor
setting.  It was a former barn or garage, and they
retained the roof and four posts on corners.  It is
open on all four sides and makes the most 
wonderful summer venue.

Her sweet dogs even wanted in on the
party, and likewise dressed in white!!

Notice her dressed mannequin in the background.
I asked that we make one of those for a craft
group!  We did one for Halloween, and I
will post that for you.

She always has a wonderful collection of
dishes.  I think these were her grandmother's, and
the adorable ceramic flower baskets, that had
our nametags in them came from a thrift store.

Candles and flowers were everywhere, creating 
such a soft and beautiful atmosphere.

She has all sorts of lovelies to view on all
sides with this tea cart, a dresser and a
screen made of old doors.

The huge chandelier in the center was draped with beads,
and she made coffee filter roses, which were everywhere!

Talk about swoon worthy!

Every chair had a darling posey.  She misses nothing!

As always, each of us helps with the dinner.
We each bring a part of the dinner, making it
easy for the hostess.

Amy made a gorgeous cake,

and yummy cookies.

Of course we had to pose in her gorgeous 
white hammock!  

We ended the evening with a gorgeous
Maypole!  Yes we are a little crazy, but
a ton of fun!!

So sorry to see summer leave!
It truly is the end of summer!!!

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  1. So lovely to see you back, and fabulous party is second only to having your cheery presence again in our midst. So glad that you've been having such a sumptuously wonderful Summer, and hope to see and hear about more of your adventures. I still go back and look my eyes full of your daughter's wedding now and then---that shade of blue is simply magical.


    ps, I think you'd have been proud of the Unicorn Bark favors which graced the 10th Birthday of our GRAND last week. Such colours and all the lovely pale pastel Sixlets and pearly sprinkles atop---thank you SO much for the tutorial!!

    1. I will have to come and see your Unicorn Bark! Yes, it has been a wild ride all summer. It was a nice break!

  2. Jacquelne, this party is exquisite - and every other great adjective I can say. Amazing. Gorgeous. Enchanting. Spectacular. You and your friends are so creative. Every detail is perfection.

    Please share this with us at Pink Saturday this weekend.♥

    1. Beverly I will share it! So crazy busy! I thought empty nesters were supposed to be out on the porch in rocking chairs - haha!

  3. Welcome back from what has been a fun-filled summer! Your return to blogging "Came In Like A Wrecking Ball"!!!😄 Beautiful all-white party! Isn't it wonderful to have friends who equally enjoy participation in such a party? Everyone just had to feel so pretty and pampered and extra special!

    1. We oohed and aahed so much and the funny thing was, she wasn't sure we would like it! We didn't - we loved it!!

  4. Wow, what fabulous way to say goodbye to summer. This all white party is so beautiful and creative. She thought of everything. How special these ladies are and of course you. The fact they you get together and share crafts, food and entertain like royals. I cannot possibly say enough about how lovely this party is. Truly above and beyond. Great to see you back. Happy to hear you and the family are truly enjoying life.

    1. We definitely were treated like royals. It is fun to have a group that loves to party and create!
      Yes, we were enjoying life way too much! I can't believe I haven't posted at all since July1, but it was all on Instagram, and so fast and easy, it fit our summer.

  5. Over the top doesn't begin to describe this gathering. It's totally wonderful and I would love to have been a part of it!

  6. You girls parties keep getting better and better! Incredible! I love the idea of asking the guests to all wear the same color, makes for beautiful and dramatic photos!

  7. Wow that was a fabulous party! She really does a wonderful job with all the details. You must have all felt so special being there. Love how you all posed on the white hammock- what fun! That cake is fabulous- raises my curiosity as to how it was created! Sounds like you've had a wonderfully full summer!

  8. What a beautiful party all in white. I love the Maypole, the hammock, and the white dog. Just so elegant and fun at the same time! Love it that you all dressed in white. Joni


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