Monday, April 26, 2010

fisherman themed birthday dinner


this is the fisherman themed birthday dinner i put together for my husbands birthday last week! to see the HGTV feature go here.

my husband is an AVID fisherman...so for months i've been planning the ultimate fisherman's escape, a dinner just for the two of us, right by his favorite fishing spot. the weather turned out to be great. and although there still isn't much green on the tree's being that it's still april, the setting was perfect.

hope you enjoy!

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the red ball is a vintage glass fishing float...Photobucket

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i wanted to add a vintage feel to the party. so i found some vintage glasses, and old vintage picnic basket {that i used for the flower arrangement}, a vintage fishing net, vintage fishing lures, vintage dishes, vintage fishing creels, vintage lanterns, a vintage vase, vintage canning jars, a vintage owl..and more.
oh, and i bought some authentic fish fossils off ebay that i used as little coasters....

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i borrowed the vintage fishing creel from my mom, it was my great grandfathers. so cool.Photobucket

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24 comments:

Jessica said...

that's beautiful! I LOVE the cut wood pedestals

RoxieMommy said...

LOVE it!! My husband and son both love going fishing and this has given me some good ideas...

Entertain Exchange said...

Wow, this is beautiful. The photography is beautiful...it all looks like it should be in a magazine!

Susan

Sandi said...

Beautiful! I feel like I was flipping through a Martha Stewart magazine! I bet he loved it!

Simply Creative Insanity said...

This was like looking through the pages of a magazine! Just beautiful! Who would have thought fishing could be so elegant nd beautiful! Just lovely!

We like to party... said...

you did a fantastic job!!! really. My husband is also a fanatic about fishing so I can really relate. This is wonderful.

Vicky said...

What a wonderful job you did, he must have felt so loved:)

Maddycakes said...

Kara,
I love this so much! Girl, are you a photographer on top of being super party planner?? LOVE!! How in the world did you lug all of that stuff down to your hubby's favorite fishing spot?
I got choked up because the wooden bowl for bread was just like my mother's that she would put walnuts in every Christmas. I don't know why she always had walnuts at Christmas but I do now too. It's funny how little things can mean so much especially when that person is no longer with you. Where did you find that bowl?
Thanks for sharing,
Michelle
www.maddycakesmuse.blogspot.com

purplehomes said...

Wow! I love each and every detail! Its beautiful and full of so much love :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

THis is by far the best party I've ever seen. Great job!

Hugs,
Joanne

Shawna said...

Gorgeous party Kara!!!!
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Setting the Mood said...

This is wonderful!! Oh, I know that must have been a lot of work hauling all that stuff!! Im sure your hubby appreciated it!!

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Kara!!! Oh my word!!! You did such a fabulous job! I'm sure your husband felt so appreciated. Thanks so much for sharing the great pictures and details!

lisalyn said...

This would be Perfect for my son!! And hey, I have some of those same "vintage" glasses. :)

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

Amazing!!! Hope he loved and appreciated it!

leslie said...

Kara

I live in louisville KY and I am planning a dr seuss party for my 1 yrold and I waswondering where u gotthe cat in hat cut out and Sam I am magnets? Any hel or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Leslie

Shelley @ Divine Party Concepts said...

Oh my gosh!!! I really want to be your best friend :)
Everything looks amazing! I just love your creativity!

Christy said...

This is stunning! I love all the details!

Cricket And Scott said...

I am speechless and can't think of anything to say other than AMAZING!!!!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Gorgeous, Kara! Looks like a professional photo shoot!

kara's party ideas said...

thanks SO much everyone! wow, you know how to make a girl feel good :). your comments mean a lot!

Randi said...

What an incredible birthday celebration!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Oh~ My~ Goodness! I had no clue you put this together! I just really opened it, and actually read it! Great job! I bet your hubby loved it;o)

~Tanya

Jen @ Passion-for-Parties.com said...

I love the rustic nature of this setting! Very masculine with its own sense of style. Great work!

 
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