Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Brother's Wedding Open House

Some of you might know that my brother recently got married. They got married here in California (that is where he lives) and my parents live in Utah and wanted to have a reception/open house for them. The kids and I went up a week early to help with the planning/shopping/decorating. It was a lot of fun putting the whole thing together with my mom. We spray painted so much that we had an inside joke going that applied to just about anything, " Let's spray paint it." Nothing was off limits. It kept us laughing the whole week.

Here are some shots from the decor side of things.

We went with the same color scheme and theme as my brother's wedding. We bought some lights and strung them from the house into the tree. 



We spray painted some mason jars.  Added some flowers for the centerpieces on the tables.


More lights, these ones were white, red, and orange.


We used beach buckets as chip bowls. My brother lives near the beach.


And here are the starbursts again. The main color scheme for the wedding and open house.  We put them on skewers. We spray painted beans and added them into a vase and then added the starbursts for decoration.

 We had lots of flowers and ribbon everwhere.


The backyard. My parents have a huge rock and it is a hit with the kids.


We attempted a chocolate fountain, but it was a more like a chocolate blob. Something went wrong with the fountain, but it sure was good. All the kids had chocolate covered faces the rest of the night.


Here are the main guests. My brother and my new sister in law.


We put together a photo booth and here are some shots. We found some fun props at the party store for it. All the people had a blast, especially the kids.



 My mother is in love with tiki torches. She has always had them and can never resist bring them out for a good party. So it is no surprise that they were out in full force today.  They were everywhere.


Here is my parents, me, the kids, and my brother and his wife.


We had bought some lanterns with little LED lights inside and they were so pretty at night. We had put them up in the tree and made the tree light up. It was really neat with all the other lights.


I have been meaning to share these photos with you all and finally got around to doing so today. It was a great night and I was so happy to get a chance to visit with a lot of my family and friends.

We have been so busy trying to unpack, read the mail, laundry, trying to savor our last week of summer with trips to the pool, park, ect. and yesterday we spent most of the day back to school shopping. Clothes, everything. I'm very tired still. 

P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow. I'm almost done with my Week 18 PL and will share then.

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