I love Memorial Day weekend! It’s the unofficial start to the summer, a 3-day weekend, and of course, a day to remember and appreciate those who have died fighting for our freedom. This year was extra special because we had Callan’s baby blessing on Sunday. Todd gave Callan the sweetest blessing at church and we were lucky to have some close friends and family members attend.
The weather was less than ideal over the weekend, but the rain held off on Sunday making it a beautiful (but HOT) day. We stood outside for five minutes to get some pictures before church and we were all melting!
After the blessing, we invited our family and friends to come back to our home for a luncheon. Since the weather has been so warm, we decided to do a sandwich bar with an assortment of deli meats, chicken salad, and of course our favorite pimento cheese from Parker and Otis. We also put together a fruit salad and pasta salad. YUM! Theo loved all of the decorations. He ran around singing “Happy Birthday” all morning long!
My mom is the mastermind behind almost all of my great ideas. We went to Target on Saturday night and came up with a camping theme for the party thanks to the little dollar section at the front of the store. My mom also brought the banners along with her.
The camper, fire, and bear were all in the dollar section at the front of the store for $3 each. We also found this cute lantern as well as the little red lanterns (that we found on CLEARANCE) at Target.
For drinks, my mom introduced me to the EASIEST peach lemonade recipe! It’s the Simply Lemonade brand combined with peach Italian soda flavoring. It was SO good! We also used the same tin from Theo’s baby blessing luncheon and filled it with sodas and bottled water.
I love that my mom came up with this idea for the chips. I HATE when bags are just set out and everyone puts their hands in.
Dessert was the most frustrating part because my oven decided to go out! I ruined two cakes because my oven wouldn’t stay heated. Fortunately Costco came to my rescue. We also picked up a few extra desserts at Target and some candy for a mini candy bar to add more red to the party.
For the take home gift, my mom came up with this cute s’mores idea! We used jumbo marshmallows and a square of chocolate for the middle. To keep them from coming apart, we wrapped them in wax paper and taped it together with red washi tape on the bottom. Then, we used these red bubble favors we found at target to close the bags. Perfect summer gift!
It was a special day for our special little boy! Thank you to everyone who came to be apart of it. Hopefully you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend too!