The picture above is when she first started teaching. The town was a tiny town in Lyman, Nebraska. I took a picture of it when we were back for a family reunion 8 years ago. The school is now boarded up and closed, but it still the cutest little brick school!
My mom's fellow teacher friends have gotten her into the wonderful world of succulents. So, we went with a rustic/succulent theme and it was perfect. When we started out, we were just going to do an open house with some appetizers and desserts and have people come by all afternoon, but when some sweet friends of my parent's said they have it at their house (which is also a popular wedding location in town), we jumped at it.
And, what is a party with out dessert? We ordered a Costco cake, and another teacher made beautiful cupcakes and I made some treats and my sister in law made the most delicious pound cake (we couldn't keep Weston out of it!). Everything was so delicious!
This was such a fun party to work on with my dad. My mom helped a little, because she likes to be involved. We kept a lot of things secret so she could enjoy the afternoon!
A big thank you for everyone who came out and celebrated my mom and even helped with all the food and clean up. They have the best friends!
Also, if you are local, here is where the venue is if you are looking for a place to throw a party. This place was great and the owners are wonderful! You can also find them here.