October 25, 2010

My First Party: Success!


Why are weekends always too short? Especially this one! As you can imagine, this weekend was amazing! I got to be reunited with my besties, Kelsey & Lauren and had my first official entertaining gig at my new place! I definitely have the party bug now, y'all! I have so many ideas swirling around in my head about future gatherings!

Enjoy the recap!

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My cute little place cards for all the food!


The yummy spread:

Chicken Salad Croissants
Broccoli Salad
Oriental Slaw
Ham & Chive Cheese Ball with crakcers
Black Bean Salsa
Harry & David Pepper and Onion Dip


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The dessert bar (my favorite part, by far!):

Peanut Butter Fudge
Butterscotch Squares
Pound Cake with Lemon Curd and Strawberry Preserves


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Tasty drinks:

Water from my 'J' pitcher that I won from Miss Janice :)
Sweet Tea
Lemonade


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The gorgeous fall-colored flowers that Kelsey helped me pick out. Aren't these arrangements lovely?


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So happy she got to be with me for the weekend. The only thing that would've made it better was if Lauren had been there (she wasn't able to join us until that evening) :)




My sweet mama!




Just a few of the ladies chatting :)


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This weekend was absolutely fantastic! It was great to be with the ladies from my school, my mom and my best friends. Couldn't have been better!

How was your weekend, dolls? Better yet, how's your Monday going??

35 comments:

Lindsey said...

so cute julie! i love all of your little details!

Caitlin said...

looked delish!!! glad you had a good time : )

Debby said...

Glad you had fun, Julie! I am loving the sunflowers. xo

flip flops and pearls said...

Girl, my invite never arrived :(

xo :)

I love all your pewter! I am a pewter girl too!!

I love seeing you and your mom, y'all are too cute!

Glad it was a huge success!
Happy Monday Sweets-
XXOO

Football and Fried Rice said...

You are a perfect entertainer!! I could only imagine the yummy smells from the food....everything looked so charming and southern! I wish I could have came :) Well, nothing like living vicariously through someone else! I hope you get to entertain often!

Carole said...

Everything looks lovely. Great idea to use tags for the food items.

All Things Cherish said...

Yum, peanut butter fudge! Send some my way. Have a great week!

Cool Gal said...

Your party looks like it was lovely.

I'll take a big glass of sweet tea and and butterscotch square, please! LOL. Yum!

Beautiful serving pieces, by the way.

Happy Monday!

High Heeled Life said...

So happy that you were able to spend time with your besties. You certainly know how to enetertain ~ everything looked so yummy, and lovely. Congrats on your first "official" gathering in your new home!!! xo HHL

Staley Mc said...

Everything looks so great! Glad everything went well!

Natasha said...

julie--looks like a fabulous party sweetie!!! you outdid yourself =)

Calmly Chaotic said...

Love the drink pitchers!!

Morgan said...

So great! Nice work doll!

Sarah said...

Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time! And the treats look so delish :)

xo

Polish and Pearls said...

Love it all! Looks like you planned it out perfectly!

Amanda said...

great job! your party looked so very lovely! :)

~KS said...

As always... you look FABULOUS! And I wish we lived closer... girlie, I want to come to one of your parties!!!!

Suburban Princess said...

Everything is so beautiful! Looks like a great party!

An Inquiring Mind said...

Looks like a fantastic party, your details really made everything look wonderful. :)

ABC said...

Just lovely! As I expected! Glad it went well!

Maxann said...

Loved everything about your party! The food, the decorations, the descriptions make me wish I could have been there to see it all!

Hope it was a wonderful time!

Buckhead Belle said...

It looks great! Sounds like you were one fabulous hostess!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Such a cute party.

lauriesteiner said...

What a lovely party! Everything was absolutely adorable. Love following you and your blog. Can we meet IRL!? I'm a southern gal too! xo

Steph S. said...

Everything about it was just perfect! I LOVE your red Fiestaware pitcher - I have the very same one! I'm a complete Fiestaware addict.

Your dessert bar and beverages looked SO delicious! YUM!

-Lauren said...

Super sweet party- Love all your little touches!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Love the pic of you and your mom - too cute!

Looks like you had a blast entertaining. The food sounds so yummy!

Brittany said...

Your party looks divine!! Love it all!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi JULIE! Wow looks like a really fun and beautiful party! Loved your food set-up, so charming (and sounds delish, girl!) Fun, fun. Thanks for sharing your entertaining experience with all of us ~~~ loved it!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Brunch at Saks said...

Fabulous down to the T my love!!! Everything looks gorgeous and you look stunning, as always! Hope you had a nice Monday. Kisses xoxo

sara said...

Hi Julie! I'm BACK finally from a blogging hiatus (due to some debilitating morning sickness) and just checking in to say hi! Hope all is well with you - that is one fantastic party you hosted!

Amy at inTransit said...

What an adorable lil gathering you had! :)

ps- I'm Amy, a new blogger & reader..hello there!

Jet said...

Love it ♥



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Pink Champagne said...

So glad to hear you had such a fabulous time! Everything looks just darling... cheers to more parties to come!

Miss Janice said...

You did a great job! Love the food ID cards and the food looks delish...my invite must have gotten lost along with Flip Flop & Pearls'!!! BTW You and your mama are both gorgeous!