Booker T Bookerton

Booker T Bookerton – That’s what B calls me.  Due to my constant desire to plan and book things. Well, Booker T Bookerton is back from vacation in RI (lovely) and in full swing. We have the Goodbye Atlanta party in less than 2 weeks, and now….I have a WEDDING to plan! Yes, we got engaged on vacation. Yay.

First things first:

Some ideas for the Goodbye Atlanta party:

I want to do an Altanta Skyline Bunting – That people can sign and we can also use to decorate. Something sturdy enough that they can keep it.

https://i2.wp.com/tatertotsandjello.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/three-birthday-banners.jpg These are cool – made using tags- but not sure they would be big enough to stand up in a backyard. From Tatertots & Jello.

Bunting for Valentine's DayI also really like this burlap. I see building silhouettes painted or cut out and pasted on….hmmmm.Cute burlap Valentine banner, would be nice with gingham hearts too!

Also thinking lots of string lights!

The Reception But smaller & not as fancy….

More decor ideas to come…

and stay tuned for wedding planning deets.

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Goodbye Atlanta Party

So here is the invitation I sent out for the Goodbye Atlanta Party.

I used  the free puzzle maker at Discovery Education.com to make the crossword.

Instead of using Evite.com, I used Pingg.com. I’m not overly impressed by evite so I did some research. I found this article incredibly informative 10 Evite alternatives: The good and the bad

I really love an envelope, and I liked that I could work with my own images – also love the ease of the RSVP dashboard. I’m a fan.

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Piñatas & Etc *Pinteresting Bridal Shower Post IV*

Am I milking the shower for posts? Perhaps but this is the last one.

So right as we began serving food, we played some games while people ate, to break the ice a bit. 006

Taylor and I took turns with the clipboard. 009  We played two games like this.  One was a ‘Newlywed’ type game, where we asked Brian (the fiance) questions in advance, and then asked Shannon the questions to see how well she could guess what Brian would answer. The second was a “How Well Do You Know The Bride” where we asked the group questions about Shannon and went around the room. Both were fun, and a good start to the party.

Remember all those hours I spent with Taylor making our Piñata? Well ….tada….

 

About a week before the party, Taylor and I decided to do a “Panty Drop”.  We asked all the girls to bring a pair of undies for Shannon (new obvi), and put it in our basket anonymously. Shannon had to guess who gave her what. This was fun, and she got some cute stuff – here was one of the wholesome ones….Easily Entertained

We also played a naughty game that Paige brought. It was not DIY, but it did involve pinning!

Oh, so Shannon won a mini water gun in one of the games, as did I. Towards the end – a fight broke out —- no one was injured, thankfully!

 

To see the board I made for this party…follow me on Pinterest!

DIY Photo booth *pinteresting bridal shower post III*

Easily Entertained DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth with Props

A white sheet thumb tacked to the wall, a stool with a camera (for the photographer, a tripod would be extra cool), a lamp near by for light, and some dollar store goodies for dressing up!

Easily Entertained - $1 store Haul

I used my Canon sureshot digital camera for these pics.  When I got home, I uploaded them and gray-scaled them (or you could just change to black and white) to give them a photo booth effect. Plus, I think b&w are always more flattering.   Then I cropped out all the extra crap in the shot, like the walls and any awkward angles and re-sized them to fit in my”photo booth strip”.  I but a black background behind them, an did a little grouping and cropping, and voila!

Crafts! Crafts! Crafts! *Pinteresting Bridal Shower Part II*

Katie’s Craft: Mini Zen Gardens!

She supplied the little boxes, a bag of sand, some plastic plants, a small rake, and some small stones.  We went from there. I must say, raking my garden is very soothing.

Char’s Craft: Headbands!

I actually didn’t get to participate in this craft- I was running around doing something? Anyways, they looked super cute!

Meredith’s Craft: Tie-Dye!

This was really fun. I can’t wait to see how my shorts turned out. Meredith brought a Tie-Dye kit that had plastic to dye on, dyes, and gloves (which most of us forgot to use).  She picked up an assortment of white clothing items which made it more fun than just t-shirts. There were tanks, shorts, t-shirts, bandeaus, even a bikini!

Cookies!

Alison’s Craft: Tank Top Bleaching!

Easily Entertained - bleach tanksThis activity was simple and fun. Allison brought a bunch of cute and colorful tank tops and some bleach pens. We had to put wax paper and cardboard inside the shirts while we were bleaching.  We made our designs, let it sit for 10 mins, then washed with soap and water.  Most of them came out adorable, for some reason mine didn’t show at all! So weird.

More on this party to come…

Party Prep *Pinteresting Bridal Shower Post I*

So it finally happened. The Pinterest Shower! Last Saturday Taylor and I prepped dawn to dusk (more like 11-7) to get ready for what we hoped would be the best shower yet.

I am still collecting photos from some of our guests. I was  unfortunately too busy to get all the pics I would have liked to, but here is a taste.

Menu: Caprese Salad Pops, Veggie Quinoa with Feta, Mixed Green Salad with Goat cheese, Turkey Burger Sliders, Veggie Burger Sliders

Dessert: Cake Pops, Fruit Skewers, Snicker Doodle Cookies, Kristen’s Yummy Cookies, and Ice Cream (which we never made)

Another $1 Store Haul

EEasily Entertained - $1 store Haul

Game Prizes!

In preparation for the big Pinterest Party this weekend, I hit the $1 store to load up on last minute supplies.  First of all, we have some games happening. What’s the point of winning if you don’t get a prize? None. Exactly. So I decided to pick up some strange and funky prizes for $1 a piece.  I bought 6 items, so have some extras jut in case. These include – a cute pair of socks, 2 baby sock coin purses (weird I know), pop its (who doesn’t love pop-its?), mini water guns (4 in the pack!), and an odd little magic towel.

Easily Entertained - $1 store Haul

Props for the Photo Booth

Candy for the Pinata

Lastly, we are doing a photo booth. Or trying it out.  We were talking about props the other night, then I found these funny items (above).  Our CFO is inspecting them.  I think they are fun and unexpected : $ sign glasses, pink antenna headband, tiara, two hats, glow bracelets and a fake shell bra for $7

Easily Entertained - $1 store Haul

Next we needed more candy for the Pinata, since we only had like 4 ring pops.  So I spent $4 on some red and white candies, more ring pops, and some chocolate for good measure.

Total Spent$17 (plus tax) not bad!