country boy graduation party

May 17, 2012

If I didn't already feel old
{with the impending big 3-0 birthday this year}
some of my younger siblings are taking care of that for me
by graduating HIGH SCHOOL!!
Seriously. This is crazy.
Some of you might think its crazy to even have
siblings this young but I remember their births, so this is blowing me away.

I was thrilled to be asked to plan the graduation party
for my half brother Mason.
He is such a great kid
...I mean GIANT MAN standing at 6'-6"...
and its been really fun watching him grow UP (get it?) and turn out so well.
He's going to college on a football scholarship
and I could not be more proud of him or excited for what his future holds.

Mason lives in Gardner (a somewhat rural, small-ish town)
and loves all things country boy, so that plus the school colors was the theme for the day. :)
So, this is probably one of my favorite projects ever.
I stapled chicken wire to the back of this barn wood frame
then we used mini clothes pins to clip childhood pictures to it.
The entry table.
Basket for cards.
My stepdad smoked some delicious meat for sandwiches.

I put all the guys to work rolling silverware in napkins and tying them with twine. :)
  And again, my fabulous cookie lady made these super fun
graduation, football & mascot cookies.
My stepdad made this wooden box out of yardsticks.
I WILL be stealing it.
Ice tea in a big crock. Love.
 MASON jars...get it? ;)

I made this 3 tiered display out of cake pans from a thrift store
and wooden candlesticks that I spray painted blue & distressed.
I was really iffy about it but it ended up being just the thing to display these mini desserts.

I baked a really simple blueberry cobbler
in these little jam jars and tied them with wooden spoons from here.
They were definitely a crowd pleaser.
Congratulations Mason!!
Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day! :)


Danett said...

When you said giant -- you weren't a kidding! What a great party!

Brenda said...

Chels - you did an AMAZING job once again!!!! You looked great also and baby Jia is TOO precious for words!!!

Melissa Rodgers said...

Chels - You know how much I LOVED everything. I told you that, right? Oh yea, a hundred times probably :) You are amazing sweetie. Hugs, Mom

Lena Schlabach said...

I just through a great country graduation party for my daughter too. Your ideas are great. What a nice party. You can see mine on my blog if you like.

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