Did you know that my freshman year of college I lived with nine other girls? That's right, nine. Crazy? Yes. Awesome? Absolutely. Well, it was awesome the first year anyway. As I progressed through my education I quickly found that I needed to live with fewer and fewer people. But when you're a freshman--the more the better. If you are one of 10 girls in a house there is bound to be somebody who wants to got to Jack-in-the-Box at 1:00 AM with you, right?
One day while we were chatting about our upcoming high school reunions, Kim and I mentioned how fun it would be to have a roommate reunion. Say no more...we were making plans.
The party was a huge success. We had fun reminiscing for a bit, and then spent the majority of out time chatting about where life has taken us. And eating. There was a lot of eating. We missed all of the girls that couldn't make it. Maybe we'll see them at the 20 year (wink, wink).
Planning the party with Kim was an absolute blast. We had a very small budget--as in, "we have no budget, spend no money," so the only big expense we had was the food. Everything else (mostly) came from things we had on hand. I do believe I've found my party planning partner in crime. We were already planning two more parties while putting up decorations for this one. I'm not one bit kidding.
Pingg--They really have some beautiful options especially if you are crunched for time or on a small budget. Just be sure to have correct email addresses on hand!
Paper garland--I sewed this simple garland with scrapbook paper from my stash + a round punch. So easy.
Pom-Poms--Kim made these. Here's a tutorial.
Wood Skewers--Kim made these with wooden beads from her stash. They were a big hit.
Shower Sandwiches--I can hear you all saying "duh" for this one. I promise someday I'll throw a party without these sandwiches, but this was not that party.
Salad--Lettuce + Strawberries + Feta + Poppyseed dressing
Artichoke Dip--+ crusty bread. Delicious, Kim. You should share the recipe.
Cupcakes--another "duh" I know. But I don't care. I'm never going to get tired of them.
Chocolate fountain + treats for dipping--great for sauntering back to the table for a snacky.
Jones Soda--the look of this soda all lined up is so pretty. It just works.
Babes. Every single one of you. Thanks for coming to our party! It was wonderful to see you.