Summer Soiree Party Pics {wish you could have been there}

{Beware…HIGH photo content}

I have been wanting to have a summer party with some of my local friends for years.

I knew the only way I would actually follow through was to invite some of my out of town friends to join us.

You can’t bail on a party when people get on a plane to come.

I threw out the invitation to some of my favorite gals that lived all over the US and hoped that someone would be free.

Lucky me that some were.

Once I had friends coming from out of town I began sending out invitations to local friends.

Not evites:-)

Real stamps were used in the making of this party.

It was such a fun night of good food and drinks, wonderful company and even cuddling up at the end of the night and having an outdoor movie.

I didn’t take any photos this night but luckily some of my friends are wonderful photographers.

Enjoy a glimpse into our night.

I would like to add before we begin.

Learn from me.

Do NOT try and get ready 15 minutes before you company come when you have been sweating all day like a pig.

You will NOT look your best. Ever!

Carry on…..

{the big splurge for the party was to hire the Funky Brewster to make all of our lattes and cappuccinos..yum}

As the sun set the beautiful glow of the candles and the white lights on the trees made the most beautiful light.

Everyone grabbed another latte or hot chocolate and we got ready for an outdoor movie.

With blankets keeping us warm we watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

It was a wonderful night.

About 35 of my friends were able to make it and it make me feel so content to be surrounded by such amazing women.

Lucky for me the party went the whole weekend because of my out of town guests.

Tracey, Traci and Jen had traveled to see me and my dear friend, Amy Jo, was able to hang out all the next day.

{All photos were courtesy of Tracey, Traci and Jen…thanks guys}

We shopped, ate good foods, watched movies, talked and laughed and laughed some more.

All of my kids slept on our bedroom floor and generously gave up their bedrooms for my special guests.

My husband kept the kids busy and gave me the sweetest gift of time (uninterrupted) with friends.

It was an amazing time and sweet time with friends.

I am blessed.

I wish I could have had each one of you at the party.

On a parting note….

{Anyone else curious why my face looks all jacked up and Tracey still looks beautiful??? hmmmm}

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  1. Traci

    oh what a wonderful weekend. i want to go back in time and do it all again. this time i will stay up for the movie.

  2. Laurie

    What a gorgeous party! The weekend looks like it was wonderful from the beautiful decor
    to ending it with Breakfast at Tiffanys.

  3. kolleen

    so much love …. it is everywhere as i look at these pictures … it’s in the sweet decorations, the amazing food, the “funky brewster” and most certainly in the smiles and arms intertwined.

    this made my morning a little bit brighter.

    thank you beautiful Jeanne.


    and by the way … 15 minutes and you look that good … JEALOUS!!!

  4. Lisa

    I felt truly honored to be included and was happy to see these beautiful pictures that capture how special every detail was! As you know, I met amazing women at your party who have become great friends. Thanks Jeanne, and I hope to see you soon!

  5. kara

    it was suuuuuch a fabulous time. I would love to hit the rewind button and do it all over again. By the way, I was totally impressed with the coffee cart. it was pretty over the top fabulous.

  6. kelly lish

    Oh Jeanne, it looks heavenly! I can smell the fresh cut lavender if I concentrate! Everything you do is amazing and so much love in the details. What a blessing you are! xo

  7. rachel carlson

    BEAUTIFUL. simply beautiful. i feel very lucky to have been included in such an amazing display of beauty, friendship and community. makes me miss those girls even more. thank YOU jeanne for having me. xoxo.

  8. amy

    really beautiful pictures, jeanne! you have got a way of making people feels so welcomed and special!

  9. Sherry Smyth

    Wonderful to gather friends together…and you made this into such a beautiful event…each photograph (even you with your face “jacked up”!) is gorgeous!

  10. Shannon

    Are you serious…you look beautiful too, even with your silly face, lol ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a fun time, I saw all the pictures Jen posted a few months ago on her blog and thought it looked amazing.
    I am so excited for the Creatively Made class in January I can hardly wait Jeanne!!!
    I wish it started sooner ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. pam

    I love that you can post the “funny” pictures of yourself! Great to see my Button buddy Laurie in those pics! I am again wondering what is in the water out in Colorado? So many beautiful and creative souls there!

  12. Stacey

    All I can say is this is a party I want to be at. The details, the women, the outdoor movie, the sweet way you set up your table. It is so perfect.

    And the gift of time interrupted with friends. Now that is some gift!

    So sweet.

  13. Melissa

    ahem…well, i guess my invite was lost in the mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

    no seriously, what a gorgeous evening and so filled with beauty, love and true friendship. you are a gem, jeanne oliver. a true gem!

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