Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Western Retirement Party

Event season has started, folks. Most likely, graduations, weddings, and bbq's will fill up every weekend.

This past event I decorated for was a retirement open house. The retiree is a horse-riding cowboy, so what better theme than 'western cowboy' is there?!


The western backdrop served as a focal point behind the dessert bar where 4 types of desserts were served vintage cake stands.






The rustic centerpieces featured tall sticks in mason jars and twine wrapped bottles. Both were surrounded by old medicine bottles, candles wrapped in paisely, antlers, and fresh flowers.



Photos of the retiree and funny retirement quotes were placed around the space in frames or anchored by red horse shoes.




I have a wedding this upcoming weekend, a graduation after that, and more wedding following!
Stay tuned for more photos :)

7 comments:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a great party...lots of fun ideas! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Coley, I was so anxious to see these pictures. I had heard how nice and western the decorations were from someone who had attended.
I have to agree !!!

Kristie at The Decorologist.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Coley,
I LOVE this themed party! You did a fantastic job - all the amazing details. Love the antlers and the cowboy boot vase!

Emily @ I Love Farm Weddings said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job bringing all the cowboy-rustic details together. It's so tastefully done and full of well placed little details! Awesome job!

Snakeman said... Best Blogger Tips

Great decor for a themed party.
We were at a reptile party last week and everything was designed around snakes, crocodiles and animals. Unfortunately we got no photos on the day.
All the best

Marie Wright said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post!
I love those photos, they look so precious and delicate.
thanks for sharing those brilliant retirement party ideas.
They are really brilliant.

Cheers xxxx
Marie

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