Anniversary bonfire party.
August 25, 2012
Last night Kai and I hosted an anniversary party at our home. We will have been married for five years this coming Thursday and decided it deserved some celebration! Our backyard is very private and perfect for entertaining. Since we served many s’more options, we finally got some use out of our bonfire pit!
We had some of our best friends over, many of whom don’t know each other, and we were so happy to see how well everyone got along. We love all of our friends and it’s so nice to know that we can get everyone together and have a great time!
I didn’t have a chance to pick up anything new to wear for the party so I decided to wear my Gap Kids lace dress. My wedding dress was ivory lace so I thought this would be perfect to celebrate the anniversary! It was really hot yesterday afternoon but by the time everything started it was the perfectÂ temperature.Â We were outside until close to 1am and I didn’t even need a sweater!
My mom helped me make the below table cloth awhile back for Katie’s bridal shower. I’m happy it got another use!
We didn’t really get any wide shots of the bonfire area and the drink station but here’s a few details!
The party was B.Y.O.B. but we did bring out the mini fridge from the studio and stocked it with soda and water. On top, I set our ice bucket and old fashion straw holder. The table from our foyer served as a resting spot for the mason jars I like to use as glasses – cheap and durable!
Our bonfire pit is located right off of the patio. We lined that part of the yard with tiki torches full of citronella oil, and then encircled the bonfire with three teak chairs and a barnwood bench.
I lined the path leading to the backyard with large mason jars filled with river rocks and a candle. I did this at our housewarming party as well and re-used the same materials!
Thank you so much to everyone who came and celebrated with us. You all mean so much to both Kai and I and our lives wouldn’t be the same without you!
I would also like to thank Kai for putting up with me when I’ve had one(+) too many drinks. You’re the best husband ever. I’m glad I married you.