Thursday, March 24, 2011

party time.


Last Friday, hubs and I threw a house warming party to welcome some of our closest friends and family into the new place. This was the first "larger scale" party we've ever really had so I wasn't exactly sure how to prepare, but I'm happy to report that it was a success!

We ended up having about 50 people throughout the night and the party lasted until the wee hours of the morning. I'm kicking myself now for not taking more pictures during the shindig, but I was too busy playing hostess and giving tours :)

Here are a few I took as I was setting up and getting the house ready.
This table ended up filled with food. Because we were unsure of the number of people we would have, I decided to have some food catered by our local market. We had fruit & veggie trays, assorted cheeses, shrimp, cocktail meatballs, chicken wings, and an array of dips and desserts. More than enough deliciousness.

Breakfast nook
The living room. Still furniture-less, but we did decorate a little bit. A couch to go along that back wall will be our next big purchase.

The beginnings of our gallery wall...a mix of photos & paintings. I am on the hunt for a round mirror to go in the mix and I'm sure we'll add more over time.

Kind of in love with those light up twigs!


Entry table & more tulips.

Our guests were so thoughtful! I certainly wasn't expecting it, but pretty much everyone brought us a gift. Flowers, plants, books, wine & liquor among other things.


We were pretty proud of how everything turned out.
Planning a party gave us the little boost we needed to get some things on the walls and make the house feel more like home, and I think we are well on our way!









    












  

18 comments:

Joelle said...

Oh, how fun! I'm so happy you're party turned out well!

And I know I've said this before, but I absolutely love your home! It's just so beautiful :)

xoxo,
Joelle

Ashley Paige said...

love it! i especially love those built-in's along the wall in the dining room! gorgeous.. if it's any consolation, we've been in our new house for a year (almost to the day!) and we're still dining room furniture-less. it KILLS me.. but we did furnish an entire house.. oh.. and have a baby.. this year. haha :) glad you're party was a success!! i can't wait to do a little more "hostess-ing" once i get my "groove" back! :)

Dani said...

The house is beautiful! And it must be kind of exciting to still have it in the developing stage, where you can still decide and change and have fun with it!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

aww how fun! i love your house! it is so pretty :) you have done a fantastic job decorating. congratulations!! xoxo jcd

Natasha said...

looks like your first party was a HUGE success!!!! and yes, your guests were very thoughtful--great ideas and fun cookbooks!!

grace said...

sounds like a perfect party! your house looks lovely- thanks for sharing. i especially love your gallery wall, and it think a round mirror would be perfect!

aj said...

First, I love built ins, how beautiful! Second, the classic, east coast style is making me so jealous!

<3
aj

Megan said...

Looks like a fabulous party!! I love y'alls house!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Seriously, your house is STUNNING! Looks like a fun party!

Megan said...

lovin your house. and those light up twigs??! yes. need. want. now.

modern jane said...

Everything is looking so wonderful! I love the builtins in the dining room! Sounds like you had a great time:)

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Everything looks perfectly lovely Kristen!!! The house is really coming together... I LOVE IT!! And I have that same cupcake book. YUM.

la petite coquine said...

Your home is just gorgeous, and I'm delighted your housewarming went so well!

megan said...

The house looks amazing and I am in love with the chandelier in the first picture!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous place! I'm so excited to follow you!!!!

Happiness Is... said...

Looks like so much fun!

d.a.r. said...

What a great party!! And your house is so gorgeous!

emily said...

Everything looks great! Loving the dining room chandy!