How was everyone's weekend? Ours was absolutely packed with fun events that we are still kind of riding the high from it all. Although, I will say that both Steve and I were feeling a little of the Sunday Blues, or rather Monday Blues, because of all the fun we had. It all started on Saturday with a baby sprinkle for Baby #2, hosted by my mom and mother-in-law, at my house. The sprinkle was so special and wonderful and I cannot thank all of the ladies who came out to celebrate Baby #2 with me. I'll be honest, because this is Baby #2, I haven't really gone all out with buying clothes and new products for her like I did with Cora. So, this sprinkle felt so special to have the attention on just her.
And then on Sunday & Monday, we had a big dinner/sleepover with our closest friends from out-of-town. It was so wonderful to spend time with them and to see our daughters play together. In a way, it was kind of surreal because it was so much fun and special for all of us. We rarely get to be together since we all live in different states, but when we are, it's like as if time hasn't passed by and it's like old times again. Do you guys know what I mean? I hope I made some sense there, if not, I blame it on my pregnancy hormones.
Back to the party decor. I may have had a hand in the decor only because you guys know how much I love planning a party. I couldn't help myself! Plus, there was a new floral arrangement that I wanted to try out. More on that in a bit though. I also wanted to use as much of what I had on hand instead of purchasing new items (goodness knows we're running out of space and don't need more stuff!), so our wedding china was used along with a vintage tablecloth, napkins, and vases. The only new item that I purchased were the Water Hyacinth Placemats. I knew they'd echo the warmth of the table but also break up all of the white of the tablecloth and plates. And to save some money, I used ribbon as napkin rings since we didn't have any that would go with the decor of the rest of the table.
I've had fun creating table settings for parties in the past, but I have to say that this is by far my favorite I've ever seen in our dining room. It perfectly exemplifies my kind of table setting and I cannot thank Caitlin enough for creating such gorgeous floral arrangements! Check out the photos below! And get this table setting look by scrolling all the way down for product links!
Here is a 'Before' of the gorgeous flower arrangements Caitlin created. Clearly, the flowers really make a difference in turning the table setting from just okay to ahhhmazing.
A DIY of the baby's breath floral hanging balls will be coming soon! These are my new favorite decor items to hang from the ceiling in our dining room. They transform the space to something sophisticated & ethereal.
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