The party was wonderful. Decorations, food and drink were all great. I have the nicest friends and family. It was fun to spend a few hours together just enjoying the good food and friendship.
We had some great decorating ideas. Hillary found these lanterns and they made beautiful decorations. We put them on bamboo stakes in vases on the tables so they served as lighting and centerpieces. They had little LED lights inside. I think we will use them often. She found them at www.lunabazaar.com.
This is an old roof slate. It looked cute next to the front door. I had originally thought of painting it but a friend suggested chalk and now I can change it to celebrate different occasions. It only took a few minutes to pull together. I want to get a piece of leather for a permanent hanger. Now I'll have to keep an eye out for some one getting a new roof. I think it would also make a cute present.
The party was a wonderful way to stat a new decade. I feel like I have a fresh start.