When your best-friend is returning home after a 10 month long journey with Americorps, the welcome home party has to be a good! My friend Sarah's mom (Michele) reached out to me with hopes we could successfully throw a surprise welcome home/belated birthday party - one big party to celebrate the last year. The event was a collaborative effort between her friends and family and was perfectly tailored to all things "Sarah"!
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I wanted the night to be filled with inside jokes and a collection of Sarah's favorite things (ie. cats, L.L.Bean inspired decor, her funny nicknames, her signature "Sarah" funny faces, and so so much more). I made fun little cat party hats, name-tags using everyone's nicknames, a custom nickname cake-topper, and (my absolute favorite) a funny face banner with little party hats on each Sarah face!
When Sarah arrived, she was surprised to see a group of people wearing plaid holding up pictures of her face while holding a sign that read, "NEVER LEAVE AGAIN!" We got her goooood. After the big surprise we were able to munch on the delicious food spread, play with the plaid photobooth, and catch up with our long lost friend!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped me cut out little party hats, put together flower arrangements, find the perfect plaid shirt, lie to Sarah, make food, and any other ridiculous thing that helped bring this party together. I (and Sarah and Michele) are forever thankful for this fun and unforgettable night!