Wednesday, November 17, 2010

{Real Parties} Friar Tuck Cup


My good friend, Christine, recently hosted one of the best parties I have ever attended! That's because the length she went to, to entertain that evening, would compare with a wedding reception. But the occasion was intended just for a fun night out and to celebrate the completion of the tennis court on their property. I know...amazing, right??

{the fabulous Goodlight Photography studio captured the evening}


The party was called The Friar Tuck Cup which was named after their street. I wish I had an invitation picture to share with you! One morning, I awoke to a small box on my doorstep. It was a white box that contained a tennis ball packed in crinkle paper and the round, flip-book invitation was tucked inside. Amazing presentation and designed by Atelier du Papier!


All of the real tennis players were invited to play in a tournament that day and the rest of us, who just wanted to party, joined in the fun that evening. I knew it was going to be an unforgettable evening, but my jaw still managed to drop when I pulled into her gate. I could tell right away that the decor was phenomenal.


After the tournament was finished, Events in Bloom swooped in and turned the tennis court into a preppy lounge area and dance floor. The party colors consisted of yellow, green and navy and you saw touches of the palette all throughout the space...from the custom houndstooth pillows and tablecloths, to the ribbon chandeliers, napkins and drinks.


The decor was simply stunning, and for this event planning junkie (me!), I was in party heaven. Events in Bloom covered areas of the court with seagrass rugs and they brought in tables set with ghost chairs and different styles of banquettes to create lounge areas throughout the space.





Flip flops were available for the guests who wanted to get more comfortable or forgot that they could not wear heels on the court. I wore wedges...problem solved.


We were wined and dined by A Fare Extraordinaire which is one of the best catering companies in Houston. Then, The Spazmatics performed!!! If you are from Texas, you just might be familiar with this outstanding 80's cover band! I had a guess they were going to be the surprise entertainment and I was right! SO.MUCH.FUN.





Can you see the stage?! Those are tennis balls placed throughout the greenery on the facade! I love this picture. Everyone was asked to wear "tennis whites" and sweet Valerie, a current Belle (Belle of the Ball), said she came dressed as the tennis ball!! Love that story!



As we left, we were handed tennis ball cans which were filled with sweet potato chips dusted with powdered sugar...a signature dish of A Fare Extraordinaire. Delicious!


And to complete the evening, when my car was delivered to me by the valet, this small card was hanging on my rear view mirror. Seriously, Christine never leaves a detail out!

I just couldn't leave you without a few real party pics! Here I am hanging out with some of my best friends, guests dancing the night away to the 80's cover band and the hosts of the evening, Ty and Christine.

Thank you for an unforgettable evening! Can't wait until the Second Annual FTC!





Lili said...


Courtney @ Pizzazzerie said...

WOW! That's all I can say. WOW!

testing 1 said...

Holy smokes on toast that is fabulous and you're right, she left out no detail!

Unknown said...

suppose think also something unique and possible to keep of lasting of

using the crystal engraved

or custom silver gift. it can always display there as a

memorial marks.

Lori said...

Talk to the are right left out no detail, love the hang tag idea.

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

OMG, I might have to repost this on Scout today. Fabulous idea, fabulous party. How fun that you got to be a part of the festivities!

Sandi said...

wow! that looks like a great time. I love the tennis balls along the stage! I love every detail actually!

Melissa C said...

WOW! Amazing! Love all the candles too.

JC's Loft said...

I have no words...that's an insane party! Awesome, fabulous, gorgeous, perfect friggn UHmazing!!!!


Ashley said...

Wow! Great post and great party! I would love to feature this on my blog! :)

Cari @ Socially Circled said...

Unbelievable! I love every detail! Looks like so much fun!

Brittany Schwaigert said...

I want to be your friend! LOL. Those houndstooth linens are TO DIE FOR. And I love the ghost chairs!

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Christi, this is right out of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous! Amazing!
My husband, Chuck LOOOOOOVES the Spazmatics. He goes to Austin for work occasionally and always tries to see them.

Unknown said...

oh my oh my.....seriously, fabulous!!!! love the details, LOVE!!!!!!!!! oh, be still my preppy heart!!!

A Blissful Nest said...

Okay seriously Christi this is THE most amazing party I have ever seen for adults. This is right up my alley and would have been in heaven!! Fabulous!

A Lil Something To Remember said...


Katie said...

Yep, I died and went to preppy heaven! L-O-V-E everything! I wish I was in your group of friends :) So fun Christi!

Cammi at Cammi Lee Events said...

This party looks like it was way too much fun!!! I love all the little details - wow!

Save the Date for Cupcakes said...

Gorgeous! Love the all white!

Paige said...

What a party!!!

yellow+gray said...

This is too beautiful for words!! I swear I was stuck on the first pic for a good 5 minutes. Wow!!

Victoria said...

The "backhand" napkins are my favorite! What a fabulous party.

Debbie said...

WOW!!! Absolutely amazing!

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...


Praveen said...

Love this, it's stunning. And the tennis verbiage on all the accessories are perfection! Can't wait to share, thanks! {http:\\}

H.G. The Countess said...

This is why you don't mess with Texas!

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