I cannot believe how much things have changed in the last few years when it comes to throwing a party. There is a lot of pressure to throw a party that looks like it came right from a fabulous Pinterest board. This fabulous site along with others show us photos of immaculately planned parties that would be worthy of any celebrity but now the every day person is expected to be able to pull off these grand events as well.
I got married almost 6 years ago and my wedding didn't have a theme. That's all I hear about now is people trying to choose a theme for their wedding, thanks David Tutera. I picked out a nice place, flowers that matched my girls dresses, linens to match the flowers and that was about it. I had a good DJ and good food. And everyone had a blast!
Our engagement was probably about 7 years ago and it was a St. Patricks's Day theme but only because the actual party fell on St. Patty's Day. If it didn't we wouldn't have had a theme. It was just at some generic hall with lots of food, drinks and music. Again, a good time was had by all.
Nowadays I feel like so much pressure is put on the party giver to have a great theme and fabulous decor. Part of me wishes things were like this when I was getting married because I love to throw a good party and am pretty sure I could have came up with something great but part of me is like planning a wedding was enough stress, I didn't need to add to it with decor stress.
I attended a engagement party over the weekend that really made me wish I had thrown this party. It had a country, barn-like feel and everything was gorgeous. This party kind of made me wish I could do mine all over again. Oh well, times change. But here are a few photos of some of the great decor details from the party. Beautiful, huh?! xoxo