July 22, 2011

surprises


We had a successfully surprising birthday party for a sweet friend this week.  The fact that the party was a month after his actual birthday probably helped.  

His wife planned the entire event while on the road and the night couldn't have gone more beautifully.  We pooled all of our glassware, candles, linens, lights, decor and furniture so that the only expenses were the succulents and a few small accessories... like the customized fortune cookies that held sayings in them typical of our honorary guest!

Don't you just love a pretty backyard hang with good food, drinks and people you love?

14 comments:

misie said...

i adore this. what a great idea to pool together the accessories - i always think that way when it comes to dishes or "we need an extra coffee maker!!!" but chairs, linens, glassware - brilliant. i love how organic it looks - almost effortless. mental note made. Thanks for sharing.

Jaime said...

Such a pretty and casual gathering. I love those custom fortune cookies. Super clever!

stephanie said...

This is awesome! Such a sweet idea for a husband's birthday. And those pictures are great :)

homeseed said...

what a beautiful gathering! and a good looking group of people ;)

Alyce said...

so sweet chelsea! love all the unique chairs and you know no one ever passes up a fortune cookie!

KELLI TRONTEL said...

so pretty!!!! i recognized your pretty penmanship right away :)

xoxo

jenny said...

Wow, what a beautiful night. Looks like you have pretty awesome friends. (:

Ms. Habit said...

so many great party ideas here! I feel so inspired. Backyard gatherings are the best, aren't they?

Happy Friday,
Jessica

Kellie Lutito said...

Such a special night. You did an amazing job of course as always!!! Love you.

steph said...

your blog is lovely!

pink cupcake vintage said...

Gorgeous! Love the placecards.

Jenny said...

Chels the patio looks soooo good! What a sweet party, bet he felt very loved :)

Banana Beek said...

I absolutely love this... there I just nothing better than being surrounded by goos company. Many laughs and memorable momentary shared, I'm sure... :) I can feel the love radiating through the screen of my touch phone! :)

allie smith said...

This is really lovely. L)