Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peach and gold: a glittery sip-and-see for Blakely

I am a terrible party planner.  I've said it before, and I really mean it.  Without my two co-hosts, the sip-and-see we threw for my sister-in-law this past weekend would have been a colossal flop.  Thankfully, it was a team effort, and everything turned out really sweet.

So... a few pictures. 

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Pardon the insane glare from my windows. 

We went for a super girly dessert buffet because who doesn't love French macaroons?  And mini bundt cakes.  And coated marshmallow pops.  And iced shortbreat cookies.

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I actually made the cake stands out of Dollar Tree candle holders and $2 plates from Target.  I attached them with some epoxy and then primed and spray-painted them.  Hence the gold doilies... apparently you're not supposed to serve food on spray-painted surfaces?  :)

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My stupid chandelier made it ridiculously hard to get a picture of the cake and punch table.  It really was adorable.  (Also, apparently it's still Christmas... I forgot to switch out my "Peace" letters.  Ha!)

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We served pink lemonade mimosas with fresh fruit.  They were really pretty and so delicious.  And these plastic flutes made them really festive.

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I found these peach and gold paper straws on Etsy.  And then I dipped a mason jar in some gold glitter at the last minute to make a festive container.  My table runner is still covered in gold glitter. :)

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Aren't these letters so adorable?  My friend Lauren made them.  We had originally planned on making them into a banner, but they were too cute standing up like this.

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It's not a baby shower without tissue paper poms and paper lanterns.

I dropped the ball and totally forgot to get pictures of the precious favors Faith's sister, Rachel, brought - E.L.F. nail polishes!  We put them in a fun peach polka-dot bucket and reminded guests to grab a couple on the way out.

I also forgot to get pictures of the food, but it was really yummy.  We did chicken salad on Hawaiian rolls, potato salad, broccoli pasta salad, deviled eggs, cornbread, and sweet peach tea.  Lots of southern food for our "Georgia" peach.  (Georgia is Blakely's middle name.)

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Anyway, it was a blast, even though the crazy weather kept a lot of people snuggled up at home (Blakely, what is it with you and the weather, girl?).  Thanks again to everyone who braved the ice to stop by!

And now that this party is in the books, I've got to get my kid's first birthday bash planned.  Too bad I won't have my wing-girls to help with that one... :)


The Tale of Three P's said...

So impressed! Loved her name in glitter. Adorable.

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

This is so adorable! I love it. Peach and gold and glitter is a recipe for success!! Xx.

Ashley St. John said...

It turned out SO cute! I have been waiting for you to blog about it. Rachel's pics on IG were such a tease. I wanted to see the whole thing. :) I'm totally stealing your cake stand idea.

Brooke said...

How CUTE!!! Looks so girly and I love it, good luck planning Gracie's party, I'm sure it'll turn out great :)

Jessie said...

Very pretty! And perfectly girly. I'm glad to know what a "sip 'n see" is now! haha Sounds much better than a plain 'ol baby shower. :) Also, you look great in that dress.

Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

OH MY GOSH. I just died. Seriously. This is basically my goal for Savannas first birthday and I already bought the letters to spray paint with gold glitter! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Hayley Chandler said...

Wow!!! Pinterest worthy for sure! Nice job on all the details. I think you sell yourself short in the party planning department.

Nichole @ said...

I am seriously in love with the details!!

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