~Pretzels 1/2 Dipped in Chocolate (with yellow jimmies)
~Macaroons 1/2 Dipped in Chocolate (with blue jimmies)
~Cake balls (courtesy of my sister!)
vAll of the above glass containers (except for a couple of glasses we already owned) were purchased at TJ MAXX...for under $45!
vI also put unused mirrors from IKEA underneath the center goodies to add a little depth & make the table really pop!
It was so much fun to design this table & make it happen! On a funny note, people were hesitant at first to actually start eating the desserts...so a little encouragement (and goodie bags!) were needed. All in all, it was a success. Of course, nothing is more satisfying than knowing the amazing person my brother is becoming; I prayed for a second little brother and he has never disappointed! Well, considering he IS the youngest of four children...he is hands-down the most spoiled (Mom, you know it's true) and definitely likes to be the center of attention...but he has a heart of gold and the kind of spirit that is truly a gift to have around.
(Sorry for the picture...post-stressful-work-day, it was extremely hot out...don't judge)
Being an older sister has its perks. I get to screw up so my siblings can learn from me. I get to give advice on what NOT to do...but also what is best to do. I get the opportunity to be a role model. I get to celebrate with them in their accomplishments, and also share in the stinging feeling of disappointment. But most of all, I get to call them my best friends. There is no bond like that of siblings; even with the banter, rivalry or annoyances that a sister or brother may bring to the table...the kind of love that can exist between them is unmatchable.
I'm proud of you Brandon! Happy Graduation!!
All images courtesy of © 2010 Chateau de Victoria