This is the front of the invitation we sent inviting our relatives to come celebrate the end of Summer.
I can’t wait…..and it should be fun….because….
- Defrost the turkey so it can get smoked on Thursday!
- Hard-boil some eggs for egg salad….
- Clean the deck….
- Hide some clutter….
- Polish the furniture and get rid of some cobwebs….
- Get out the trays, baskets and other serving items
- email people who have volunteered to bring food to share….
- decide on the “flow” for the different party areas….food, beverages, dessert
Since the weather forecast promises a beautiful summer evening, I know that people will be out on the deck.
and in 10 minutes….no more ugly nursery pots…..
Here is my new favorite thing on our deck…..
Since the only way we can have herbs and lettuce at Sweetwater is on the deck because all the bunnies and deer would love it if we planted in the garden…. refuse to be their suppliers!
…. Mr. S. gave me this awesome Triolife planter for my birthday….I have been wanting one for a long time….
A tiered planter is a wonderful space saver….the one we had been using was plastic….and definitely showing it’s age…..you can imagine how happy my new planter makes me!
Back to party prep….
We moved the bench to the seating group….I will move the rose bush on Friday…..and now with a little bit of cleaning and sweeping, the deck is all set….
The solar twinkle lights will recharge and be all ready to set the atmosphere for lovely conversation area at the party!
Stay tuned for Getting Ready to Party #2….tomorrow will be menu planning…..don’t be expecting a lot of recipes….remember….this is a stress free party planning series!!!
Have A Great Day….I am going to go sit in the sunshine on my shiny clean deck!!!!
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Mary- What a fun invitation- it sure got a smile out of me. I am like in you in that I start about a week ahead of time but I DO have a check off list- I would forget something for sure without it. I even set my serving pieces out the day before with a slip of paper in them to tell what goes in them. That way I don't forget something at the last minute and I have everything clean and ready. I can't wait to see Day 2 of your planning- xo Diana
It's going to be one FABULOUS party!!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
oh wow–i think i need you to come organize my apartment! stop by and link up http://peekababyny.com/wordlesswednesday/post-1604/