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Hog Roast 2014

It’s three fifteen AM on a summer Saturday morning and my husband’s alarm clock is going off… “Time to start the fire..” he said. After a quick cup of coffee we were outside in the predawn stillness of the mountain air opening coolers and bags of charcoal….Today was our Hog Roast.

By four forty-five the coals were ready, apple wood smoke was perfuming the air and the pit was up to temperature. At 5am the lid was closed and our Hog was nestled in for an eight hour smoke.

We love BBQ so last year we had our first Annual Hog Roast. It was a great way to enjoy food and friends and summer time and provided a nice non-holiday gathering of the families. And, it was a party for me to style and decorate and design…this year would be no different.

For starters, I designed invitations in photoshop which I had printed from Overnight Prints. I went for a postcard design with directions to the venue on one side. It is important to get your invitations in the mail early…everyone is so busy these days you need to give folks time to block off the time.


Next up, I made a rustic sign to help guide guests to where everything was going to be at the venue.



After that I designed some simple utensil packets for the guests. These packets were a great, easy to do project and really made an impact.

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 Lastly, many kids were going to be at the party(summertime afternoon BBQ and all) so a self -serve candy bar was in order. This bar was huge hit…please don’t send me the dental bills!





*Big shout out to MJ for her help on this set up!

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  • July 22, 2014 - 10:58 pm

    Andi - The candy table with the gum-ball machine is such a great idea!ReplyCancel

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