The Guest of Honor: Heidi (isn't she so lovely!?)
The setting: beautiful, rural foresty plot of land where her sister lives.
The weather: P.E.R.F.E.C.T. All the trees/grass extra plushy green from the rain the day before and nothing but bright, blue and breezy skies with sunlight twinkling through the trees.
The guests: about 18 of Heidi's closest friends
The theme: Bb is for the birds and the bees....and baby boy!
I had a lot of fun planning the decorations. Crafting is a challenge for me, but the more I do it, the easier it is for creativity to flow. There is almost nothing I love more than to have a vision in my head and to feel just as happy with the actual end result.
Instead of cake we opted for pie! And lots of it! Raspberry, Apple, Chocolate Cream, Peach and Blackberry. Of course, we also had ice cream.
The yellow ferny-type things were a fun find at Michaels in the clearance section. The brown patterned pie stand stand is one of our DVD storage boxes we got from IKEA last year.
I even got a little crazy and made flavor-flags for the pies!
Love the Dollar Tree frames :)
This apothecary jar has been worth the $40 I spontaneously spent on it two years ago. I originally bought it for our wedding and stuffed it with pink and brown marshmallows at our s'mores bar.
The nit-picker in me had to really let go when I realized that somewhere along the way, I lost my "iced tea" sign. I suffered through the asymmetry of the drink display.
The MOST beautiful, green day.
Amazing what a napkin, more Dollar Tree frames, buttons, spanish moss, pipe cleaner and yarn will get you!
Not to mention more pipe cleaner, the top of a 2 liter soda and twine!
Did I also mention that coffee filters are quite versatile? I also got pretty lucky with the $0.49 cent lanterns I found (again) in the Michael's clearance section. Heidi even decided she'd want to use them in the nursery therefore making it the best deal ever!
I set up my polaroid camer and leftover polaroid film to equal a really fun guestbook! Heidi also kept all the little signs and some napkins to add to the scrapbook later on.