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Friday, February 10, 2012

My Son's Event

My son's Confirmation was on Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 am.  It was very difficult to set everything up by the time I had to leave to church in the morning, but we got most of it done between my husband, mother-in-law and I.  Help in the form of a housekeeper arrived much later, almost at the time I had to be in church, so the morning was very hectic. 

Since my son is thirteen.  I wanted the theme and decor of the event to be masculine.  I opted for white tablecloths with custom-made burlap overlays.  The centerpieces were simple but strong statements of color.  I simply cut bunches of leaves from tropical plants in my front yard and placed them in vases with water.

On the serving tables I placed burlap runners that hung about 12 inches down the sides and then placed a striped runner right over the burlap.  I purchased gorgeous wood cheese boards and used them for drama on one of the tables.

I didn't have much time to execute many of the plans I had because of other very stressful activities such as buying and closing on an investment property 4 days before.
Nevertheless, I was happy with the results and what was supposed to be a 3-4 hour brunch reception turned into a "12-hour see how many meals we can eat breakfast foods marathon" because our very close and welcomed friends were here until midnight.  WE had a fabulous and most importantly special and memorable day and evening.  I look forward to many more special and memorable events with family and friends...