Summer is in full swing round these parts. And with summer comes parties. And I love a good party. Hell, I like a so-so party. As long as there's a spiked punch of some sort, I'll show up...probably with a present. First up, we headed out to my best friend's niece's high school graduation party.
A niece who clearly has good hair.
Anyway, her mom, my best friend's sister is a party-planning pro. She went with a Caribbean theme. But it was the kind of Caribbean where you can leave your resort area. The safe kind. What am I talking about...I've never been to the Caribbean. I'm sheltered really.
How bout these shennanigans? A little palm tree made out of pineapples! And surrounded by a shit-ton of fruit!
And a kayak cooler! Double genius! I'm not one for watersports but I'd totally hop in this one.
Said signature drink. Blue Hawaiians...I think. The kind of drink that tastes like Island Cooler Kool-Aid and you don't realize how drunk you've gotten until you go to refill your cup and you twist the drink knob right off the dispenser. That didn't happen but I imagine it could have.
That looks like a lot of work.
You know what rules? When someone at a party asks if they can hold your baby, then they hold them for like a half hour. None of that minute and a half business. Thanks Eileen.
Buffalo soldiers, dreadlock rasta
That was a nice segueway to a baby shower right?
I thought so.
My pal of all pals Katie's having a baby! Well not right now but in a few months. So she got showered!
Her mom threw the cutest shower at her cute house.
And I took pictures of food.
I am obsessed with hydrangeas lately. So much in fact that I went and bought some hydrangea bushes yesterday and had my house boy plant them along the house. And btw, did you know that if you add aluminum sulfate to your hydrangea soil it will help turn them blue? Thank Jen for that tidbit. I did.
I made Katie do cheesey poses in the back yard mostly because I wanted pictures of this teeny little house that's attached to the shed. Isn't it adorbs? It's got the perfect amount of moss & weathering. I wish I had one.
I'm trying to get better at taking candid photos. I always feel like a little bit of a creeper taking photos when people aren't ready and waiting and saying cheese. But I know they can turn out awesome so I'm trying.
Did I mention I love getting out of my house? Because I do.