Details, details, DETAILS!:
Custom invitations by By Invitation Only
Simple photo garland made with twine and clothespins (below photo was our holiday card pic!)
Food & Drink:
Matching water bottle labels designed by By Invitation Only and printed and cut at Kinko's on glossy paper
Lemonade served with sweet tea vodka on the side- that way people could have it plain/virgin or spike it to make an alcoholic Arnold Palmer! Striped straws in a mason jar (similar here); chalkboard and slate food & drink labels from Michael's.
cocktails in mason jars (Mike's favorite mojitos and Mike's favorite margaritas- both "skinny")
|Beer in red beverage tubs (similar here)|
easy snacks for appetizers and koozies in a galvanized pail
get. in. my. belly!!
Along with crabs from the local wharf, to fullfill the "b-que" in 'crab-b-que,' we served Mike's smoked pulled chicken sandwiches (smoked and pulled the day before), sausages, hot dogs, his favorite coleslaw (my "skinny" recipe- look out for it around summertime next year!), corn on the cob (steamed in the oven and displayed in a basket, pictured here), baked beans, and potato salad. For tablecloths, I had 2 kinds: similar here, and a cheaper version underneath the crab paper without a flannel back, similar here.
festive wooden flatware roll-ups tied with burlap ribbon
Custom cupcake cake and cupcakes by Lilly Magilly's Cup Cakery
Crab essentials/table centerpieces:
paper towels, mallets in a mason jar, vinegar in squeeze bottles, daisies in re-purposed Italian soda bottle vases (just peeled off the labels!); cute niece not included :)
FUN, FUN, FUN! Happy 30th, Mikey B!
Bay Blues, baby!!
'Cause THAT'S WHAT MARYLAND DOES!!!