Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tru2u





Finally, the big day came and went. My daughter Emily's 8th grade retreat dinner, Tru2u. I think I worked for two straight days to get ready for this (with some clearly amazing friends by my side), but, I have to say, I am quite pleased with how it all turned out. The event and speakers were amazing, the girls were darling and everyone put so much work into it, it was wonderful to see it be such a success. I am forever in awe of how blessed I am to be surrounded by so many talented and amazing people. Standing back and looking at it all, we decided the look of the party was some sort of mix of Vogue meets Veranda. So, if Vogue or Veranda would like to come photograph, please give us a call:)

We made flags for the centerpieces of each table with names such as Peace, Hope and Love to represent the table names. As each girl walked in they picked up a darling little bag of strawberries with their table assignment written on the front and a festive flag with their name.

The girls were so pleased with every little detail, which made all the effort truly worth it. I do have to admit, I really love the chance to be creative and make the little details special, interesting and fun. To put in the time and have something beautiful to show for it when you are done is so rewarding. I get lots of the credit, but I have some of the most amazing friends and employees, without whom, it would never all come together. A thousand thank you's to everyone who helped make this happen and all come together in such a beautiful and special way for these daughters that we love.


And aren't they some truly beautiful girls? They looked so very grown up I can hardly stand it...

I received some very sweet and lovely compliments on our yard and home. I cannot even begin to express how blessed I feel to have my home and this yard, but even more so to have the friends and family that fill it. I thoroughly enjoy offering up our home for events such as this (have I ever mentioned how many wedding this back yard has seen?), because if you don' share what God has given you, what is the point in having it at all. It was a beautiful and inspiring night. I hope it is one these girls will never forget.


Now what am I going to do with my time? I am sure I will come up with something...

10 comments:

Becky@Tea Party said...

You did such a beautiful job for their event! I'm getting ready to host a bridal shower, and it has really given me some great ideas. I think its great how you glorify the Lord by sharing what he has blessed you with!!

Leah Moss said...

What a lucky daughter to have such a creative and generous mama! Every detail was beautiful, natural, and sweet--so inspiring!

Jen said...

goodness what a fun party. every little detail was perfect! you did a great job...

Theaterre said...

Makes me wish I was back in 8th grade ;) Beautiful details.

JC said...

The girls are, indeed, adorable and the party looks as though it was a perfect fit: young, fresh, beautiful and oh, so sweet. Congrats to all.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Well, I nevah! :) Just found your absolutely gorgeous blog! The girl-party was stunning and I'm sure many in Blog Land will (try) to copy you! I love your "voice" - thankful to God...for many blessings. And, I thank you! Best!

Susan Crabtree said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I posted a feature of you on my blog this morning-it was simply beautiful!
http://puertabella.blogspot.com/2010/04/tru2-beverly.html

Morning T said...

Every detail is absolutely scrumptuous and those girls are all too cute! I have to add you to my blog roll so I can keep up with you. :)
T

NicNacManiac said...

No wonder all these pretty girls are smiling...your place looks fabulous and all of your special touches really were perfect!!
Beautiful... xOxO

Debi said...

What a beautiful garden party!

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