Backyard Birthday Party

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We hosted a little backyard birthday party for my mother in law.  It was a perfect sunny evening {considering the rain the day before}, so we lucked out and enjoyed an evening outdoors.
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I put out my collection of bright mismatched plastic serving and dinner pieces that I have been collecting…
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I made our favorite ice cream cake…using a gluten free cake mix {by Betty Crocker} for my MIL…and it was just as good!
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Yummy treats on beautiful plates…I really love our white plates that we use everyday but I am finding for celebrations, it is fun to dress up the table with my mismatched plates.  It adds color and character and plus I love that I can fall in love with each individual plate creating a unique collection.
Janice's Bday
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As the sun came down, we enjoyed our cake, mood lighting, and a round of scattergories…
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12 comments:

  1. Love your outdoor parties! I wish we had a big backyard! P.S. I love your chandelier!

    In other news: I keep trying to blog and my blogger won't work, or my photo's won't upload... Not cool.

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  3. Looks like a great time!!!

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  4. I need to know how you got lights on the trees on the opposite side of the yard from your house. I would LOVE to light up the tree in the back corner of my yard where the patio table is now, but I can't quite figure out how.

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  5. How fun! I love all the lights, what a great place to celebrate!

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  6. Love it! It is simple, charming, relaxing and fun! The best part is that the focus is on just being together! And your movie nights? Bliss. I am going to have to do that!! Here is my question do you own the projection system? I am wondering what that costs. Would be a great investment, providing years of fun in my opinion!

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  7. Looks like another great party!! Love the cake and beautiful candles!!

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  8. waht a cute party!

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  9. There's something very charming about well-lit places. It gives special occasions a warmer and more cozy atmosphere.

    That being said, this party is such a joy to behold. Simple, yet very lovely.

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  10. I just love your outdoor parties! I want to string some white lights in my trees on the side of my yard. I should figure out how to do that :)

    Isn't it great that the weather forecast for the next week is in the 80's! My kids can't wait to go swimming!

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  11. wow really nice set up!

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