Housewarming & Summer Backyard BBQ

After weeks of planning and 24/7 construction work, our backyard and house were finally completed and we celebrated by hosting a joint birthday (for myself & boyfriend), Father’s Day and housewarming party all-in-one!  Over 80 people showed up (only 50 RSVP’d too), but it was a giant success!

The Theme: Citrus Summer Fun. The Colorshot pink, lemon yellow, chartreuse & accents of orange. The Menu: BBQ Buffet & Burger Bar + Lemonade!!!

The flower arrangements were simple and made out of gerbera daisies, peonies & hydrangeas.  I bought all the flowers at Trader Joe’s and the local farmers market!  For cups, the guests used mason jars wrapped in twine with colorful paper straws & labels (so they didn’t lose their cups) and all the paperware was purchased from Target!

… and the food! (I couldn’t take photos b/c people ate so fast!!!)

Happy Summer!!!

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  • http://www.ourprairiewedding.com Danielle {Our Prairie Wedding}

    I love that chalkboard menu hanging from the umbrella! I’ve seen the chalkboard menu idea before, but hanging it with ribbon is a cute spin!

  • http://www.enchanteddreamweddings.com/blog Naomi

    How incredibly fun and colorful? If I lived closer I would have loved to been invited. Congratulations on all the exciting things going on in your home. You must feel overly blessed and lucky! Thank you for all you do can’t wait to meet you one day in the future! xo

    • http://www.thepreppychicblog.com stephanie

      Naomi… I was thinking if you ever wanted to do a TWIPs party in suburbia LA (aka the Beach Cities) let me know! I’ll host an event here :) I can’t wait to meet you too!!!

  • http://www.sweetbuttertoast.net Rennie

    I wished I could’ve been there. I love the color schemes. What are the little jars for?

    • http://www.thepreppychicblog.com stephanie

      they were for drinks. lemonade, ice tea, beer, margaritas :) everyone had their own personalized mason jar to drink out of with paper straws.

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