Monday, May 2, 2011

Damon's Welcome Party

This past weekend, we hosted a party to celebrate baby Damon and welcome him to the family. We had a wonderful time visiting with friends and family. I kept it pretty simple with a blue and green spring theme. I was on a tight budget, and I tried to re-use anything I could and decorate with what I had around the house. I was a little hesitant to throw a party with a newborn and toddler, but I'm so glad that I went for it. It really was a special time.

I was busy enjoying visiting, so of course I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked (and not before the food was eaten...but I'm glad everyone liked it!) Here are some snapshots of the event:

 My summery fireplace

 Oregano, Thyme, & Chives

 A simple bunting

 A ribbon mobile constructed out of a wire coat hanger and ribbon on hand; hanging above the food table
 Cupcakes

 Coconut "grass" & jelly bean eggs: cupcakes

"Welcome to the Family" Table: Family portraits of most of our family hang above

 Mini Bunting

 Potted herbs as decorations and Damon's birth announcement

 
Italian lemonade

Simple blue & green bottles as a centerpiece

Simple, fun, and truly a wonderful time celebrating such a precious gift to our family.

15 comments:

Gina said...

Caroline! That looks amazing! I can't believe you put that all together with 2 little ones to look after! You are a super mom! I love the whole thing! Especially the glass bottles on the table!

CourtneyKeb said...

Your place looked super, and I know little Damon got lots of attention and lovin! Great idea!

michelle said...

What a wonderful party! I love all your decor and your fireplace is beautiful! I hope that he had a good time and I am sure that he got lots of lovin, hugs and kisses!! :)

Clandestine Road said...

That is so lovely!

My favorite part is how the mirror above the beautiful fireplace reflects the chandelier. Your decorating style is impeccable.

rindercella @ neatheringourfest said...

i love the bunting on the picture frames - that is so very cute! :)

Hilary @ My So-Called Home said...

What a sweet idea I love all the herbs and the photos.

emily @ the happy home said...

it's all so pretty! i can't believe you had the time and energy to pull it all together. very inspiring!

Enjoying this beautiful life we've created said...

What a cute & original idea to have a Welcome party!! If we weren't a military family so far from both of our families I'd love to do the same thing with our next baby =) The simple decor looked simple, yet gorgeous! You did an amazing job...you proved to yourself it's still possible to do things you'd do with one kid, with two of them!

Sarah said...

Super cute, and, um- how on earth do you make things look so amazing with a newborn, a toddler and all your other responsibilities? You're a fabulous lady :)

Lynzie said...

Ok, I have to ask how the party went for the little guy? Was he awake enough? Did the guest get to "see" him enough? Was he cranky after? I would LOVE to throw a party when I have mine, but I'm just scared it would end in disaster (I have pets too...) How do you make things look so easy???

carrie said...

i love the use of simple buntings to dress up a space. beautiful!

Rambling Renovators said...

Such a sweet welcome for Damon. Everything looked great - and I'm amazed you got that all done with the babes underfoot!

Mama Gone Green said...

seriously, you are amazing!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

What a pretty party! Congrats on your new addition! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Wow, what a fun idea! I love all the simple decor. And those cupcakes looked so yummy and spring-like!