June 26, 2012

after her diploma : : the party!

I hope she is wrong, but my Mom predicted that my graduation decorations will still be "decorating"  around Thanksgiving. So far though, she is right. Banners are still draped and pennants are still criss-crossing... books and quotes are stacked here and there, and my dictionary flowers are happy nestled here and there and everywhere. I actually loved coming home to it all... the party was so much fun, and then we left {for vacation} in such a whirlwind!

I wish I could have had you all here... so come on in!


Her party was...a celebration of what she loves best. Books, books, books and reading. Taking a "page" from The Nester, I worked on my decorations from the couch, during too many sick days. I loved making them, and I was thrilled with how they turned out! And... when the guests arrived, they were amazed at how much there was to see. I might have gone just a little crazy...

And our food was right from the pages of stories she loves... Troll Bites & Toenails (sausage bites & mushroom caps) and Bat Wings from Harry Potter, steak & cheese sandwiches from the Dresden Files, an herb cheese ball from the Red Wall books, pasties from The Cat Who books, cornbread from Little House on the Prairie, veggies from Mr. McGregor's garden, munchkins from the Wizard of Oz and a big fish bowl of colored goldfish (Red Fish, Blue Fish!)  Oh! and Turkish Delight from Narnia.  I know there was more food... but I'm drawing a blank!!  There were plenty of beautiful red velvet cupcakes with gorgeous silver sprinkles... just because it was her special request. I made way too many...

The celebration was all I hoped for... and then a little bit more.  Laura's friends came and they sat for hours and laughed and played games. Friends arrived that I hadn't really expected to come, and oh! how I loved seeing them! Laura's art teacher came with her husband and the teens all went wild... for this women they love so.much.

And at the end of the night... when it was just us, there were a few more special moments... heartfelt advice tucked away... and one sleepy girl. Maybe... two. Meow!

Celebrating this girl for all of this senior & graduation fun, has been such a blessing to my heart, and I hope, hers.

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9 comments:

Southern Gal said...

wow. just wow. it's so lovely. all of it. how special you made her day.
(i was hoping to see those red velvet cupcakes just so i could see what i ate so many of!)

Tina said...

I am so happy I could be there and share it with you... and her!

Busy Bee Suz said...

It was a fabulous party for a fabulous girl! And yes, her mom might have gone a little crazy....but that is allowed! Love all the photos. but I didn't count up to 1,000.
xoxo

Richella said...

WOW, Dawn!! What a blessing just to see the photos--I can just imagine how the whole experience blessed her heart along with yours. You did yourself proud, my friend. You are such an awesome mom!!

Richella said...

P.S. How are you feeilng??

Kay said...

Wow, girl! THAT is a very impressive spread. I love all of it. I love it when everything is so personalized. Not just 'a theme' but a meaningful one. So glad your girl had a great day! : )

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Wow! What a party! The decorations are all so lovely. Looks like you made her celebration a very special day!

togetherforgood said...

Dawn, what a seriously awesome party. I love those book flowers. You might have to share how you made them! :)

Denise said...

what an awesome party! such creativity. *love*