Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Luke's Birthday

For those of you that don't know, Evan and I attended Ouachita Baptist University for college. In fact, it's where we met! Evan's mom, sister and brother-in-law and my sister are all OBU graduates as well. SO, needless to say, we were all thrilled when Luke (my brother) chose to attend OBU! He just started his freshman year and he is loving it already... as we all knew he would! :)

So, in honor of him being the newest Ouachitonian in the family, we threw him an OBU themed 19th birthday party! I did my best to make the party special but still keep it 19 yr old boy appropriate! haha Here are a few of the pictures:

This is the front porch...

The cutest decoration of all in his OBU shirt! :)

I made this door hanger out of burlap, ribbon and paint! It was SO easy to make and I love how it turned out! I got the idea from a fellow blogger and adoptive momma (who I actually know in real life too)! I love reading her blog for all kinds of reasons... but here is a link to her tutorial on these door hangers if you want to make one too!

The table...

The cake... from Rick's Bakery... I am officially IN LOVE with that place! It's my new favorite thing about living in NWA! :)

On one side of the table there was a calendar... with mock events written on it... basically I just wanted a way to incorporate "Ouachita words" into the party. For the most part, if you read this calendar as a Ouachitonian, you totally get it and if you weren't a Ouachitonian, you have no idea what it says! haha At least, that's what I was going for.... It was fun because Luke "gets" the lingo now :)

And on the other side of the table was a bulletin board with pictures of Luke and his friends from their first few days at OBU... that I got off of Facebook!

And the drinks... Starbucks coffee... because there is a Starbucks on OBU's campus and it's the only Starbucks in the entire town of Arkadelphia!

Seth and Uncle Luke
The super fun... but kind of scary... sparkler candles!

Next up: Mammaw's 80th Birthday: Shabby Chic Sewing Party :)


Dianna said...

I can't wait to make that door hanging! Thanks for sharing!