My mother told my son she wanted to have a party in honor of his recent surprise wedding. Of course, she wasn't really thinking clearly. When the guest list exceeded 50 people, I had to put my foot down and tell her "this isn't just a little picnic anymore." So we rented an affordable (and air conditioned) recreation hall...
And now we are trying to prepare for a fun day in a white cement block building that is very VERY plain. I'm also insistent that we honor their personalities; they live simply, responsibly and creatively. A "princess for a day" theme is just not Jessica.
I asked Jessica what she would like at the picnic and she said "suprise us!" Soooo I'm taking my cue from the outfit Jess wore at her wedding. I making a lot of table squares for the tables and finally touching my beloved 30s/40s style fabric. Afterwards, I'll wash the squares, take them apart and make a 9 patch quilt in their colors for them:
I'm going to make fabric pennants as well and sachets as favors. When in doubt, pull out your fabric!! I have to do this now since the party is at the end of August.
We will decorate mason jars that I have and friends are loaning for vases. I pruned all my flowers so we can have more in time for the party. This is the time I am grateful I have an over the top garden :)Q is for Quilter and she incorporated a similar block (cat in a wedding gown and veil) into a quilt she made for her daughter afterwards.
Have a safe and happy day ya'all!