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ORD -> SAT Moving Party (20 photos)


Main party table with kraft letters, garlands, and houses from The Land of Nod

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After spending 7 great years in downtown Chicago, our little family of 4 is moving to San Antonio, TX.  We celebrated our move south with our Chicago friends and family with an ORD --> SAT themed moving party. In addition to some fun decor, we had a make-your-own taco bar for guests and an instant Polaroid camera on hand. Here are some of the party details:

ORD --> SAT Party Table
The focal point of the party was a wall of brightly painted kraft letters with the Chicago and San Antonio airport codes and a little city scene underneath. The garlands, kraft letters, and wood houses all are from The Land of Nod. I incorporated some of my daughters' toy cars and traffic signs into the city scene.

Memory Wall
I wanted a way to capture special memories from the party, so I painted and stenciled a couple cork boards for our guests to post notes and Polaroids from the party. In addition to the camera, I set out push pins, pens, and little note cards that mimicked our party invites. It was fun seeing the boards fill up over the course of the party and now we have some special keepsakes to take with us when we move!

Succulent Centerpiece
As a little nod to San Antonio, I planted some succulents in brightly painted egg cups (you can find the tutorial here!) and centered them along a simple DIY table runner of kraft paper lined with bright orange pom-pom fringe.

Make Your Own Taco Bar
We had one of our favorite Chicago restaurants, Big Star, to provide the ingredients for a make-your-own taco bar. The food was delicious and it was a big hit with the guests!

Garlands: The Land of Nod
Kraft Letters: The Land of Nod
Wood Houses: The Land of Nod
Goodbye Pennant Garland: The Land of Nod
Taco Bar: Big Star Tacos, Chicago

Haeley @ Design Improvised
Chicago, IL
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