After 23 years of active duty, my husband retired from the Army. Now he immediately jumped from the frying pan into the fire with a contract job and is leaving for Afghanistan in a few weeks but not before we could have a proper party for him!
Of course, it was extremely helpful that the party was planned just before the Fourth which made it very easy to find decorations!
|This chalkboard frame is typically in my kitchen but I loved using it for the|
entrance to the party. The Welcome sign came from the Hob Lob and the
wire basket was from Old Time Pottery.
|The table decorations included mason jars-one filled with Hershey's |
Cookies and Cream candy and one with a blue votive candle.
The baskets from OTP were filled with red petunias.
Of course, flags had to go into everything!
|The tin stars and hearts all came from Hobby Lobby.|
|Not a very clear photo...darn! I used clipart for the EOD badge and DJInkers |
clipart for the rest. I love DJInkers and use their graphics for school a lot!!
|The floral arrangements included vases from OTP, the tin stars and ribbon |
from the HL and those are my own beautiful hydrangeas! I was so happy
for all the rain we have had to be able to use this many blooms for the arrangements!
|One last look at the chalkboard sign and petunias. Can't you just smell them?!|