The good news is my brother got accepted into a master's program at Brown University, because he is so very smart & talented. The bad news is that means he, my sister in law & nephew are all moving to Rhode Island.. :(
So it was defiantly necessary to throw them a going away party!
(plus I hear they bring good luck ;))
I had seen this sweet hot air balloon dessert station & knew something similar would be perfect as a going away theme.. I was so pleased with how it turned out!
(Please forgive the horrible lighting in this first photo, but I couldn't delay the guests from eating just to get a good photo of the spread, so at least you get the idea of what it looked like before. Guess next time I need to plan ahead for picture taking :))
I have had my eye on these adorable miniature hot air balloons for a while now, so I'm glad I finally had a reason to buy them!
The travel treats were filled with my favorite candy fun dip!
these balloons were gigantic! I felt really silly with them crammed in the car with me after I had filled them up :)
I couldn't pass up these awesome notes from target so we can be pen pals while they are away!
Well there ya have it. Throwing parties might be my newest hobby :) I really did enjoy decorating & baking.
globes borrowed from my mother's school.
minature hot air balloons found on amazon.
tree stumps, vintage luggage & cake stands all borrowed.
Izzie's bought at costco. (buying in bulk is always cheaper :))
coconut cupcakes & key lime pie made by my mother & me.
raspberry french macaroons purchased from Les Madeleines in SLC.
serving tray purchased at ikea.
paper straws, oversized balloons, striped paper plates, & pink garland purchased from shop sweet lulu.
So sad to see Nick, Erin & Atlas go, but technically I don't really live in Utah either so I guess I will just have to visit them in Rhode Island! I HATE goodbyes, so I am just saying this is a see ya later type deal:)
A little more on the party in another post, this one is a little to picture heavy already :)