summer parties… (part 1)

Since I can’t  haven’t made room for new pictures, I have decided to catch up on some posts from this summer.

Besides driving about 5000 miles (and we didn’t even leave Texas or New Mexico), visiting friends & family, and eating lots of yummy food this summer, I threw a few parties. The first one was a bachelorette party for Aubrey! Brooke & I had a great time planning & baking for this party.


– bras hung from the mantel

– Black & Red napkins, plates, & silverware (Aub’s isn’t a pink girl so we decided to got with black & red)

– Black & Red tissue balls hung from the celling

-Red Roses


–      Delicious Slushy Strawberry punch: (thanks for the recipe Liz!) (I will put recipe at the bottom- a must try)

– Heart shaped cookies, made into lingerie cookies! Brooke found this idea- so cute! (my favorite part of the party)

– Cupcakes with cream-cheese frosting

– Strawberries & apples with chocolate and carmel sauce

We went to Savoy Bar & Grill for drinks and appetizers before returning to the house for dessert and lingerie! She got a ton of great stuff and we all had a great time! Still can’t believe my baby sister is married…

Slushy Punch Recipe 

2 ½ cups white sugar

6 cups of water

2 (3 oz) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix

1 (46 fl. Oz) can pineapple juice

2/3 cups lemon juice

1 quart orange juice

2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (sprite works too)


In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water & gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, & orange juice. Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers. When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl & stir in 1 bottle of lime-lime soda until slushy. 

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