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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18 responses to “Where in the World party!”

  1. congrats! that is so exciting! What an awesome idea/theme for opening a mission call. I love it


  2. Rae says:

    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.

  3. Jen says:

    What a cute party!!!And congrats on the mission call!!

  4. Linda Z says:

    Love all the fun party colors and decorations! And I wish your brother well! 🙂

  5. What a great party you throw.

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    Thanks for you time and hope to see you soon.

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

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  7. Silverfaerie says:

    Such a wonderfully put together party. Your brother is one lucky guy 🙂 And I absolutely <3 the pom poms!

    Your newest GFC follower from the About a Mom: Wild Wednesday Hop! Looking forward to seeing your wonderful posts! Would love it if you would visit mine 🙂


  8. Jodi says:

    Cute top and cute party! Love the theme.

  9. Tanya Anurag says:

    That looks like a fun party… very well coordinated.

    Thanks for linking up at Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner and adding to the fun.

    The party for this week is going on… hope to see you there again 🙂


  10. chubskulit says:

    New follower from Hop along Friday. Hope you can take a peek at my blogs and follow back when you get a chance. Thanks a lot!

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  11. So fun and festive–love the colors! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  12. eBooks says:

    Sounds like a fun party! Decorations so cute!

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  13. Karima says:

    Hi, popping by to say thank you to you for passing onto me the award, I have now forwarded it on. Karima 🙂 http://www.karimascrafts.com/2011/09/i-received-blog-on-fire-award.html

  14. Congrats to your brother! Looks like it was a fun party. Great details. Come check me out- http://www.alivedinome.blogspot.com

  15. Thanks again for linking up, I love your color scheme.

  16. PRECIOUS! what a lovely party to throw. I love this idea, well done. winks-jen

  17. Congrats to your brother. I am a convert to the LDS church…. got to love those missionaries. Wish I could take a few of those young men with me to do some teaching in Nepal. Love the decorations/cute theme!
    Cara Valentino

  18. Heather says:

    i want to copy the name tags on a sucker stick. How did you create those?

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