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Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park

 Show Me a Graduation Picnic in the Park……

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Tech Red Raider!

When planning a party or celebration the Show Me Decorating team starts with a theme and color story. For this event, the picnic in the park was celebrating graduation, and the future university Coby is attending, Texas Tech. So with this in mind the color story revolved around Red and Black!

We could have also chosen the high school colors for Robert E Lee, maroon and white!

We choose a park in close driving distance from the high school and arrived early to secure some shade. We provided our own table, with blankets and quilts for the kids to eat and relax on.

We visited the Show Me Decorating online store for items to support our theme and color story!

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

We gathered up serving pieces, table cloths, trays and baskets in Red, Black and White

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom's front door!

Fun Canvas, great for a dorm room door, shelf or wreath for the mom’s front door!

This fun canvas was great tied onto the basket we planned to hold packaged chips!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Gathered goodies ready for a picnic in the park!

Wreck'em tech!  Glory Haus large football Burlee

Wreck’em tech! Glory Haus large football Burlee

Now that the location is set, the theme and color story are planned, its time to pick the menu.

Some of the criteria for a picnic in the park during high school open lunch.

Easy pick up food, no utensils needed, no drippy messes, no melting stickiness, simple to eat, and of course yummy for even the pickiest eaters!

Menu: Hawaiian Sandwiches, chips, brownie bites, cookies, and small bakery cakes.

A cooler was fixed with iced down water and Dr. Pepper

Red plates and napkins

One of our go to recipes is the Hawaiian Sandwich. Our dear friend Debbie created these for the Lee baseball team when they headed out on road trips. We have adapted it to fit our own personal taste. We also love to fix these at the lake to take out on the boat!

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack chess, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Key ingredients for the Hawaiian Sandwiches, Kings Hawaiian bread, mayo, honey mustard, colby jack cheese, pepper jack chess, honey mesquite ham, and peppered turkey breast. Lettuce, tomatoes and avocado are optional.

Gather all your ingredients and assemble.

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Assembling the Hawaiian sandwiches

Remove bread from wrapper , cut top off with a serrated bread knife, put bottom back in pan. Add a scoop of mayo and a squirt or two of honey mustard and spread on each side. (there are different variations to dress your sandwiches, however this is my families favorite) Next layer top half with colby jack cheese and bottom half with pepper jack cheese, covering with layer of cheese. Add a layer of ham to colby jack  side and turkey to the pepper jack side then put together. Press down with your hand, slice in eight slices like a pie and place back in the wrapper securing with the bag tie. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. These are best made the night before.

Lettuce, tomatoes and avocados are optional. It is best to add these right before serving so the sandwich is not soggy and people can choose to add if they like.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Sliced avocados, lettuce and tomatoes are optional.

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Curly letter is pretty peeking out!

Packaged and ready to go!

Packaged and ready to go!

Table set up is complete!

Table set up is complete!

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

Colby loves his Glory Haus Texas Tech football burlee.

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

It is personal, all his friends signed the back of the football for Colby!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Picnic Party Pics!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and Friends!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce's fabulous designe)rs!

Coby and mom Eva (one of Miss Cayce’s fabulous designers!)

Friends enjoying lunch!

Friends enjoying lunch!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Graduation Picnic in the Park!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

Beautiful Day for a Graduation picnic!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

The Graduating senior and his new college Texas Tech!

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Show Me New Creative Graduation Invites

Show Me New Graduation Invites

Have you been opening mail and making a stack of Graduation invites?  Well I have, and I have been finding all these fun “new” creative invites that really show the grads personality and interest.

In case you haven’t been so fortunate to receive any, here are a few ……

Classic announcement and a picture collage

Classic announcement and a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

This is a great fold out card with a picture collage

Ashley created her own unique announcement, oversized card with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

Ashley created her own unique announcement, a card printed on both sides with a collection of pictures and her favorite verse.

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

What a fine young man and the invite totally reflects who he is!

Here are the sites where these cards were created

www.peartreegreetings.com

www.shutterfly.com

These unique and personal cards allow the sender to share about themselves and their future plans.

One very special young man has worked with us over the past year at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store and we wanted to honor him with a Picnic in the Park!

Our High schoolers have open lunch and we picked a park close to the school. Coby sent out a text to all his friends with date time and location!

and the kids came!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Graduation picnic in the Park!

Everyone loved the picnic and the weather was perfect.

We provided lunch and laid out quilts and blankets in the shade to enjoy the food and friends!

In the next post we will share the menu, recipes, and table decorations!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

The honoree, Coby, who is now a Texas Tech Red Raider!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

get your guns up!

Becky and Kathy

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Show Me a Fiesta Familia for Cinco de Mayo

Show Me A Fiesta

A fiesta theme party is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, graduation, or as Taco Sunday for youth to raise money for camp.  This past Sunday we held a Fiesta Familia Taco lunch at our church. The youth help decorate,cook, serve, and clean up to raise money for camp. This year the theme for camp is “Famunity”-Family and Unity and they will be walking through the book of Genesis. The idea of Family and the timing with the end of Fiesta in San Antonio inspired our Fiesta Familia!

@Pinterest was a great place to start for decorating ideas and inspiration. Be sure and follow all of our ShowMeDecorate boards on @Pinterest.

Fiesta is all about vibrant colors and whimsical touches!

Fiesta, Paper flowers, Piñata, Sombrero's, Cinco de mayo

Viva Fiesta

It’s great when you can beg, borrow, or steal(ok-not really I bought) your decorating ingredients. This year, we were blessed that our church had 20 sombreros and colorful metal Alamo’s that we used on our table tops. I purchased the traditional Fiesta flags and floral garlands. We topped the tables with a variety of colorful table clothes. Then we cut wrapping paper that resembled a serape as our table runners. We made our #Fiesta flowers and were inspired by @AuntPeaches.

Alamo, Sombrero, paper flowers, Fiesta, Cinco de Mayo, Graduation

Fiesta Tabletop

To personalize, print out pictures and use as part of centerpiece. This would be great for a #graduation party or a #birthday party. The youth loved seeing themselves and remembering the great time they had at camp last year and it helped personalize it for our church members.

Fiesta, Cinco De Mayo, Pinatas, Multi colored, Centerpiece, Tablescape, Sombrero

Colorful table tops for Cinco de Mayo

When you are decorating a huge area like a gym on a minimal budget, it’s hard to make an impact. With bright colored Fiesta flags and Floral accordian garland, we were able lower the visual sight a little.

Our Fiesta Familia was lots of fun and it was great seeing the youth serve and participate.

Awesome crew of helpers and servers

Awesome crew of helpers and servers

Theme-Fiesta

Menu-Crispy tacos, rice, beans, salad, Lemonade, Tea, brownies, and churros

Decorating ingredients

Paper tissue flowers-inspired by http://bit.ly/ZRUyQo

Colorful table clothes, piñata, and table runners- @HobbyLobby

Yellow Sombreros on entrance doors and Fiesta Wreath from http://www.showmedecorating.com

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Viva Fiesta,

Jennifer

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Show Me NEON, flashing color and standout from the crowd!

Everyone wants to Stand Out from the crowd! Show Me Decorating has spotted NEON everywhere and when paired with black it is an instant standout! Here we are at #Flavourconf @C3Ggirls Global Girls Dinner. Great chance to learn from other leaders in Women’s Ministry, sharing fun event ideas and decorations!

Alta Lynn is showing off our fun name tags made with scrape book paper in fun shapes cut out with a @OfficialCricut @MichaelsStores and black chalk board paper , name in white to look like chalk and embellished with scrapbook stickers @hobbylobbystore! Checkout the centerpieces, White wire lamp shades, all sizes, NEON bulbs, (the Theme was Shine Your Light) and a neon charger filled with chocolate covered strawberries and cookies. The plate was accented with fresh NEON daisies, presentation, presentation, it’s all about presentation that elevates the simple to spectacular! Way to go Flavour Sisterhood!

Hanging in the trees, were wooden needle point hoops, with NEON and bright-colored strips of fabric, ribbon and lace tied on. The were great because they used the same color tones on each hoop, green several shades and textures, orange etc. This block of color really stood out versus mixing the colors. They also swayed with the breeze and that extra ambience. The black table cloths were the perfect background for the NEON colors to POP! We each had a favor at our place setting, a bright-colored Chinese take out box with NEON colored fortune cookies! We just love treats! Thankyou #flavourconf #sisterhood, @LisaYoungFC

This could even be a fun Graduation Party!

I love Black and White and when you pair it with NEON, well look out! This dance costume won “Best Costume” at the http://www.facebook.com/StageOneDance competition in Austin! The dance was “Tea Party” @Kerlimusic and had a whimsical Alice in Wonderland feeling, complete with a @Courtly Check  #MacKenzie Child teapot.

The Black sparkly hat just topped off the costume, green stretchy sequins ribbon was sewn just right, to slip on and was a great base to hot glue the piece of pink netting ribbon, Black and White polka dot ribbon @offray ribbon, large felt flowers, NEON chenille stems and pom poms @MichaelsStores and accented with a yellow feather! I can just imagine a Christmas Tree with these hats, fun bows, Big balls, crazy florals and teapots! www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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The fashion industry has also included NEON this year, paring with grey, black, and more. Check out the @Get_Bolt shirt, who wouldn’t want their logo to stand out from the crowd?

Kathy and Becky  pop against @RockStarSystem Craig Duswalt black clothing and are a sure standout for Show Me Decorating!

Be on the look out for flashing colors in NEON and show us how you stand out from the crowd!

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Happy decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

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Viva Fiesta! Show Me some Streamers

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Fiesta Time!

Whether you live in San Antonio enjoying 11 days of parades, festivals and more or you are having a Fiesta themed party for Cinco de Mayo or Graduation Celebrations.

  Show Me Decorating can Show you how with some easy to follow steps for making a fabulous Fiesta wreath.

 

Flowers, flowers, flowers, take center stage for Fiesta! Ribbon, bright, colorful and fun for streamers! Wow, what a statement. Coordinating wreaths for double doors!

Open up the back of the wreath and touch every branch as you shape moving around the back.

  Use a pipe cleaner (chenille stem) on the back as a loop to hang your wreath. Wrap two chenille stems together (for strength) and attach to wire frame, now turn the wreath around and see how the pine branches grow, shaping and fluffing out.

Focal points add interest, we love @Round Top Collection for metal pieces and of course a bow using the www.app.showmedecorating.com

 Fiesta is all about vivid colors and we fell in love with this embroidered ribbon from @Farrisilk. It reminded us of the Fiesta Queen’s dresses. Place your ingredients in a triangle pattern.

  Place flowers in a triangle, add a needle point ivy for filler and interest to the green pine base. Shape flowers and remember every flower has a face so make sure it shows.

We tied a full big bow (1 of the focal points in the 1st triangle) with a print ribbon, solid, mesh, and streamers. Add in half bows as you fill in the wreath and your triangles.

Fiesta is all about the streamers. It’s a great way to make a colorful statement and inexpensive! We tied our streamers (@ReliantRibbon) onto a heavy piece of wire or you could use the flat part of a hanger, then we attached it to our wreath base. You can remove it for easier storage, or take off for a different look.

 Completed Wreathes by our Show Me Decorating San Antonio Team!

Now, you can make your own or contact Jennifer@showmedecorating.com if you would like one of the above or fill out this form:

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Happy Decorating,

Jennifer, Sal, and Lanisa

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Show Me Some “Almost Free” Graduation Centerpieces!

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I can’t believe it has been a year since Will graduated from high school! He has enjoyed a successful year at the University of Texas, Hook’em! When I have been out and about, friends, customers and acquaintances have asked me for ideas on graduation centerpieces. That is why I wanted to share with you what I have done and hope that it will spark some ideas for you and your graduate!

The philosophy behind “Show Me Decorating” is to create (for you), inspire (you), educate (you) and (you) decorate. with that in mind we like to start with a theme or color story. In this case I built my theme around Will and his interest, diving and graduating! It was fun combining the Lee marron with the Texas burnt orange! (almost like oil and water, or Aggies and Longhorns! Ha!) I used an iron boy that we purchased several years ago from Bed Bath and Beyond. He was intended for use in your garden, however we have dressed him and the iron girl, up in wedding attire, baby and birthday decorations for various showers and parties!

Materials

Close up of swimsuit, sammy, pictures

Dressing the iron boy

Gathering all my materials to start decorating

Because Will is a spring-board diver, I chose to dress the boy in an orange swimsuit and Will’s Lee dive suit. I also gathered up pictures of Will at different ages from my stash and the blue beach towel is my table runner! I love to use unconventional items.

Now it’s time to arrange all my stuff. I want to keep in mind that it will be seen from all sides, and to vary the height and size of items for interest.

I love how fresh greenery and flowers brighten a centerpiece. I stepped out into the yard and cut lengths of honeysuckle vine to drape, greenery from my shrubs, orange day lilies and some blooms from my maroon mum. I love it because they were basically free!

Finished centerpiece just waiting for the food.

The UT hat tops it off! It’s time to get the food out and let the party begin. I chose to make my “famous” Hawaiian sandwiches, yum, and Wills favorite cookie bar brownie! Chips and iced down drinks so I get to enjoy all the fun.

So the next time you need a centerpiece for your celebration, chose your theme or color story, look around your house and yard and create your very own unique and almost free centerpiece!
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“Show me” some (almost FREE) Graduation Centerpieces

I can’t believe it has been a year since Will graduated from high school! He has enjoyed a successful year at the University of Texas, Hook’em! When I have been out and about, friends, customers and acquaintances have asked me for ideas on graduation centerpieces. That is why I wanted to share with you what I have done and hope that it will spark some ideas for you and your graduate!

The philosophy behind “Show Me Decorating” is to create (for you), inspire (you), educate (you) and (you) decorate. with that in mind we like to start with a theme or color story. In this case I built my theme around Will and his interest, diving and graduating! It was fun combining the Lee marron with the Texas burnt orange! (almost like oil and water, or Aggies and Longhorns! Ha!) I used an iron boy that we purchased several years ago from Bed Bath and Beyond. He was intended for use in your garden, however we have dressed him and the iron girl, up in wedding attire, baby and birthday decorations for various showers and parties!

Materials

Close up of swimsuit, sammy, pictures

Dressing the iron boy

Gathering all my materials to start decorating

Because Will is a spring-board diver, I chose to dress the boy in an orange swimsuit and Will’s Lee dive suit. I also gathered up pictures of Will at different ages from my stash and the blue beach towel is my table runner! I love to use unconventional items.

Now it’s time to arrange all my stuff. I want to keep in mind that it will be seen from all sides, and to vary the height and size of items for interest.

I love how fresh greenery and flowers brighten a centerpiece. I stepped out into the yard and cut lengths of honeysuckle vine to drape, greenery from my shrubs, orange day lilies and some blooms from my maroon mum. I love it because they were basically free!

Finished centerpiece just waiting for the food.

The UT hat tops it off! It’s time to get the food out and let the party begin. I chose to make my “famous” Hawaiian sandwiches, yum, and Wills favorite cookie bar brownie! Chips and iced down drinks so I get to enjoy all the fun.

So the next time you need a centerpiece for your celebration, chose your theme or color story, look around your house and yard and create your very own unique and almost free centerpiece!

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