My mom got married over spring break to the love of her life. After a concise but personal ceremony, we headed over to the community center in their little town for a brunch reception. The community center was built in the 40’s and was a skating rink in its previous life.
Elderly ladies were popping by throughout our preparations to check out our progress. It’s amazing to think about all of the events this little building has witnessed.
The theme of the reception was loosely, “spring brunch”. We made a kazillion poofs out of tissue paper and tulle.
This little lady was the poof queen. She made poofs tirelessly long after we were completely sick of it.
The poofs were strung from fishing line back and forth across the room.
My mom made buntings out of sparkly scrapbook paper and strung them on thin strips of tulle. We hung them with hook and loop Command hooks.
The tables were topped with vases of white roses, a bright fabric runner and boxes of chocolates.
My mom’s friend made the chocolates and packaged them up in individual boxes for guests to take as favors.
I made labels for all of the food.
We used yellow metal tubs to hold all of the goods on the mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.
For the younger guests, we topped the table with sand buckets overflowing with toys and craft supplies. We also set up a bowling lane in the back corner of the room. The kids LOVED it and were fully entertained so their parents could relax a bit.
The star of the reception, besides the bride of course, was the photo booth. The guests could choose from all sorts of silly props including chalkboard thought bubbles. These served as a guest book as everyone could write their well wishes on the bubbles.
Yes, even a palm tree. All of the high class toys were purchase from Oriental Trading Company.