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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Garden Party...And Some Shenanigans

Remember my friend, neighbor and designer extraordinaire, Karen? Last weekend, she hosted a garden party to support of our local symphony orchestra.
I begged asked Karen if I could pop by beforehand to snap a few pictures of the party venue!


If you want to be the hostess with the mostest, offer lots of booze seating options. Karen's garden is the perfect venue for an outdoor party. There are nooks and crannies throughout her property for guests.





I couldn't help myself. Even though I had already snapped the venue photographs, I had to sneak back for a few drinks shots during the party. 

The atmosphere was lovely, the music was lovely, and the CU Symphony Orchestra folks were the loveliest of all!

There was so much loveliness that I felt like someone needed to balance out the night with some...well...shenanigans. An unnamed friend distracted the hostess while I left a special hostess gift upstairs.
I chuckled to myself as I went to sleep, imagining the hostess's bedtime surprise. 
I awoke to find a surprise of my own in the driveway.
Well played, my friend. Well played.

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23 comments:

  1. THAT is freaking awesome!

    The pics were perfect and so lovely and everything was so fab and then I get to the last two pics and SCREAM LAUGHING!

    A riot, I'm telling you...you're a damn riot!!

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    1. Carrie! We would have so much fun together, Sassy One!

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  2. Umm can I move to your neighborhood? Sounds way better than mine.

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    1. The last neighbor that moved to the 'hood was initiated with a mattress blocking her front door! It's a regular "shitastrophy" around here!

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    1. Oh, Michelle. It's all kinds of crazy around here. How the heck have you been?

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  4. It's good to live in a neighborhood with plenty of shenanigans! :)

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    1. That's right, Susan! There is no shortage of shenanigans in this 'hood!

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  5. I wish I had that Santa. ~ Gina

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    1. Be careful what you wish for, Gina. We have swagger wagons and we will travel.

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  6. Ha ha! Great pics, and I'm so glad you always have shenanigans going on to tell us about.

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    1. Summer is full on shenanigans around here! Thanks, Adrienn!

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  7. Those are some gorgeous pics of the party. They caused me to rush out to my backyard and start cleaning the bird poo off my patio chairs.

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    1. While you are at it, I have a yard full of dog poop. Thank you.

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  8. I want fun beautiful parties and shenanigans. I'll even take the Santa to be invited to a party like that. Ellen

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    1. The two of you have a standing invitation to my 'hood parties. Ho! Ho! Ho!

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  9. The shenanigans may have shocked a few...but I thought they were perfect! Thanks for taking the amazing pics, you are awesome!

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  10. The shenanigans may have shocked a few...but I thought they were perfect! Thanks for taking the amazing pics, you are awesome!

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  11. Photographer Extraordinaire, Devine Garden Design Awesome & Shenanigans un-freaking-believable!!! Successful Fun Eve for All ;-D Thank you...

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    1. Not to mention the 50 Shades of Awesome that you brought!

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  12. Ha Ha Ha!! Looks like so much fun!!
    Catherine

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  13. It is crazy all year in these parts, but we ramp up the crazy during the summer months! Thanks, Catherine!

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