Sunday, February 22, 2009

movie night

I am so close to showing you pictures of the new nursery...really, I am...but in the meantime, I had a few girlfriends over for a movie night last night and I thought I'd share just a few pics with you. Since my baby's due in less than three weeks, my goal for myself was to have this be as casual and easy as possible. So, I ordered pizzas and had everybody contribute their favorite junk food to the evening. I also held myself back from creating favors and any complicated decor, which turned out to be a good call, because simply trying to get the house clean enough for company just about did me in.

But, because I am who I am, I couldn't help creating invitations and having some sort of theme for decor. I'm sure I spent no more than $15, which was for a couple of tablecloths and paper goods.

I found some black sparkly ting (NO idea how to spell that) in my basement that was left over from another event.

I put the ting in a clear glass vase, anchored with rocks, and borrowed one of my daughter's feather boas from the dress-up clothes - which I then just taped around the vase to create wonderful foofy-ness. (I'm just sure that's a word.)

I found black and white napkins at Ikea which doubled as part of my centerpiece/table runner.

Combined with pink patterned napkins from Home Goods and black and white plates from Target, it created a fun, mismatched (but still coordinated) look.

Since I had one table for food and another for drinks, I found myself in need of a second centerpiece. So, I scrounged around the house and found the bouquet of white and pink flowers my hubby had given me for Valentine's Day. I took it apart and used the hot pink carnations from the bouquet in a vintage water glass for the second table.

I ran out of time and energy to take any pictures of food, but you can picture the scene...your girlfriends from high a little Mamma Mia...>sigh<. Pure heaven.


  1. absolutely love this idea! i've been looking for an "excuse" to get the girls over for a visit. this is too cute.

    can't wait to see the nursery pics.

    love your blog :)

  2. Ah Mama Mia! Sounds like just the perfect night in.

  3. Oh, how fun! I wish I could've been there. Sounds like my kind of party. :-)

  4. How is it you can come up with better party decorations almost ready to pop than I can come up after hours of thought? lol Everything looks so cute and sounds like so much fun... I'm jealous that I'm on the other side of the world and couldn't come! :)

  5. Oh my gosh...time flies!! I can't believe how soon you're due! I'll be on the edge of my keyboard the next couple of weeks. :-)

    I can not believe you came up with this movie night decor with all you have going on! I love the color combo SO much...I'd be honored to be an invitee.

  6. How fun! I can't believe you did that now.. You are my hero!

  7. looks like a lot of fun!
    - I'm guessing that since there have been no further posts, that baby boy has made his way out, or you're running around finishing up things so he can... :)

  8. I just read your comment on Hooked on Houses...Sounds like the little guy is pretty comfortable! :-) I hope by the time you read this, he's "on the outside." good luck, Mlle Courtney!!You're in my thoughts for sure.

    xo, Laura

  9. Sigh. How I wish we had Ikea and Target and dollar stores here.:(


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