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Retirement Party…I did it!


Today’s post is not card related, however, it is still craft related! My hubby retired this year after 33 years of teaching and I thought it was a perfect time to throw him a well-deserved party! The party was not a surprise… however, he wasn’t allowed to see any of the decorations or even the invitations ahead of time. His reaction when he came in was priceless. He said, “I felt like I was part of a house reveal, like on the TV show- Fixer Upper.” So instead of writing a huge long post about what my son and an amazing team of a few friends and I created, I am just going to show you! Warning this is going to be somewhat long and not in any particular order! I am still in recovery mode.  I will start with the invitations. I made 82 of them I might add.  Most but not all of what you see below was hand made either by myself, my son or a dear friend. Tyler, Sandra, my sister, and a few sweet friends helped me execute it.

The signs you see above were the signs my hubby would put on the back of his bike.

So often the lesson of the day started on the way to school.

Well, thanks for letting me share with you what I have been up to the last three months or so. It turned out far better than we could have ever imagined. My hubby and I are both suffering a bit today from a mix of happiness and sadness, having so much fun with our son and daughter in law for a mere couple of days and not wanting it to end.  It was especially hard to say goodbye this time and they felt the same way.  I just have to remember how lucky I am to have such an amazing close and wonderful family!

I will be back again in a few days after I put my house and life back together. I am sure you don’t have a giant paintbrush propped in the corner of your bedroom. LOL.

Thanks for letting me share my special memories with you!

Take care, Nanc’































7 thoughts on “Retirement Party…I did it!

  1. Congratulations to your hubby. That is a great design and it looks like a great party.

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! Loved the clever theme and the palette of primary colors. Pictures tell it all. Looks like a lot of memories were made.

  3. Congratulations, Nanc’, on putting together such a successful, colorful, and really fun retirement party for your hubby! All the work ~ and I can see there was a ton of it ~ was worth it just for that big smile on his face! Congratulations to him on retiring and best wishes to the two of you as you start this next exciting chapter in the book of your lives together! Thank you for sharing! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Wow, what a great celebration and a whole lot of work and preparation. You did a wonderful job. Now you can relax a little. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week my friend.

  5. What you created is phenomenal! All the decorations are so clever and creative, no surprise there! And made even more special with all your family and loved ones to help celebrate! Congrats to Dave for his 33 years of educating the young people and instilling in them a love of art! the room looks amazing, you did well my friend and deserve a vacation to relax and savor all the good times you helped create! Heart Hugs to you both! Col

  6. I think you had a double dose of those creative juices, Nancy, because everything is so perfectly attuned to Dave’s career in art. I would love to have that giant paintbrush in my bedroom and I’m sure my daughter would too. I’m showing her these pictures. It looks just like something she would do as far as decorating. In fact it reminds me of her art room. I”m glad the party was such a success and wish Dave tall he best in his retirement. What’s next for you? A career in party planning? I mean cupcakes on a palette? Genus!!

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