My husband rigged up the speakers and my oldest son came up with a playlist for music. I began cooking three days ahead and my neighbor made his famous Carolina pulled pork (awesome). My mother- and father-in law helped me clean and provided dozens of cookies. We set up volleyball, corn hole and just let the day take its course. Guests came and stayed long after the party ended (which was fine as it was a lunch party).
Here are some decoration highlights:
Before the party...all ready to go!
Banner created out of maps (since my son will be traveling this year).
Centerpieces - simple flower pots and again the map theme.
A few scenes of guests having fun...
My father-in-law (left) and my dad...