the most thoughtful going away party


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oh so thoughtful going away partyOur going away party was last weekend. Of course, I can’t take credit for any of the fabulous ideas, but our friends put together such a gorgeous, thoughtful, party that I thought it’d be a waste not to share some pictures with y’all.

farewell partyThere were globes everywhere- dotting the tables, next to the dessert buffet, tucked in between the treats, lining the steps.

going away party globe guest bookThere was even a globe ‘guest book’ that our friends signed with sweet messages of encouragement and farewell (side note- if I were getting married, I would TOTALLY use a globe as a guest book- so fabulous!).

thoughtful going away partyThe chalkboard signs with sweet quotes were one of my favorite parts of the decor…

thoughtful going away party…or maybe my favorite was the abundance of fresh flowers?

going away party with globesOr the globes? Did I mention those?

party lemonade standThere was also a lemonade stand…

mix your own drink station…a mix-your-own-drink station…

going away party globes…and the most gorgeous table settings including, you guessed it, more globes and fresh flowers.

farewell partyHands down, my favorite part of the party was the mix of guests- people we love from all of the different parts of our life. There were friends from before we had kids, friends from dental school, family, friends from my childhood, and tons of friends from church. It feels like so much life has happened over these last six years, and these people have been so faithful to walk beside us through all of it.

thoughtful going away partyAnd, really, it means so much to us that they are sending us off so well! Though, it doesn’t make it easy to leave.  One of the chalkboard signs said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Yep. That pretty much sums up the current state of my heart.

thoughtful going away partyNote to any one putting together a going away party in the near future- copy these ideas!

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  1. Beautiful party! I think it’s wonderful that the person who is always throwing the most amazing parties for everyone else had one thrown for her. You deserved it, Kirstin!

  2. What a sweet party! And how great that they showed how well they know and love you by throwing a kojo worthy party with all the details you love!

  3. Oh no, Kirstin. Looking at these pictures is now making me cry 🙁 Gosh we are going to miss you!

  4. Never a goodbye, simply a “until we meet again.” And we can know in that in quietness and in confidence we will receive His power to go to all the ends of the earth! In all these things we are more than conquerors. Praying. Xoxo

  5. The next chapter is going to rock! And the best part is you have friends waiting for you over here…even though you don’t know us as well, we are going to have a blast!

    We have moved so many times, had good friends move away, and good-bye never gets easier.

    The mangos, avocados, fresh plumeria, and ocean are waiting for you!!!

  6. Hey Kirst – so fun seeing you one last time….
    A friend of mine is looking for globes….tried thrift shops but didn’t have much luck. Do you know where your friends got all the globes? Would they be interested in selling some of them?
    Let me know….and safe travels – I’ll be praying for you guys during that long flight!
    Love you – Chrissy

    1. Thanks Chrissy! The globes are from thrift stores, etsy, Craigslist and Target… They ARE hard to find, though!
      Love you too!

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