I have long been in the mood for a party.
For the decorating, the details, the themes, the food . . . all of it. Something happy, something to plan for, something to be creative with.
And I think I can account this craving to two things . . . .
- This has been a long, cold, rainy winter. I swear, it feels like the longest winter we have experienced in all our years here. We finally touched 60 degrees last week. That set an record for the latest first-60 of the year. Ever. And there were 28 days in March with measurable rainfall (also a new record). You get the picture.
- I discovered pinterest.
Just in time there was a birthday coming up, she thought a lunch date would be nice, and I said "I'll do it!" Within an evening I had the whole thing planned out. Can you tell I was just a little excited?
The theme is yellow . . .
I love this little ribbon + doily trim. This piece of yellow grosgrain ribbon came to our house on a birthday gift and I saved it in my stash. After ironing out the wrinkles I sewed little paper doilies (folded in half) along one edge. With the help of some double stick tape I adhered it to the lip of my kitchen island.
Cake stand (about to be holding mini yellow cupcakes): Costco
Hanging above the island . . . . tissue pom poms from party city. And a ribbon dowel inspired by this party.
Mason jars served as glasses for our delicious Brazilian lemonade with lots of ice. Yum! Refreshing, sweet, and just a touch of creamy. (Thanks to sweetened condensed milk). Blue striped paper straws - so fun!
paper straws: Shop Sweet Lulu - I didn't get my straws from here, but I'll definitely be shopping here in the future for party supplies.
Following a lunch of paninis, we enjoyed some cupcake fondue. Doesn't that sound fun? Well this post (found via pinterest) looked like a lot of fun, so we decided to try it. (The frosting fondue isn't meant to be kept warm -- but you can use a fondue pot just for looks.) Toppings included sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, coconut, and chopped peanuts.
yellow tray: Target
*all pics taken before lunch-goers arrived.
guess what? . . . . . . . . The sun is shining today! And it's going to shine tomorrow! And saturday!