Monday, March 16, 2015

{Entertaining} Some 21 Fun

Last month we celebrated College Girl's 21st Birthday! 
The invitations were from Shutterfly and I used their chalkboard theme to set the theme of the party. 

This is the back of the invitation with a photo from her first birthday.
Where does the time go?
 The party was going to be a walk down memory lane,culminating with the opening of her time capsule.
 I don't know who was more excited about opening it, the birthday girl or me!
 I kept a crate of special baby clothes that I couldn't part with and used some of them to make a decorative clothesline across the family room.   We used white rope, 3M hooks and clothespins for an inexpensive, yet adorable decoration.
 Photos of her in the outfits were also added in where we had them.  I've been holding on to the clothes to hopefully have a quilt made with them one day.
Pink and black became the color scheme and I bought lots of pink flowers.
I also made this fun pleated fan decoration to highlight the sweets table.
The vegan chocolate decadence cake.
 Putting the finishing touches on the clothesline.
Getting ready for our guests...
 Bar area and menu.
 Dinner is served!
Menu:
Tomato Pie
Vegetarian Sushi
Assorted Vegetarian Wraps 
Meatballs and Rolls
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I used little chalkboard flags to label the food and stuck them into lemons if I couldn't stick them in the actual food (like the salad).
 Opening her time capsule.
 This was a fun find (vintage Phillies hat)!
As was this! (bottles of alcohol from an uncle).
After the time capsule opening, we served dessert out in the kitchen.  We had the cake, cupcakes, Meyer Lemon Cookies, ice cream and some treats that guests brought like chocolate candy and a cookie tray.
We also made Rainbow Fruit Kabobs.
It was a special night filled with memories, friend and family!
Happy Birthday Sweetie! I can't believe you're 21!


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12 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Yay! Happy birthday to her!!

Carla from The River said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful party. I love all the LOVE you put into it. I admire that about you and your family.
Carla

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Wow! What an amazing, sentimental and special celebration! I adore all the details and that time capsule? Amazing! It looks like a beautiful party full of delicious food and LOVE!

Jules said...

It looked like a wonderful party...as all of yours are. I am sure that she just loved it!

Dawn Gross said...

Time capsule is such a cool idea!! And the clothes line. Happy birthday college girl!!

Becky said...

what an awesome night! That clothesline is such a great idea!

Bliss said...

When is the drinking post? You gonna pass those bottles around?

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and what a great Mom and Dad she has ~ so creative of you to have a time capsule ~ Wonderful party shots!

Happy Weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a cool birthday party!!! I loved everything about it, from the labels stuck in labels to the time capsule. You are an amazing mom.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

edenhills said...

It looks like it was quite the fun party. The time capsule is a great idea!

Annesphamily said...

This was a very sweet post! I like the idea of that time capsule. What a fun activity all those years later. The baby clothes were so precious too. What a great party. Happy birthday to your college girl. Thanks for sharing.

Splendid Little Stars said...

awesome! wonderful on so many levels! It must have been a most special celebration--one that will be remembered always!

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