my sister, melissa, wanted to plan a surprise bon voyage party for her husband, jon, who will be deploying in july. she wanted a patriotic theme. i took care of the decor and a couple of friends took care of the delicious food! he was definitely surprised! and everyone enjoyed visiting with him and giving their well wishes!
everyone was given a flag for the surprise. when he walked in everyone yelled, "BON VOYAGE!!" per melissa's request ;)
i made a couple of banners....
and a bunting..
and attached a few pics to it.
i couldn't help but pull out my sailor doll...since he's in the navy ;)
i set out a little notebook so friends and family could leave him a note. i thought it would be nice for him to take with him when he gets homesick.
treats and drinks :)
a couple of his favorite treats are mint and oreos..so naturally i had to provide both ;)
i hung stars all over the patio
it was an italian based dinner with canilonis (sp? is that right debran? haha) and lasagna, garlic bread, salad, fruit
and for dessert (i forgot to take a pic :( ) there was an mint oreo ice cream cake and turtle trifle.
guests mingled into the night..
and the kids made s'mores around the fire.
thank you, jon, for all that you do! it was pleasure to help plan this party for you! hurry back safe!