Hi ladies! Well, I survived the weekend, but just barely! I was flying by the seat of my pants (is that the right expression?!) and everything is a blur. If I didn't take pictures, I wouldn't have remembered the party even happening! I'll share the pictures now (I always forget that my tumblr links to my twitter feed so many of you may have already seen these).
Paper Lantern Decorations
Straws with Flags
Left Side of the Dessert Table
Right Side of the Dessert Table
Some of the girls at the Pottery Painting Class
Jenny, Megan, and Jill (the bride's sister)
Me, Jenny (the bride), and Megan before dinner
We had a lot of fun and I think Jenny really appreciated all that we had put together for her! After the pottery painting and dinner, we went back to my parent's house for dessert, presents, and games. Everyone loved the dessert buffet, but we definitely made too much so we sent everyone home with boxes of treats and candy. You can see the favor candy boxes at the back of the table.
Remember how I talked about ordering corset cookies for the party? Unfortunately, they all arrived completely broken. The etsy seller I purchased them from was very professional and issued a refund immediately. I was pretty upset that this happened, but my mom has a friend who offered to do some decorated cookies on short notice. You can see them in one of the pictures above.
The mini parfaits were the most popular dessert and they were so easy to make. I did one chocolate version where I layered brownie, instant chocolate pudding, and diced strawberries. The other was banana pudding, where I layered mini vanilla wafers, instant banana pudding, and sliced bananas. Both were topped with Cool Whip.
We also had a lot of fun painting pottery for the bride. We all picked different pieces and painted them in Jenny's kitchen color scheme so she'll have these homemade pieces to remember forever. Hopefully she'll get some use out of them! I thought that was a clever idea for an activity. I did a spoon rest and she also got a cake stand, a pie plate, a casserole dish, and some other smaller pieces like a trivet and candy dishes.
I highly recommend etsy seller "the bakers confections" for any of your baking needs. I ordered sprinkles, baker's twine, and the straws and they were all so perfect for the occasion!
I guess that's about it. It was a quick trip but worth every second. Now I am ready for October to arrive so I can go home for the wedding! C is going with me too so we should have a lot of fun!