Last week I hosted a lil' gathering, a soire' if you will, at my house.
I had an airbrush mobile tanning lady come over to get everyone ready for spring!
You may remember I did this once before.
Nothing like a spray tan to bring together some good friends!
Throw in some candles from Gold Canyon and delicious snacks by yours truly and you've got yourself
THE BEST NIGHT EVER
Ok, maybe not EVER, but that's what the banner says.
I didn't want to do the veggie tray and boxed wine route for this party.
I went a "little" overboard...but hey, what else do I have to do with my time?!
Stay at home mom's just sit around and surf the tube, right?
This was craft project numero uno.
It turned out super cute, but super hard to read.
If only i had a cricket.....
Next on the list was dining room decor
Which I decided to make myself
You might also be impressed that I bought nothing for these projects.
This was all junk out of my craft nest.
I made an assortment of whimsy garlands to hang over the table
Super easy Tissue Paper Tassels
Find a tutorial HERE
Card stock with pretty corners & glittered clothespins
( cuz, ya know I just happened to have a box of them hanging out)
Burlap strips and lace bows
Spray painted soup cans dipped in glitter
I know, I know, you are probably thinking " OMG, this must have taken you forever to do!"
I made all of these in one evening
Then it was onto table decor!
I used a few of my mom's table cloths as well as a vintage chenille bed spread as the base layer.
I added in a table runner and a few embroidered fabric napkins left over from my wedding.
Then I laying out dishes, plates,cake stands & platters and I labeled each dish with what food item would go in it so that I knew exactly how many dishes I needed to organize on my table.
I set those up at different heights, using things I had around the house ( ie; hat box, baskets, bins, more cake stands) and then accessorized with junk that went with my theme!
Here it is waiting for food.
Aaaaand Tah Dah!
Over here we have meat, cheese, crackers, stuffed shells
Behind that is Chicago Popcorn Cones
If you haven't tried this stuff, you are missing out.
You can get your hands on a big bag at Costco for a few bucks and it's so addicting.
These were super easy to make and a good way for guest to get decent amount to snack on.
Because let's face it, putting a pile of popcorn on a plate is just kinda weird.
I used scrapbook paper that I cut into 2 triangles and rolled into a cone.
Stuffed some tissue paper in there before the popcorn and
taped edges shut with washi tape.
( PS: Washi tape is just as addicting as the popcorn. You have been warned)
Fruit, veggies & hummus
Labels are more important than you think.
Your guests will thank you.
Moving into the kitchen
My Spring Chalkboard update!
Pretty good for freehand me thinks
Putting the new sofa table to use.
Don't my flowers look lovely!?
Here is my glowing flesh the next day
And that's how you spend a Friday night!
To those of you who missed it, may your pale skin taunt you.