Elise's Grad Party - Cast Your Vote

19 January 2009
So last night at dinner we decided that I was going to plan Elise's grad party and Daddy O would be footing the bill. I'm sure there are going to be budget constraints that we'll have to live within, but right now I'm just dreaming up some options. Which is your fave? I'll also take any other suggestions you might have. The party will be at my dad's house in the backyard with the pool that guests would be free to use.

Party #1 is Elise Yellow. It would be an afternoon casual glam party poolside. Lemon sorbets would be served inside hollowed out lemons. Yellow and white flowers everywhere. A yellow and white candy buffet. Yellow and white stripped towels spread out on chaise lounges alongside mini black bistro tables. Invites would be girlie, black and white. Lemonade would be served out of glass 2 gallon jars. Buffet tables would be skirted in black with damask runners with food served on crisp white platters. Elise would wear a cute yellow sundress like this one from Urban Outfitters, then a cute yellow bikini like this one from Tara Matthews. Yellow spider mums could float in the fish pond.

Elise Yellow

Party #2 is Elise Tropical. This would be a casual, late afternoon/early evening party. Tables would be covered with turquoise & lime green linens with hurricane jars filled with sand & candles. Buffet tables would be covered with grass skirting and woven seagrass mats. Food would be served on cute Isis dinner plates found at Plum Party, tropical flowers would be throughout. Drinks would be frozen and fruity. Elise would wear a cute sundress like this one from Charlotte Russe and cute yellow hibiscus flip flops from Wet Seal. For pool time, she would sport this cute bikini from AE. Leis in tropical colors would adorn guests' necks. Daisy could wear a cute little sundress from Puppy Coat Junction. Guests would stay into the night and the pool could be lit with tropical colored submersible lights.

Elise Tropical

Party #3 is Elise Posh Picnic. The color scheme would be red, black, and white with small pops of turquoise. This one would be an early afternoon party. Tables would be set up next to the pool and in the yard with black and white checked table cloths. Large red Ikea vases would line the pool near the diving board. White Christmas lights would be strung along the privacy fence. Clusters of mason jars would be on the tables with red and white flowers and white tealight candles. Food would be fried chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad and sweet tea served in mason jar mugs. Ice cold watermelon slices would be dessert. Elise would wear plaid shorts from Charlotte Russe and a cute white eyelet top from Tilly's. Her swimsuit would be a cute red and white striped retro halter bikini. I'm not sure we can get dad to spring for the $300 Balenciaga turquoise bag, but we could certainly try. He'll be more apt to spring for the cute Jackie O sunglasses from Fred Flare.

Elise Posh Picnic


Amy said...

Elise Yellow.

Stephanie said...

Hmm, I'm voting Elise Posh Picnic.

Stacey said...

Very cute, love the polyvore collage thing, gonna have to look that up!

I like the posh picnic also.

Elise said...

ahhh, i love them all, i'll never be able to choose. you are very skilled my sister, we discussed this like what a whole 12 hours before you already had this post up. im impressed.

Bunny @ 86n It said...

first choice: Elise Yellow
Second: Elise Posh Picnic

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Kelly said...

I'm also liking the Elise yellow. M you are magical party planner!!

Mama said...

Definitely yellow, the "theme" is more obvious with that one and maybe even high school boys will "get it"

Will you help me plan a grown up "meet our house" party when we have our very own? PLEASE! You're amazing!

Jen said...

Elise Yellow.

Jackie said...

WOW! Are you sure you don't want to get paid to do this?????
I vote for Posh Picnic.

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