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The house is now warm

I think we've just about recovered from our giant housewarming party a week and a half ago. The house still isn't as clean as I would hope - but almost all the food is gone and the borrowed items returned to their owners. The party was excellent.

So many wonderful people turned up to help warm our darling little house. We held most of the party in the back yard.
I had labels and signs informing and instructing guests. There were paper bags to be filled with plumbs from our three trees, and blankets for picnicing. We had numerous and creative hot dog toppings, like kimchi and sprouts. Food was eaten, games were played - a good time was had by all.
The day was especially saved by Clement Charles who came through at the last minute with a sound system. And I couldn't have done it without my amazing family and friends who lent many a helping hand to make sure the day went off smoothly.

I'm still kicking myself for not getting a picture of the incredible dessert table heavily laden with gourmet Doughbot Doughnuts and pies. For most of the party my camera was being used in the make-shift photo booth I created out of some old curtains, a tripod and my camera remote. It got some great shots. I'm really happy with how it turned out - a lot cheaper than renting one.

All and all an amazing party - stay tuned for a post about the wonderful Seersucker Ride which took place last Sunday.


nikkibit said…
Sorry I missed it, glad you all had a good time! It might be a fun diy for everyone if you told us how you did the photobooth :)
Forevermelody said…
Haha, it was as simple as setting up a tripod, with the camera, putting up some thrift store curtains as the backdrop, providing a frame/props, setting the camera to 2-second delay remote and letting people go at it!
Only problem was whenever the camera went to sleep the shooting settings reset. SO i had to keep running over there to fix it for people. Also, my little nephews got ahold of it and filled up my card with silly pictures of them... then my little brother did the same thing - all and all I didn't get the shots I wanted because no one else brought a good camera and mine was taking silly self portraits all party... not ideal.

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