5.20.2011

Housewarming BBQ


The housewarming BBQ we had on Sunday was such a great way to kick off the summer. It was the first time Jake and I had hosted a party in ages and maybe the first time we'd ever hosted a party with food. I guess we've never really had a good house for parties until now. Because I'm so oblivious when it comes to the kitchen and because I'd never cooked for so many people before, I relied on Brittney to help me plan the menu. In the end, it was pretty basic Southern things: burgers, mashed potatoes, macaroni, salad, deviled eggs, and baked beans. I can't take all the credit though. So many friends were calling to see if they could bring something to help me out, so I recommended that they bring either an appetizer or a dessert. Needless to say, we ended up with more food than we could handle.

Jake built a horseshoe pit in the backyard, and I bought some vinyl car wash bunting to stream across the fence and the carport. Lots of people brought their dogs (which probably ended up being the highlight of the party). Monkey wasn't a fan of all the activity, so she greeted people on the front porch as they arrived. The weather was cool when we woke up, but by the time friends started showing up, it was sitting at 70ยบ; the perfect grillin' weather. You never know about that sort of thing. Rain can make or break an outdoor party, so I was happy to see it turn out so well.

It was also nice to see so many of my favorite faces in one place. Everyone was so sweet and told me that they loved the new place, and Marisa even told me that it looked like it should be on Design Sponge; that made me smile. And now that all of the friend festivities are behind me, I should be able to go around and get photos for the blog soon too. Look for a house tour to come!

Photos by me and Corey!

25 comments:

CAITLIN said...

this is my idea of a perfect party--outdoors, just hanging out with cool people, eating delicious food and drinking beers. your friends are all so very stylish (and have such adorable pups!)

sami chu. said...

i love how the party is filled with animals :) and yummy food! love it!

xo
sami

nicole said...

These are soooo great! xoxo.

Nikki said...

Looks like you guys had a great party! I love all the pets in these pictures ^^ the dogs are incredibly cute ^^ x

Pretty Things said...

wow - what great shots, looks like you had lots of fun, and there's so many poochies! too cute.

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xxx

SoFashionistica said...

The pictures are awesome and congrats on the new house!

Rachel said...

Looks like a really fun time; congrats on the new house!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful pictures!
Cute dogs ;)

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Belinda said...

It must be a great time! Friends + food + dogs + perfect weather.
Sounds like a party I wanna go too!:D

Looking forward to your house tour too!

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herecomesthesun said...

Great pictures! Sharing dinner with friends is one of my favourite things in the world. Can't wait to see the house tour, from what I can see in these pictures it's going to be great!

Little Assembly Required said...

aww my dachshund looks exactly like that!
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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Awww... lots of beautiful pups. :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

All your friends are so stylish!! Love all the cutes pups too:) What a fun time!

BeautyBabiex said...

this post is so cute!

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xxx

Casie Jean said...

aww this looks like the best time xxx

gee said...

oh goodness..all the cute doggies and yummy food!!
looks like a wonderful time.
xoox

Diana said...

It looks awesome. I'd love to see pics of the house tour, too!
We just bought a house, it's in escrow, but I'll def be taking tips when the housewarming comes around. xx

Kristin said...

neat-o party lady! cute doggie. :)

moonshinejunkyard said...

okay that's my kind of party!

i love the friend with the crinoline under her skirt. adorable. everyone looks so festive; please scooch on over and let me join in!

i might have to steal that bunting idea. i love the bold colors, perfect for summer!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Looks like a cute time!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

parties like this are one of my very favorite things about summer - pals, puppies and lots of food!

Amelia said...

love the photo editing or lens on these, so dreamy and soft. they feel nostalgic in a good way. and the candids are wonderful :) i love a good candid.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

What a lovely looking bbq party!!! All the dogs are so cute too!!

Orchid Grey said...

puppies! so many puppies!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

this looks like so much fun, your new home looks lovely starr!

<3 steffy