Mr. CH thought it should be no big deal, something I should be able to throw together in a few days, just call a caterer and set up some extra chairs, right? WRONG!! Doesn't he know better by now? I've been working on this party for weeks now.
I started out with just white ones. (TEST #1)
My daughter found the whites one to be too boring, you know, not festive enough. So, I bought more...this time in color. (TEST #2)
I bought these at World Market. I was looking for lanterns with batteries, since there's no electricity down here at the creek. They came in sets of 4, I think.
I think she was right, the color added some excitement to the mix.
I can't explain it, but there is something so peaceful and relaxing, and yet exciting about being down here after dark with these wonderful lights. I also turned on my twinkle lights. I did a post on them here.
It reminds me of how exciting it was my first night in Paris.
I know that sounds odd, but it's just... MAGICAL, for lack of a better word.
Perhaps the right word is ROMANTIC. Yes, maybe that is it.
I also bought a lantern on sale at Ballards' for a little more light.
Honestly I didn't want to go inside. The sound of the creek splashing over the rocks resonated in the background, while my daughter played some soft Celtic music on her ipod.
I'm not sure if guests will want to leave early to get on the road before dark or if they will want to stay for awhile, and come down here. Either way, I think you know where I'll be.
Did you miss any of my other party posts? There right here.
BBQ and Sides Table, and Iced Tea Table
Water, Sodas, and Dessert under the tree