A Farmhouse Funky Back Porch Party

We finished building the deck and I decided to throw a little party for my husband’s birthday.

So basically, I just put a bunch of our old furniture outside on the porch, and cleaned up some pieces that were lying around the yard.

I’m happy with how it turned out and I didn’t spend any money since I had all these things lying around ofrstored in my shed. Stuff I’ve picked up at yard sales, Craigs list, and thrift shops over the years…thriftedmirrorMirror mirror on the porch wall… a thrifted mirror.beercoolerA rusty beer cooler that needed a cleaning and some oiling….chairAn old chair left by the former owners…lightsAnd these old lights I bought at Target a long time ago!tableI pulled out my handmade banners to hang everywhere.porchpartyI pulled out this old French folding bed that was folded up on my front porch. I had stored the cover in my shed years ago, and recently found it during my big shed clean up.

Then I cooked some chile verde, pinto beans, crock pot meatballs, and mac & cheese and invited everyone over !

moniqueThis is one of my best friends. She and her family just moved back from France after ten years, and I’m glad they are back.porchpartygettogether

There’s my dad in the middle! I’m so glad he’s healthy again.girlsondivanThe house desperately needs a paint job and some siding repairs, so I scooted the bed up against it to “hide” some the damage.deck


Cucumber water and ice tea for the teetotalers.

Pre partybbq

Richard’s buddy manning the barbecue.momMy mom on the left! This lounge chair cover was filthy, and I almost was going to sew a new cover. But I scrubbed it with Oxi Clean and then bleach, and now it’s as good as new. Four dogs have a way of ruining your outdoor furniture.me

Yours truly.kitchenkidsMy two older kids and their friends. The middle kids were running around the yard playing Ghost in the graveyard. And the little ones were holed up in the TV room…tvroom

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  1. Jaime E. says

    Happy Birthday to Richard!! It looks like a fun party, Justine! Everything looked wonderful “as is”! The deck turned out great! I loved seeing the photos of your family…I miss you all.

  2. Justine says

    I think you’re amazing, Justine! I love your creativity!! 🙂 This looks like such a fun, laid-back, good-time party! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! 🙂