Welcome To The 89th Masterpiece Monday!



Hi!
We had a birthday party for a good friend of ours. Do you ever freak out and over clean before company comes over? I always say I'm not going to go overboard, but I always do. It's not like my house is that bad, or like I have  to "Spring Clean" it before a crowd comes over. I need to learn how to relax.
 So of course I was too tired to really decorate, let alone make some decorations as I would of liked too. So instead of pushing myself, I dug my all purpose birthday flag out of the closet, used a colorful table runner over a plastic table cloth and lit citronella candles.
 I used some regular scented votives set in sand with some shells in a glass bowl for the center piece. And scattered some votive holders with citronella votives around. I didn't see one bug, yay!
 When our canopy cover went south, we kept the frame and attached Christmas lights.
I used plastic plates and cups to save money on disposable ones and allowed everyone to bring a potluck dish. I usually always make all of the food, but I forced myself to let others help this time.
Our friends birthday was a lot of fun and I actually sat down and relaxed!



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20 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun night! love all of the lights!

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  2. Thank you for hosting this great party! The party looks like so much fun! Love the decorations!

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  3. Thanks for hosting! Yes I over clean before a party too! HA!

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  4. Looks like a fun party, Mary! Love the tablescape! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. Looks like you had lots of fun-what a great outdoor space! Thanks so much for hosting! :)
    Susan

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  7. Thanks for hosting! Looks like you hosted one spectacular event!

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  8. I love the citronella lights and the table looks pretty. Looks like you all had a great birthday party for your friend. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at MM!
    FABBY

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  9. Mary,
    Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Another great party, thank you for taking the time to host every week!

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  11. Great idea keeping the frame and hanging lights!!!
    Looks like yall had fun and lots of great foodies and Friends.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your friend. I know she appreciated the party.
    Thanks for hosting..........Sarah

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  13. I like Birthday parties and haven't been to one for quite some time now .
    Also I like outdoor parties but with our triple digit weather all summer too hot and now we are starting fall.
    your table looked really good setting outside decorated
    nothing like candels to pretty up a table and I would like one of those Happy Birthday flags

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  14. Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

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  15. I love all the pretty bright colors that you used at the celebration! Thanks for sharing with us how you decorated your party are...it is fun to see your house "in action". Thanks also for hosting your party for us!

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  16. I’m actually amazed concerning the astonishing concepts you serve.

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  17. Wow, what a great party. Bet everyone had a great time. Thanks for hosting, so glad I could join in.
    Denise

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  18. Would like to see more of the yard in a next post please. It looks so good!

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  19. Thank you for hosting, my first time here and it looks great:)

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  20. Ya it's really a masterpiece concept.Great party.

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