Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tea Party

 My friend Allison threw a Tea Party for her birthday and I must say I definitely felt like I was in another country!
 She has the perfect Victorian Style home for the setting.
 She picked up this sweet China set at a yard sale! This really got me excited about getting some China.  Cheap China...that is...at an Estate Sale/Yard Sale
 Such a cute little buffet stand! Also a thrifty find.  She is amazing at finding sweet deals

 She also handmade the bunting above us.  Here's me and Bonnie posing in our gloves and pearls!
 We learned the proper way to drink tea from the Downton Abbey Cookbook. Can't wait for the next season!
And here is the Amazing Allie.  The first course was salad with her homemade dressing, then chilled raspberry soup(DELICIOUS) with a garnish, then the scones and English Cream/butter and jam, and then sandwiches(egg, ham and cheese, and cucumber) with the crusts cut off.  Then we finished off with some dessert.  She is about to cut her birthday cake/tart.  It was so fun!  Oh and her husband dressed in tails and was our butler. What a trooper!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gender Reveal Party!

 My awesome friend asked me if she could throw me a Gender Reveal Party...at first I was a bit hesitant, but after she asked me about 5 times I said yes. :)
 She is SUPER duper creative and I loved this envelope that I took to my ultrasound appointment.  Her hubby actually made the envelope himself. What a talented pair. 
 Everyone got to vote and then wear a sticker that said I voted! so cute.  At the end there was one more girl vote than boy vote.  And everyone came dressed up in blue or pink depending on what they thought I was having.
 Party set up! She sewed the bunting herself. I loved the blue, pink, gold colors.
 Garlic Parmesan popcorn (boy), and sugar and spice popcorn (girl), also blue and pink sprinkled rice krispies, and chocolate chip cookies (my fav)
 The chocolate mouse truffle stuff in the back is divine!
 Everyone got to suggest boy names and girl names before hand.  We went through them after.  Some top ones were Curly, Gwenevere, Noah(No-A-Hair)...pretty clever
 And the MYSTERY cake.
 Me beforehand
 When I cut the first side I saw the blue and said! Oh my gosh I think I saw BLUE! I was so surprised.  The first trimester of this pregnancy has felt so different than the other two so it seemed as if a girl would be headed our way.
Doctor cleared marked boy and the ultrasound picture was the most detailed boy I've ever seen in an ultrasound picture! It's a bit too graphic to post. haha.  So we've definitely got a handful of boys on our hands.