You know how sometimes you’re extremely busy then all of a sudden everything hit a lull (which you know is temporary) and you now have time to do all those “way down on the to-do list” things? And all of a sudden you’re desperate to do ANYTHING ELSE?! That is where I am. But thankfully for you I’ll probably be adding a slew of things to the site that I’ve been meaning to for awhile now. Although I did just realize that I did post all the Thank You cards but I feel like since they’re not apart of the specific suites they should go in “other stationary”. Or should I add them to “wedding” too? If you have an opinion, let me know.
Anyway, in my continuing efforts to be craftier I have some photos from my St. Patrick’s Day party from this past weekend. This was for my in-laws so it’s more “having flowers” than “having keg”.
Food in the dining room.
Booze and snack in the living room.
It was a lot cuter in person but, though it was nice to set each up in front of windows in real life, it didn’t lend itself well to photographing. Also I’m a terrible photographer with a point and shoot that I really think is a little off ever since I may have mistakenly dropped it in the snow this winter.
But I was proud of my thriftiness in decorations. Let me tell you, the day after a major holiday is a great time to get party supplies! (St. Pat’s was on a Thursday, our party 2 days later on Saturday) The table cloth and plates were cheap all the time (at the Christmas Tree Store which is theoretically a half step better than a dollar store or a Party City type store) but I got a nice cotton green striped valence which I used as a table runner on the main table for less than a dollar and those green little foam shamrocks which I strung together to make a little garland.
The flowers were Bells of Ireland and some purple thing which vaguely resembled heather. Since my flower arranging skills are novice as well I like to try and stick to only 1 or 2 varieties in an arrangement and concentrate on having different heights. I think it turned out a little wild but acceptable.
Things I’ve been digging around the web this past week (or two):
- Fresh Spring Colors at Decor8
- Confetti Party Invitations by Jordan over at Oh Happy Day
- The “bake sale” and centerpieces (scroll way down) at this wedding featured on Snippet and Ink