The one with the dedication after-party

Monday, May 13, 2013
After Perry's dedication at church, our families all joined us back at our house for lunch and a party. I love planning and hosting parties. It is one of my favorite things to do...I think it is the balance to my science brain. And there is nothing I would have rather done on my first Mother's day.

I decided to go with a simple blue, white and khaki color palette. I wanted to keep things pretty and elegant without it feeling too formal.

The dessert table turned out awesome. It was so fun to put together. The cake was precious and so yummy. The top layer was chocolate with cookies and cream filling and the bottom tier was white almond cake with strawberries and cream filling. I had a lot of fun making the cross cookies. It was my first experience with homemade sugar cookies and icing and overall it went pretty well with minimal casualties.

Because we were coming back for lunch straight from church, we needed a menu that did not need cooking or heating. We had ham and turkey (from Honeybaked) and an assortment of salads (green salad, grape salad, brocoli salad, watergate salad, and potato salad. Yummy!

For drinks we had lazy punch (aka a equal mixture of sunny D and sprite), fruit tea and water. I found these super cute plastic milk bottles online to use as cups and leftover paper striped straws (from P's gender reveal party).

We are so glad our families were able to celebrate Perry's dedication and Mothers Day with us.



Favors/mothers day presents:
Butterfly canvases made from Perry's sweet 4 month old footprints

The details:
My awesome sister-in-law Emily designed the invitations. I love them. I covet her photoshop skills.

Place settings:
In effort to minimize the number of dishes that had to be washed post-party. I opted for plastic, paper and wooden dishes and silverware.
Clear plastic plates - Party City
Blue scalloped dessert plates - The TomKat Studio
Wooden cutlery - The TomKat Studio
Clear plastic milk bottles (for cups) - Shop Sweet Lulu
Blue striped paper straws - Shop Sweet Lulu

Dessert Table:
Cake - Slice at a Time
Cross Cookies - Homemade...from scratch
Blue Gumballs - The TomKat Studio

Burlap cross door hanger - This Etsy Shop
Banner - homemade, with some scrapbook paper and a cricut
Framed bible verses - homemade and frames I had laying around the house
Flowers - In Bloom (They did our wedding 5 years ago and are amazing)

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