Where in the World party!

My younger brother got his mission call for our church recently and I had to throw an opening party.
Our 5 older brothers have all been on missions and we are all so extremely proud of him for wanting to go.
I really wanted to make his opening special and a big moment, but not over the top at the same time.
I was expecting it to come on a Friday and it surprised me on a Thursday so I had to hurry things up a bit to be prepared.
If you are here for my fashion post, here is my outfit:
pants-Forever 21, top-Old Navy
It’s not super exciting, but it is the only picture I have of what I wore this week and I was out of my sweats!
I love the top, it is super comfy, the sleeves are fun and flowy, and it did a good job of distracting from the pooch that had developed from eating cupcakes during the day.
I’m a stress eater.
And no, I’m not 4 ft tall.
I’m 5′ 2″, shrimpy next to my brother.
I had my great friend Brittany, over at Invite Me, design cupcake toppers and water bottle labels.
My theme for the party was “Where in the World?!” and she did a fabulous job making it all come together.
The cupcake toppers had his name and then The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was in a bunch of different languages.
I wanted it to be all green and blue {globe looking}
I made the poms with tissue from Party City and hung them with fishing wire.
Vanilla cupcakes with adorable blue and green cupcake liners from Michael’s.
My brother ate 3/4 of the rock candy sticks, at least it wasn’t my kids taking them! I had sixlets and M&M’s for snacking. Thank you to my wonderful mother for picking out all of the green and blue M&M’s!
Last minute I found Jones blue and green soda, thank you Bevmo!
Water bottles with flags from different countries as the globe, loved this idea from Britt!
Patiently waiting for Mr. J to get home from work so he could open the letter.
Isn’t he so cute?!
Reading the call, we had speaker phones going to our brothers out of state, and Mrs. H was on video g-chat.
And…for fun, I had everyone guess one state and one country that he could be going to.
My husband won with the guess of Des Moines, Iowa!
We are so excited for my brother to have this opportunity.
The mission is huge and covers most of Iowa, & some of Missouri & Illinois!
This California beach boy is excited to go somewhere new!
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17 thoughts on “Where in the World party!

  1. what and amazing party! that’s so exciting for your brother.

    love the top, it’s really flattering on you (I empathize with the shortness- I can’t even stand next to my kids anymore, it seems.

  2. What a great party you throw.

    This is only my third week linking up at WIWW.
    I currently have a fun anything goes linky at my blog that runs Friday through Monday each week. I just announced a new monthly “desperate 4 date night” linky and would love for you to join in on the fun. Here is the link explaing more.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/08/welcome-to-new-desperate-4-date-night.html

    Thanks for you time and hope to see you soon.

  3. Aren’t those pom poms a trip to make???? I end up ripping so many haha.

    I am stopping by to follow back…. thanks for following and I look forward to getting to know you.

    Be sure to stop by often at A CREATIVE SPIRIT and comment as EVERY comment gets an entry in the monthly drawing for a gift card…. woo hoo.

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