chris and i celebrated 12 years of marriage on june 18th, 2014. now i know 12 years isn't one of those "milestone" years that you throw a party and such...but considering almost losing him last year to diabetes and a lot of other ups and downs over the past year i wanted to celebrate. i started thinking about a few months ago and planning. it came to my attention one morning that 12 years was a dozen and that egg cartons hold a dozen eggs. hmmm my wheels started turning.
i did some research and also found out that every anniversary has a flower. i knew they had traditional and modern gifts but i didn't know they had a flower. i was happy to find out the 12th anniversary flower was a peony! my favorite! so i started saving egg cartons and made arrangements to get some peonies. we had dessert under the stars, which ended up moving inside due to bugs (yuck!). i had spray painted the egg cartons and decorated them with some maggie holmes papers and washi tape and a little crate paper.
as a gift for chris i went to the tackle and fishing isle in wal-mart, so not my area! and picked up 12 tackles/weights/hooks to put in one of the egg cartons. i thought it was quite clever, lol
this was the egg carton with the fishing stuff inside
old fashioned root beer in a vintage refrigerator drawer
a dozen mini cupcakes
pictures from each year of marriage
we had a nice time celebrating with our families and a few friends