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?!)