Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Party is OVER...

and all I have to say is

All kidding aside,
I'm happy to report that all went well.
my brother, his wife,
my sister and her husband
worked like
crazy to pull off the big event.

Mother Nature provided the
most perfect weather
for my garden party theme.
The flowers were beaming
as was the guest of honor.

The only sad thing was
we didn't get many photos
and the ones we did get
aren't that great
but here they are anyway.

The Prep:


 TJ, My sister (seated) and sister in law.

 My brother and brother in law.

The Party:

The family.  Yeah!  Some cousins came through and made it!

Good cake!

My brother, sister in law, their daughter and 2 of my brothers
10 grandchildren.
Probably the most popular
feature at the party was the candles you see hanging above their heads.
I wrapped the mason jars with twine covered wire,
made hangers, filled the jars 1/4 to 1/3 way full
with Epsom salts, added a yellow citronella candle
and hung them from wire wrapped around trees.
In between candles,
I hung photographs, Becky's graduation
program and some papers she had written
over the years.
My deepest gratitude to my family for
all of their help.
I couldn't have done it without them.
And to friends Terri and Teresa,
thank you so much for your wonderful, tasty
contributions of food!


Furry Bottoms said...

Isnt the cake in Becky's favorite color? The whole thing looks so cool!

Jenny Woolf said...

What a lovely party!

Jenny Woolf said...

What a lovely party!

TexWisGirl said...

good for you! and glad some of the cousins did make it!!! YAY! now you can rest and take some time for yourself, hopefully!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope she enjoyed every second of her special event! Congrats to you Jill, for pulling it off and showing such Mom excellence throughout. You've made many sacrifices recently to make things perfect for her and I know it must have meant a lot to her.

Rohrerbot said...

Yeah!!!! It's over or booo:) I love your color choice for the paper flowers! Very pretty. Hopefully you can do some relaxing now and just enjoy being:) Your family looks like a great group of people. Congrats Momma Jill! Your daughter is now ready for the big world:) Wait...I don't want to stress you out more:)

Susan said...

Whew, it's finally over and you can take a big breath! Congrats and it looks like it was awesome!

Beth said...

Congratulations to Becky. You all rallied round and gave her a fantastic party!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so happy for Becky and you sweetie!
So glad the day was perfect

Linda said...

Congrats to Becky. Now everyone can take a breather.

Buttons said...

Oh Jill Becky must have been very happy. I am so glad everything worked out. It is all in the planning. Great cake. B

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness that looked so pink and wonderful for Becky. Loved the little candles in the jars. And I am so thrilled everyone made it! Looked like a lot of fun did she have a good time? sandie

EM Illustrator said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. What a lovely cake and everything looked so nice. Nice that you had your family helping you out. Have a lovely Day!


Gloria Hood said...

That sure looked like a great time!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

So glad Jill that everything went well. I know you worked hard for this special day to happen. Thanks to mother nature that also held up its part. I'm sure Becky had a blast and was so grateful for everything you did.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Jill, I thought of you this weekend, with hopes that everything went as planned. The candles in the jar make such romantic light, and such a sweet idea to hang some of Becky's papers. Another special occasion to add to the many happy memories that Mom's store in their hearts. Great job Jill. Love, Penny

Fiona said...

Hi Jill,

I am so glad that all went well
it all looks fantastic.

Love the pink.

Becky looks so pretty.

You can rest now (for another while)!!!

Great to hear all about it.

Have a good week.

Fiona x

Bonnie said...

I think everything looks perfect! What a special night for Becky... friends and family to celebrate all she has accomplished. Bonnie

Julie Marie said...

How fun Jill!... and so happy some of the cousins could make it as well... you worked to hard and I am happy it all went well... Becky looks just beautiful!.. and how fun to see more of your family members... Congratulations Becky!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ellie said...

You worked to hard to give Becky a great time and it looks like it was a fab party. So glad to hear some of the cousins made it.
Now go and put your feet up for a wee while. :))

Nancy Claeys said...

You did it! Looks like a great party and I love those candles. :)

Debbie said...

omg, i LOVE the candles/clothes line of love!!

best idea EVER, pin it!!

Susan said...

Yay! What a great party - and your photos are really beaut Jill. Lovely cake. Becky looks so happy too... well done :D)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I'm so glad she had such a wonderful event!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks like a beautiful party! Love how you said you didn't get many photos because last year at our daughter's graduation party I hardly have any, maybe 3! You did great with the photos! Enjoy!

Paula said...

Beautfiul party. Congrats to your daughter.

Maple Lane said...

A very special party for Becky! I love the photos and all the special touches.

Jackie said...

I'm glad the party was a success such a proud time for you Jill. Congrats to Becky! Thanks for sharing the pictures, everything looked lovely

Blessed Serendipity said...

Jill you outdid yourself and I am sure that your daughter loved everything. I hope you were able to relax a bit too and enjoy all the good company and food.


Lynne said...

Looks like a great party. Love the pink and white tables/chairs. Now . . . relaxing time for mom!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congratulations on pulling off a wonderful party!!!
It all looks wonderful.
Surely Mom needs a rest now! xoxo

Donna said...

Awwww....SO glad everything came off without a hitch!!
She's a Doll!

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Looks like fun .Congrats to Becky...and to mom!!

nanny said...

I think you deserve a big congrats!!! on making such a special party!!!

Now Relax....ha

Teresa said...

Everything was just lovely. I really liked the banner you had made! You did a great job :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so glad to hear that Becky's party turned out so well. Way to go, Jill!

Betty Manousos said...

hi jill,

it looks and sounds like a memorable party! congrats on making such a wonderful party!

love the photos.