Congratulations 1st Communion Class of 2012!
These two have known each other since birth. My husband went to college with Nick's parent's and we are all the best of friends. In fact, Nick's parents also happen to be Jack's godparents. Since the boys were making their 1st communion at the same time we chose to do a combined party.
Thanks Amy for hosting!!!
I finished it an hour before the ceremony!
Lesson learned: never try a new frosting recipe the day before an event! What was I thinking? Hubby had to run out to the store to buy frosting in a tub at 7:00am.
I love the simplicity of having just one type of flower in the vases.
I chose not use mint in the recipe and changed the fruit based on the children's taste. I used cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, mango, pineapple and grapes.
Homemade applesauce (Courtesy of Amy's mom)
Pasta veggie salad
Chocolate covered Strawberries/Pretzels
Moon Cookies (Courtesy of Amy's mother-in-law)
I had seen the idea of putting dip in a carved out pepper on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it.
It was definitely a hit.
The boys made these on their retreat the week before. It was really lovely to see them all hanging during the service in church. Bravo to my friend Amy who had the foresight to hire a local college student to be at the house while we were all at the ceremony. That is the trickiest part of hosting an event when you are not there prior to the party. She helped set up the food, put things in the oven, brewed coffee etc. When we arrived at the house our guests were starving and they did not have to wait to eat.
It was a busy weekend but a great one!