"Yay! Alli can stay!" party instead. It was a hit.
"Sorrento" dishes, bamboo utensils found here, gray and white striped straws from bakeitpretty.com mason jar glasses (cause that's the only way I roll) along with my chalkboard pots filled with herbs. Found here, in my Etsy store. I used my numbered napkins (previously created and sold by me on Etsy). Hanging above the table, is my Ikea candle chandelier, that I spray painted oil rubbed bronze (and nearly threw across the room while assembling). I also placed a few white candles in the center of the table, because I thought a girls only dinner party in Alli's honor deserved a little sparkle.
punchy purple pop of color. (Say that ten times really fast.) The best part- FREE! I dug out some colored chalk and drew a fun and celebratory message for Alli, on my chalkboard.
mint chocolate Oreo cupcakes waiting.
fresh cilantro, and then added it to the bowl of veggie mix. We topped our shrimp salad with it, and it was summer evening perfection. Totally girl friendly food.
talked until it turned dark and the mosquitos began biting.