April 18, 2013

Housewarming Success

This past Saturday, Beau and I finally got around to having our housewarming party! Sure-we've been in our house for 4 months now but hey, better late than never, right? We had originally planned to have it back in February or March but little did we know how much work it is to get your house ready to "show off" to all your friends and family. It wasn't until mid-March that we actually had beds in all of our bedrooms and it wasn't until last week that we had a desk in our office. Who wants to see an incomplete house? That's right. No one.
 
Many of you have asked me how on EARTH I threw a party being one-armed and all. Well...lemme tell ya. I had the invitations printed the day BEFORE I dislocated my shoulder so this party was happening whether I liked it or not. Fortunately, Beau and his friend Brian were both HUGE help. From putting together a desk, to hanging dear heads and canvases, to moving tables and perfectly placing each cupcake on the cupcake stand...I could NOT have done it without them. My aunt Mary and Uncle John came into town from Dallas and were also tremendous. From baking quiches, vacuuming floors, cutting fruit and opening wine bottles...I could NOT have done it all without them either. Beau's mom was sweet enough to give up her day with her maid and sent her to our house...THANK GOD...because laundry was overflowing, floors were gross and our bed had not been made since, well, I hurt my shoulder, which was on Easter. Little Miss Thang (aka: Oakley) was absolutely no help at all. We've really gotta get that girl trained around the house. At what age do they start mowing the lawn? ;)
 
The incredible Lindsey with Splash of Silver designed our invitations and was FABULOUS to work with! I messaged her on Tuesday afternoon telling her I needed these to be completed by that Thursday and sister made. it. happen. !! Is this not adorable?! (She's very reasonable and very quick. I highly recommend her for invitation design when you're in a crunch!)
 
Oh-and I can't go on without thanking Pinterest for the incredible table arrangement/decor ideas! It was a wine and cheese themed party and, per usual, she (yes, Pinterest is a girl. I decided.) came through in the clutch!
 
(Disclaimer: I'm making these images really large so if my format looks weird in this post, that's why. Anyone know how I can widen the middle column of my template?!)
 
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Around 1am, after the parents, grandparents and adults left, shizz got weird. (Proof in the last photo above. So much awesomeness happening on the right side of that pic.) Grapes were thrown about my living room, the bunny hop happened in my kitchen and the next morning I woke up to 3 grown men spooning on my couch, my brother-in-law passed out in our office, and my Asian Psy-lookalike friend (Phong) zonked in our gameroom in nothing but his boxers. I figure the late night burgers on our counter, the 12 (yes-TWELVE!) trash bags piled outside our garage and more than a handful of hangovers the next morning were all signs of a successful party. I'll you be the judge of that one!

35 comments:

  1. Your invites were very cute and everything looks great!

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  2. Looks like a great time! And you look fabulous, as usual! You have got to let me in on your secret! When I had shoulder surgery 2 summers ago I looked like a hot mess until my arm was functioning again!!

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  3. Looks like so much fun! Love the table decor! Congrats on getting things done in the house. That's always a big adventure!

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  4. Isn't family wonderful?? So glad you were able to pull it all together girl! And you look bangin! Love that skirt!

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  5. Awesome job decorating, and th invitations are adorable! Looks like an amazing night!

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  6. So much fun! So sad I missed it! I hope it was perfect for you! So glad to see the WHOLE family was there!!! :) LOVE YOU LITTLE MONKEY!!!

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  7. Your house is beautiful. I have been a follower of you for a while. Check out my blog littlestrongbaby.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks like yall had an amazing time! ..and I see some LaMarca which is my FAVE!

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  9. Wow!! It looks like you had a blast! And you were able to take off your sling for some shots(photos that is)!! I hope you recover quickly!

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  10. looks like a wonderful party!! Especially after the adults left ;)

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  11. Looks like such a great party! :)

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  12. looks like you threw one helluva party! love the invitations, too :)

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  13. looks like so much fun! the invites are precious!
    if you find out how to widen your middle column, let me know! i need to do mine too!

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  14. Looks like a fun party!! The invitations are absolutely adorable, too!

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  15. How fun! Everything looks beautiful. What a great party! :)

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  16. Looks like you guys had a great time! :) Your table scape looks FANTASTIC, seriously, what did we do before Pinterset??

    To widen the middle margin go to Template > Customize > Adjust Widths , that should work for ya! Let me know if you have more questions :)

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    1. YOU! ^^

      I friggin love you!! I spent FOREVER trying to figure it out before and I could never get it to work! ALL better now! Thank you girl!

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  17. Absolutely perfect! Looks like SUCH a good time! You're so pretty, girl!

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  18. Looks like a ton of fun! Love your outfit!

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  19. Looks like you pulled off a great party, one armed & all! :)

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  20. What a great party! You go girl! And if it makes you feel any better, we STILL haven't had a housewarming party and we've been in our home almost 2 years. :)

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  21. what a fun way to celebrate y'all's home! and I love that the Oryx on your wall is photo-bombing the last picture haha!

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  22. looks so fun! trying to do anything with your arm in a sling is a nightmare. but you pulled it off beautifully!

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  23. Oh my god stop it! You're so classy! What a cute party :)

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  24. Looks like a fun and beautiful party! And you look gorgeous!

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  25. You get a gold star for throwing a house warming party w/ a busted arm/shoulder!!! Your puppy is stinkin' adorable and I want to hug her.

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  26. I love the wine and cheese theme! It looks like you had a great time!

    :) Liz
    www.lifebylizz.wordpress.com

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  27. Congrats Steph - this looks absolutely awesome!!! Everything turned out perfectly and all signs of a GREAT party!!
    x

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  28. The party looks like such a blast and you look gorgeous! Where is that skirt from?

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  29. Wow, this party looks so awesome! I hope your shoulder is getting better lady!

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  30. Such cute invites! And if you had that kinda scene the next morning - I'd definitely say the party was a success :)

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