Thursday, June 23, 2011

10 year anniversary party!

my husband, bobby, and i are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year!!  i can hardly believe it!  after a few ideas, we finally settled on celebrating in catalina island with family and friends for the weekend.  we rented a beach house at the hotel, which was perfect for the party.  i am so happy we decided on this..the whole weekend was perfect!  really so much fun!  i highly recommend it for anyone in the area!!

my challenge was obviously being very limited on what i could bring over.  so, i tried to get creative on adding my little touches.  here's what i came up with.

a chalkboard guiding guests upstairs to the house...
i made several banners like this...words associated with our 10 years. :)
 i put out a sign in...
 these flowers are actually stickers from the martha stewart collection.

 our cute collage by sarah from itsy bitsy photography.

 this dresser was actually in the master was love at first sight.  i knew i had to incorporate it into the decor.  it totally matched my color scheme.  i wish i could have brought that home. haha! ;)
 my sister and i made the paper flowers on the mantel.

 my sister, melissa, made this adorable cake!!  it was the centerpiece of the party!  i absolutely loved it!  i told her i had bought the bird toppers...and i was making the bunting..and she came up with the rest!  a tree trunk with a nest on top!  darling!  i feel so fortunate she is so talented and whipped it up that day!  thanks again, melissa!! xo
 love the nest with the 3 eggs to represent our 3 little ones!

 and just in case you were wondering what was on the inside...german chocolate with a yummy coconut filling.  it was absolutely delicious!
she made a smaller "tree trunk" for bobby...strawberry. his favorite.

the party was held out on the patio.
instead of doing real flowers (the thought of wasting all of those flowers made me cringe) so i knew i wanted something handmade.  paper flowers!  melissa also helped me make those as well!   
i sewed fabric squares and accented them with doilies to go underneath the centerpieces.

 the favors were little muslin bags that read, "all you need is love," with chocolate inside. i stamped, wrote and attached plantable tags.  you simply plant the tag and wildflowers bloom! 

 all of the centerpieces were different...
 my daughter, ella, made this one all by herself for the kids table. :)
 dandelions ;)
i made the pinwheels out of fabric, felt and cute buttons ;)

 i decided the chocolate probably wouldn't do too good in the inside they came. haha!
 our view was great!  and we even got visitors ;)
 pictures from our fun 10 year photo session :)

 i strung felt flowers to a ribbon to accent the buffet table
we had italian.  one of our favorites. pasta, chicken parmigiana, veggies, salad, rolls and even fancy mac and cheese for the kids ;)

we feel so blessed to have been able to have such a neat celebration with our family and friends.
it truly was such a memorable night. :)


kim23 said...

Happy Anniversary! what a memorable night, indeed! You really had a wonderful anniversary! I love your anniversary flowers! thanks for this post, Jessica! I enjoyed it!

Brenda said...

I love this. Can you tell me where this was? I would love to go ack to Catalina and rent a home. Thanks