After Wille graduated on Wednesday and after his tour of the town at the back of the truck I had invited Martin and my ex-in laws for dinner at our house. It was fun decorating the patio for the occasion. My theme was white.
I know, so predictable but I really didn’t feel like going down the even more predictable graduation yellow and blue flag theme route so instead I took the my theme from the black and white photo of the sign I had made. When Martin arrived with the sign he stuck it into the flower bed at the front of the house along with the helium filled balloons.
I made simple bunting saying WILLE 2013 over the table by printing a letter each in dark grey on regular printer paper, punching holes at the corners after cutting the shapes out and stringing them with gift ribbon.
The black-and-white-Wille-as-a-toddler-photo-theme continued (inspired by this from you know who) on the champagne glasses (which I borrowed at work so I could avoid buying something I use so rarely AND avoid disposable). I bought the envelope seals from here and simply stuck them to the glasses. (Afterwards I just placed the glasses in the dish washer and the seals came off without leaving any residue.)
I’ve been holding on to these paper wheels for ages not knowing what to do with them but now they came in handy at the head of the table where Wille was to be sitting.
The little stickers also came in handy when I wrapped one of my gift to Wille (engraved silver cuff links).
I also used them on the paper napkins, the place cards and the cake (two back to back to back on tooth picks).
Even the soap in the guest WC got one. Oh, and the thank you notes Wille sent out after were embellished with the seals too.
We were super lucky with the weather on the day which was a total bonus considering that the day before was very cold. Great day all in all and I really enjoyed how (simply) the decorations came together.