I LOVE planning things. And crafting. And Europe. So putting this night together was so fun! Joe and I have been married for three years. We have a lot of things we want to do together and one of those things is traveling to Europe! We haven't gotten around to planning or specifically saving money for it yet so I thought a good way to start would be to celebrate our anniversary Parisian style!
My goal was to make it feel like a small cafe in Paris. I ordered a checkered tablecloth from Etsy and set the table with a chalkboard easel sign from Target, menus that I printed, roses in a vase, and tealight candles.
I also made an Eiffel Tower. My painting abilities are quite limited (I'm usually the person who does solid colors and no patterns at pottery painting places for fear of it turning out horrible). However, I found a pattern online that was a more artistic take on it that I painted onto some posterboard and cut out.
While I was at target picking up some string lights, I found some striped bunting that I thought looked Parisian and then stenciled Bonjour onto the bunting in gold paint.
I put out some photos from our engagement session with Sassyfras Studios since it was Midnight in Paris themed and then put a Benny Goodman record on.
Joe and I agreed to just do cards this year, so of course I picked out a Paris card from Rifle Paper Co.
For dinner, I put out french bread, cooked steaks and baked potatoes, and made homemade creme puffs for dessert.
I even dressed our pup Gatsby up for the occasion :)
We enjoyed a nice dinner, then started researching and planning for a Europe trip. We ended the night by watching Midnight in Paris (one of my favorite movies!). We had a wonderful time together celebrating three years of marriage!
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