(Alphie is the name of our lion mascot. I couldn't resist.)
The "diamonds" in the vases are glass chips. Credit Friend Cynthia - fellow UT ADPi (and this year's Founders' Day chair), my executive advisor when I was Junior Woman's Club president, and one of my regular partners-in-crime - for coming up with that idea. Helps that her family is in the glass and mirror business. [Insert plug for AAA Glass & Mirror here - oh, wait, I just did.]
I couldn't resist setting up a props table. And I have to say that, after posing for a few photos myself and then leaving on my tiara and cat-eye sunglasses while taking down the decorations, I totally get it now: tiara plus dark shades equals instant mood brightener and look picker-upper. Making note of that for my next bad-hair and/or bags-under-eyes day . . . .
Next up: C's post-Confirmation lunch tomorrow AM. Then the Junior Woman's Club Past Presidents' Luncheon, Friend Robyn's baby shower and Woman's Club Magnolia Luncheon . . . . And then the NEXT party I hope to host after that is an open house IN OUR ACTUAL HOME!