not-so-grown-up housewarming party

After a couple months worth of a trial period, the boy and I officially decided to stay in a funky downtown duplex. It’s rough around the edges but in a very private little pocket of Ketchum, and we were excited to show it to some friends after some extensive and much needed bushwhacking, spring cleaning and decorating.

We celebrated with a colorful BBQ — despite some rain showers and wind — including typical BBQ fare, s’mores, some county and Dr. Dre radio music, and even a classic drinking game…the boys got a little too excited about a flashback to the college days. Needless to say, many had to turn in early, so I suppose it was a great success!

decor

 

Despite lots of weed whacking, raking, etc. our backyard can still be a bit drab. So, the decor theme of the evening was simply color.

Here’s how we added some summery touches:

battery operated paper lanterns in yellows and oranges, leftover from my cousin's wedding!

battery operated paper lanterns in yellows and oranges, leftover from my cousin’s wedding!

fun — and reasonable — flower arrangements of mums and berbers

fun — and reasonable — flower arrangements of mums and gerbers

mason jar arrangements on diy laminated placemats made from pretty paper

mason jar arrangements on diy laminated placemats made from pretty paper

menu

 

The food was mostly potluck style, but we provided a couple yummy, summery, and “no mayo” sides. Here’s a look at some tasty treats  — recipes to come!

peaches and asparagus

grilled peaches and asparagus

delicious green chile and cheddar cornbread...extra cheddar, compliments of taylor

delicious green chile and cheddar cornbread…extra cheddar, compliments of taylor

no mayo potato salad — recipe coming soon!

no mayo potato salad — recipe coming soon!

kale salad by taylor

kale salad by taylor

grilled sweet  maui onions

grilled sweet maui onions

food and wine grilled peaches and onions with herb and buttermilk dressing recipe

food and wine recipe — grilled peaches and onions with herb and buttermilk dressing

full plate of sirloin, cornbread, potato salad, and grilled peach salad

full plate of sirloin, cornbread, potato salad and grilled peach salad

happy customer

happy customer

we may have gotten a little carried away with the fire...

we may have gotten a little carried away with the fire…

america

america

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sara and ed

sara and ed

Chase and Cody with their game faces on

Chase and Cody with their game faces on

Zoe keeping it cool

Zoe keeping it cool

Parley all tuckered out

Parley all tuckered out

Abbey, Taylor and Duncan

Abbey, Taylor and Duncan

the only sign of kyleigh :)

the only sign of kyleigh 🙂

little miss Maude

little miss Maude

Thanks so much to everyone who helped me and Chase celebrate! It’s going to be a great summer, and we can’t wait to have people over again for another BBQ!

krista and taylor

 

brass blossom

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