Monday, 5 June 2017

Summer Graduation Garden Party










Gingham Shirt:  Abercrombiesimilar) // Jeans:  Zara // Sandals:  Jack Rogers 
Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban Aviators

On Saturday my mom hosted a party in celebration of my college graduation and acceptance to a Master's program. Originally I didn't want to have the party since I don't enjoy being the centre of attention. However, my mom seemed adamant about having the party, so I let her and my sister take the reigns and plan everything.

In the end the party ended up being a great success (thanks Mom!). My high school and college friends came, as well as my extended family, who kindly travelled from all over to attend. We spent the afternoon eating delicious catered food and ventured outdoors in to the garden once the sun came out. Everyone was beyond generous and spoiled me with gifts. I feel so blessed to have so many great people in my life.

A party planning book that my mom read recommended 12-16 bottles for a party of 24 (?!). To help use up some of the wine I made red and white sangria. The white sangria turned out the best and was a big hit. Here's the recipe!
-1 bottle of white wine (I used pinot grigio)
-half a cup of peach schnapps
-2 cans of lemon lime soda
-cut up fruit (I used one peach and a handful of strawberries)

5 comments :

  1. Love these photos! That dress is seriously perfect for all summer events.

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  2. Wow - congratulations, girl!! That is a HUGE accomplishment! Beautiful pictures too :)

    xo, Allie
    www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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  3. What a beautiful top you have there. Love anything off the shoulder and how nice of your mum to celebrate such a big milestone, Congrats! It's always great to spend time with your loved ones.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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