Welcome To The 89th Masterpiece Monday!



Hi!
We had a birthday party for a good friend of ours. Do you ever freak out and over clean before company comes over? I always say I'm not going to go overboard, but I always do. It's not like my house is that bad, or like I have  to "Spring Clean" it before a crowd comes over. I need to learn how to relax.
 So of course I was too tired to really decorate, let alone make some decorations as I would of liked too. So instead of pushing myself, I dug my all purpose birthday flag out of the closet, used a colorful table runner over a plastic table cloth and lit citronella candles.
 I used some regular scented votives set in sand with some shells in a glass bowl for the center piece. And scattered some votive holders with citronella votives around. I didn't see one bug, yay!
 When our canopy cover went south, we kept the frame and attached Christmas lights.
I used plastic plates and cups to save money on disposable ones and allowed everyone to bring a potluck dish. I usually always make all of the food, but I forced myself to let others help this time.
Our friends birthday was a lot of fun and I actually sat down and relaxed!



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..: Welcome To The 89th Masterpiece Monday!

Sunday, September 9

Welcome To The 89th Masterpiece Monday!



Hi!
We had a birthday party for a good friend of ours. Do you ever freak out and over clean before company comes over? I always say I'm not going to go overboard, but I always do. It's not like my house is that bad, or like I have  to "Spring Clean" it before a crowd comes over. I need to learn how to relax.
 So of course I was too tired to really decorate, let alone make some decorations as I would of liked too. So instead of pushing myself, I dug my all purpose birthday flag out of the closet, used a colorful table runner over a plastic table cloth and lit citronella candles.
 I used some regular scented votives set in sand with some shells in a glass bowl for the center piece. And scattered some votive holders with citronella votives around. I didn't see one bug, yay!
 When our canopy cover went south, we kept the frame and attached Christmas lights.
I used plastic plates and cups to save money on disposable ones and allowed everyone to bring a potluck dish. I usually always make all of the food, but I forced myself to let others help this time.
Our friends birthday was a lot of fun and I actually sat down and relaxed!



Boogieboard Cottage

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).
3. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. PLEASE.


Most of all, have fun!

20 Comments:

At September 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Looks like a fun night! love all of the lights!

 
At September 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you for hosting this great party! The party looks like so much fun! Love the decorations!

 
At September 9, 2012 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Thanks for hosting! Yes I over clean before a party too! HA!

 
At September 9, 2012 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Looks like a fun party, Mary! Love the tablescape! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

 
At September 9, 2012 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

 
At September 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM , Blogger must love junk said...

Looks like you had lots of fun-what a great outdoor space! Thanks so much for hosting! :)
Susan

 
At September 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Thanks for hosting! Looks like you hosted one spectacular event!

 
At September 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the citronella lights and the table looks pretty. Looks like you all had a great birthday party for your friend. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party at MM!
FABBY

 
At September 9, 2012 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Mary,
Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!

Hugs,
Deb

 
At September 9, 2012 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Alderberry Hill said...

Another great party, thank you for taking the time to host every week!

 
At September 9, 2012 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Jo May said...

Great idea keeping the frame and hanging lights!!!
Looks like yall had fun and lots of great foodies and Friends.

 
At September 9, 2012 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your friend. I know she appreciated the party.
Thanks for hosting..........Sarah

 
At September 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM , Blogger Curtains in My Tree said...

I like Birthday parties and haven't been to one for quite some time now .
Also I like outdoor parties but with our triple digit weather all summer too hot and now we are starting fall.
your table looked really good setting outside decorated
nothing like candels to pretty up a table and I would like one of those Happy Birthday flags

 
At September 10, 2012 at 7:53 AM , Anonymous melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa

 
At September 10, 2012 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Miss Kitty said...

I love all the pretty bright colors that you used at the celebration! Thanks for sharing with us how you decorated your party are...it is fun to see your house "in action". Thanks also for hosting your party for us!

 
At September 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Kim@Plastic plates said...

I’m actually amazed concerning the astonishing concepts you serve.

 
At September 10, 2012 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Wow, what a great party. Bet everyone had a great time. Thanks for hosting, so glad I could join in.
Denise

 
At September 11, 2012 at 6:04 AM , Blogger Keila said...

Would like to see more of the yard in a next post please. It looks so good!

 
At September 11, 2012 at 6:33 AM , Blogger Sayuri said...

Thank you for hosting, my first time here and it looks great:)

 
At September 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM , Anonymous Cheap epson ink said...

Ya it's really a masterpiece concept.Great party.

 

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