Sean and I are pretty sure that this was the biggest party we have ever hosted...we were incredibly fortunate to have so many of our friends and family celebrate Mac's graduation (and a little bit of mine too).
Just as I had hoped there were colors everywhere, but with all the party prep craziness I didn't get a chance to get too many photos of the details...
There were messy fabric banners everywhere, including our backyard with its mismatched chairs and tables borrowed from family and neighbors.
Buckets of rocks and little banners on skewers made up the centerpieces (or in this case a weight to keep napkins in place). And there had to be too many colorful straws for party guests to stick in their drinks.
My mom found this snack mix recipe for us to make as party favors. We quickly learned that Fritos drizzled with a caramel mixture are pretty amazing. The party invitiation turned into little tags for the favor bags.
The school photos of Mac over the years were clothespinned to some fabric strips tied together to decorate the mantle.
And, just as we planned for, the front and back yards were filled with games.
This was a celebration that was thought about for years. To look around at our family and friends laughing as they ate together and played games was the very best version of this dream coming true.