Pretty much the day after I got married I knew I wanted to wear my wedding dress again.
Where could I possibly do that? I didn't want to dye it and wear it to a party, nope, I wanted to have an anniversary party where all of the women get to wear their wedding dresses again.
And yes, I realize that could als be read as "get to", as in "no thank you I won't wear it/it won't fit/you've got to be crazy".
Thankfully, my husband let me keep dreaming about this party. After 2 kids, I could fit back into my wedding dress for our 5 year anniversary, but our house was still under construction, the economy was in a massive recession (you remember 2010, right?), and it just didn't work out.
Enter my new idea, a 7 Year Itch party. 3 kids now, and the dress zips. Pay no attention to the back cleavage, you can't expect perfection after this long and this many kids:) Also, we were in Hawaii for another wedding on our 7 year anniversary. This is what we get for getting married on July 4th weekend, it's VERY popular for weddings:)
So I just punted, and decided to invent my own party. Come on in!
As you know, one of the very best htings about having a party is that your house gets all straightened/things thrown in closets, so it looks awesome:)
I just bought armloads of white flowers at Trader Joes, and spread them around with some candles and 72 shimmery balloons and called it a day on the decorations front.
For an "activity" I set up a photo booth in the library with a tablecloth and streamers (from Amazon) as a backdrop, and my camera on a tripod with a remote.
I even provided a table of props, for some extra fun.
Now my sister and I got a picture of the two of us in our wedding dresses together! This would never happen unless we had some sort of Marcia and Jan Brady double wedding.
More gratuitous pictures of us:)
For food, since it was the first night of Hanukkah, in addition to a cheese plate, I made latkes with creme fraiche, smoked salmon and caviar, yummy:)
Plus spinach deviled eggs, and little tomato soup and grilled cheese shooters.
Obviously, since this was my party, there was a lot of champagne, sparkling water, and scotch for the boys. That my boy right there:)
The next day, most of the balloons were down, which left something fun for our kids when they got back from their sleepover at Nana and Baba's house:)
Any other fun anniversary party ideas?
I link to these awesome parties:
Monday: DIY Showoff, Thrifty Decor Chick, Home Stories A to Z Tuesday: Nest for Less, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Centsational Girl Wednesday: Savvy Southern Style Thursday: House of Hepworths, the 36th Avenue, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Friday: Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello