We had the pleasure of hosting the Atlanta area Baylor Send Off party on Saturday. Each summer prior to students heading back to the University, a send off party is held in various cities around the states. Baylor sends one or two representatives to attend the party to help answer questions parents and students might have. Unfortunately, our representative lost a dear friend last week and could not attend as she was speaking at her funeral.
The party is a way for new students, their parents, current students, their parents and alumni to connect. It also gives new students and their parents a chance to ask questions they may have about the university and college life on the campus in general. Many express how much it has helped ease their fears of sending their child 12 hours away from home. Many lasting friendships are made as well.
We decided to have a dessert social for our party. We lucked out in that the rain held out until after the party. The weather was perfect.
I'll let the pictures do the talking...
|A little green and gold pride!|
|The chocolate fountain is always a hit!!|
|We had a local bakery make the cupcakes and cookies for the party. The cupcake toppers I had leftover from our daughter's graduation party. I purchased them from an Etsy shop.|
|The cookies were so cute! And, hard to resist. Baby Girl and I couldn't partake in them as they are not gluten free. Everyone else loved them!! If you live in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend the Patio in Johns Creek for custom baked goods.|
|We offered Sweet Tea, Lemonade, "Baylor" water, and of course Dr. Pepper...the official beverage of Baylor University!! (however, my daughter will tell you that coming from Atlanta...she is still a Coke girl!!)|
|"Baylor" water...water, lemons and limes...Green and Gold!!!|
|I put the new porch chalkboard to use as well.|
I promise house pictures are coming this week..."if" the rain holds off long enough!!
Have a Blessed week everyone!!!