Tuesday, September 4, 2012

~yesterday~{a BBQ)

Today Cody started back to school.
Tomorrow Savannah will.
Yesterday we had a end of summer BBQ.
I took lots of pictures, it was a blast!
 Days before the party, my husband and I stained our deck.
Nothing like a party to get some projects done right?

 Bright dahlias from my parents garden in vintage honey jars.

I was really worried about our porky little puppy getting into the food, so we came up with the solution to elevate the food table with a wooden boat we own.
This worked out really well, as he could not reach any of it!
 I picked a bunch of blooms, as well as herbs from around the yard for a very informal
 "picnic" like bouquet. 
 We grilled burgers and dogs and we had a variety of yummy salads, fruits, chips and beans.
And, of course, a huge dessert table!
{which I did not get a picture of!}
 I elevated this area here with a vintage suitcase, everything else rested on the wooden boat seats.





 There was plenty of activities for the kids besides swimming and canoeing.
They did flips on the trampoline.....
 They even got their own table, way away from the adults!
 Behind the table, a little archery.......

 For the little kids, a bouncy house.......

basketball.....

and the new half pipe got a lot of use!
There was also a few games of croquet!

A tub full of extra suits~a must have when you live on the lake!
 At the end of the day we were all dog tired.
xoxo

17 comments:

The Farmers Nest said...

The boat is such a great idea! I love changing of seasons parties.

Erin said...

I love the boat -everythign look beautiful!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Great ideas, love the pictures!!

Jan @Door251.com

Shannon said...

Love the set up, looks like a perfect way to end the Summer!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How fun! And I love the food served in the boat! I want a cute boat just to use as a fun prop for parties!!!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love the way you set up your buffet! It is so clever and beautiful! It looks like such a fun party! I'm sure your guests felt very blessed to spend the day with your family. (I especially think the archery looks fun!)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Sounds like a great party with lots to do. Love the buffet in the boat -pretty and a great way to keep your pup out!

Kathy said...

Looks awesome, no wonder you all enjoyed yourselves...Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

Henhurst Interiors said...

Looks like a fabulous party. The boat is fantastic.

jayneonweedstreet said...

OMG! Perfection! LOVE love your staging with the boat and the dahlias....swoon! And most of all, made me miss my Lily, yellow lab who ALWAYS tried to help herself to the table! Great party - what fun!!!

angie said...

How artistically gorgeous... Everything! Thanks for sharing, but how come I was not invited?

pam {simple details} said...

That BOAT!! Too clever, the perfect pairing of a fun get-together and amazing styling!! Great inspiration, Melaine!

Tia said...

Love it what a great way to end summer! Also love the glimpses of you yard would love to see a post on what it looks like. Beautiful I'm sure :)

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It's a beautiful place where you live. The boat food display is amazing. We always play croquet at our BBQ's too! What fun you all had.

jackie said...

Looks like a wonderful outdoor gathering! Your flowers are absolutely beautiful and the boat/food table is darling! Thank you for sharing you sweet ideas!

SHERRY HART said...

Wish I could have come...you did a great job on the decor...yes you are right...nothing like a party to get you going. That is what I need :)

Dione Drabble said...

Having a BBQ party is perfect after playing basketball. :) I'm glad your BBQ party was a blast, Melanie. This is a milestone for you and your husband.

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