Our Summer Soiree!

Well, our first annual summer soiree was a success! Rather than tell you how awesome it was, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. So here we go..!

{Drink Station}

{party cups: plastic cups + washi tape + paper straws}

Lemons & Limes bowls – Target Dollar Aisle

 {some of the ladies}

{Official Cornhole Tournament Scoreboard}

{Matt’s beer stands he built}

{wheelbarrow cooler}

{oh yes – best prize ever}

{a few of the guys}

{our outdoor rug arrived just in time for the party}

{my sweet friend Kristen, arranged all of the flowers for the party}

{another Target dollar aisle find}

Recognize this lady!? That’s my friend Laura from Our Life in the Queen City!


Hotdog baskets // Basket Liners // Silverware // Napkins

For the potato chip bags, I picked up mini red paper bags from Michaels and cut them in half with a pair of scalloped scissors.


The dessert table was so amazing that most people ate their dessert before dinner.

{fruit pizza}

{dirt pudding}

And the winner of the goldfish…JD & Eric! A joint custody agreement is in the works.

 We are so thankful for such wonderful friends! The party could not have been better!



  1. Pamela
    June 3, 2013 / 12:34 pm


  2. DeAnna Stephens
    June 3, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    WOW! You're the hostess with the mostess! Love all the details!The guy with his thumb up looks just like the guy from Modern Family!

  3. KatiePerk
    June 3, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    Fantastic! You did such a wonderful job!

  4. Robin
    June 3, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    Awesome…your decorations and table settings are great!

  5. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    June 3, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    So amazing, you pulled it off with out a hitch! Love the hotdog bar and mini chip bags!!

  6. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    June 3, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    i've been looking forward to this post! 😉 so excited that andrew AND i made it on the blog today! wooo! haha thanks so so much for having us! it was a perfect saturday evening! xoxo

    June 3, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    Amazing!!! Love it all & looks like it was SO much fun!

  8. Amy
    June 3, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    Such a cute shindig!

  9. Ashley Barnhill
    June 3, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    I seriously think you need to be an event planner! Your parties look so fabulous!

  10. Jess Casey
    June 3, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I want to be your neighbor!!! Looks awesome

  11. Jordan Cole
    June 3, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    OMG I swear, I went to college with the girl in the blue dress, Natalie I think is her name, I had a class with her when I went to Greensboro, or she looks very similar to the girl I am thinking of! Ha! I LOVE the buckets that hold your silverware, I want those! And also the lime and lemon bowls! Such a great event!

  12. megan
    June 3, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    Your parties never disappoint!

  13. rachel
    June 3, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    Dying over this party!!! You are so unbelievably talented! So inspired now to try and pull something like this off…and how much do you just adore the Target $1 aisle?? Cannot wait to see what other soirees you have planned for the summer!

  14. Maureen @SheisMoments
    June 3, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    Down to every last detail this party looks amazing! Corn Hole Tourney + Hot Dog bar = amazing!

  15. Makeshift Margaritas
    June 3, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    This is one of the cutest real, non-magazine parties I have ever seen! So fun! (Love the beer holders, too!)

  16. Sarah Elizabeth
    June 3, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I just can't even handle how amazing everything looks!!! Such cute and detailed ideas for each thing! Can't believe all the things you got from the $1 isle-fantastic! I so wish I could pull a party like this off!!

  17. Erin O.
    June 3, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Your party looks amazing; so jealous my invitation never arrived!!!

  18. Jenna
    June 3, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    I am loving these decorations! Everything looks so great! I bet it was a blast 🙂 xo, Jenna

  19. Life in the Heights!
    June 3, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    SO CUTE!!! What a fun party!!

  20. Amanda
    June 3, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Everything looks so good, from the decorations to the food! You really outdid yourself my friend.

  21. Wifessionals
    June 3, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    I am so happy you posted this! I am pinning it and I love it!!!

  22. Erin Dawley
    June 3, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    This is SO cute….where did you get the rug from?? We are looking for a new outdoor rug!

  23. Jacque Pinol
    June 3, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Cute cute cute!!!! Everything is so adorable!!! And the fruit pizza….AMAZING! I HAVE to make that!!!mamaplusmini.blogspot.com

  24. Maggie
    June 3, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    Love all the details of this party – so cute! Question for you on the outdoor furniture and rug – do you have to move it/the cushions indoors when it rains? I'm looking at different pieces for our screened-in porch and deck, but wondered if I'd always be schlepping the stuff in and out…

  25. Blue-Eyed Bride
    June 3, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    SO so cute! Great job! I love the tape on the drinks to label the drinks. Genius and adorable.

  26. Kenzie Ashcraft
    June 3, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    Best party planner ever!

  27. Nicole-Lynn
    June 3, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    SO fun! I love all the details, friend! I know planning these type of get together's can be exhausting, so I hope you were able to enjoy the day, too!

  28. sarahbscott
    June 3, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    I love the target dollar aisle! I can never leave the store without buying something!

  29. Colleen Sullivan
    June 3, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    FABulous party! It's obviously that you really have a knack for hosting great parties AND finding cute things at Target!

  30. Bekah @ re·solve
    June 4, 2013 / 12:53 am

    Everything is so happy and colorful! I love it all!

  31. LuLu
    June 4, 2013 / 1:53 am

    Fabulous! The hot dog bar is my fave.

  32. YUMMommy
    June 4, 2013 / 2:03 am

    Love all the decor! Glad everyone had a great time. What a fun way to start off the summer!

  33. Brookley @ Sweet B's and Sunshine
    June 4, 2013 / 3:30 am

    That party screams FUN! You did a great job on all the décor and food! Makes me excited for outdoor shindigs this Summer! Oh, and the rug is perfect! It really adds a lot to your lounge space:)

  34. erica
    June 4, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    That party looks like so much fun. I love all the details and decor! xx

  35. Southern Doe
    June 4, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    LOVE the little lemon and lime dishes. And that is why I adore Target!! Looks like another successful party!!! ;o)

  36. Chasity Munn
    June 4, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    Love it! Love it all. Cornhole…not so much but the beer stands are genius.www.hautemommyblog.com

  37. All Things Cherish
    June 4, 2013 / 7:05 pm

    Such an adorable party! I saw the lemon & lime bowls at Target recently but didn't realize they had 'lemon', 'lime', etc. on them until I saw your post so I ran by there yesterday and snagged some. If only Target would create an entire dollar spot store, in addition to Target of course.

  38. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    June 4, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    This is so cute and looks like so much fun! Ever since I saw your new patio furniture I've been pining for it!! And those lemon & lime bowls are so moving into my house soon!

  39. Colleen @ TwoDelighted
    June 4, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    Looks so fun!! I would eat all of those things happily! So cute Christina!

  40. Jordan - Queen of LA!
    June 8, 2013 / 1:11 am

    oh my gosh. you did a great job! i love it! can you tell me more about the cookie pizza? such a cute idea!

  41. Samma
    June 10, 2013 / 12:14 am

    Love the hot dog bar! And all the sunflowers. What a great party! I am definitely stealing the chip bag idea.

  42. Samara
    June 20, 2013 / 12:34 am

    Everything looked fantastic! I've seen those crinkle bag for chips ideas on Pinterest and your version was simply smashing!I like that Charlie made sure to make it into one of the pics, haha!! :)Cheers,Samara

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