This has been a year of surprises! As my brother left this summer for the Coast Guard, my sister has been waiting for the right job so she could leave for the US Air Force. Finally, a job she liked opened up and now she is ready to leave the week before Christmas. While the thought of having both siblings so far away is quite sad, I couldn’t be more proud of their decision to enlist to serve our country.
In true party fashion, I had to make printables for her send off, similar to those for my brother’s Coast Guard send off earlier this year. We didn’t really do themed food for her party since she specifically wanted pizza. Her party was unique to her personality and included a bounce house, smores bar and bon fire, photo booth and dancing.
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My brother decided earlier this Spring that he wanted to pursue a career in the Coast Guard. Flash forward two months and now he is preparing to ship off to basic training. I wanted to make his send off party extra special, so together with my dad’s awesome watermelon carving skills and my mom’s delicious cooking, we planned a party sure to send him off in style.
The menu was full of all-American comfort foods (hamburgers, hotdogs, mac and cheese, etc) with a touch of themed foods to make it fun! We had clam cookies made from vanilla wafer cookies, icing and pearl hard candies, displayed on plates of brown sugar to mirror the look of sand. We also had sail boat cups that were made from blue jello with orange slices and white paper sails. The centerpiece of the display was the watermelon carved shark which was certainly the talk of the party.