Our going away party was last weekend. Of course, I can’t take credit for any of the fabulous ideas, but our friends put together such a gorgeous, thoughtful, party that I thought it’d be a waste not to share some pictures with y’all.
There were globes everywhere- dotting the tables, next to the dessert buffet, tucked in between the treats, lining the steps.
There was even a globe ‘guest book’ that our friends signed with sweet messages of encouragement and farewell (side note- if I were getting married, I would TOTALLY use a globe as a guest book- so fabulous!).
The chalkboard signs with sweet quotes were one of my favorite parts of the decor…
…or maybe my favorite was the abundance of fresh flowers?
Or the globes? Did I mention those?
There was also a lemonade stand…
…a mix-your-own-drink station…
…and the most gorgeous table settings including, you guessed it, more globes and fresh flowers.
Hands down, my favorite part of the party was the mix of guests- people we love from all of the different parts of our life. There were friends from before we had kids, friends from dental school, family, friends from my childhood, and tons of friends from church. It feels like so much life has happened over these last six years, and these people have been so faithful to walk beside us through all of it.
And, really, it means so much to us that they are sending us off so well! Though, it doesn’t make it easy to leave. One of the chalkboard signs said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Yep. That pretty much sums up the current state of my heart.
Note to any one putting together a going away party in the near future- copy these ideas!