“Ready for Summer…” Tablescape and Book Club Lunch

blue and white tablescape ideasAnother gal in my Book Club hosted our group last spring for our discussion and lunch.  Have a look at this cheery tablescape and lunch.

No garden trowel required.

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A Book Themed Shower for Baby Girl

book themed baby shower

~ It’s a Girl! ~

Last fall, I hosted ( along with two of my sisters-in-law) a Book Themed Baby Shower for my niece.

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Blue and White (and Some Pink) Book Club Lunch

blue & white tablescape ideas

I hosted my Book Club last week for our discussion of the book, Prospect Street. Here’s a look back at our lunch.

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“Love is in the Air” Bridal Shower

 

"Love is in the Air" Bridal Shower theme

Almost two years ago, I hosted (along with the assistance of some sisters-in-law) a bridal shower for my nephew’s fiancé.

Here’s a look back at our:

Love is in the Air Bridal Shower

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Technology Tablescape for Book Club

technology tablescape ideas

Another gal in my Book Club hosted several months ago for our discussion of the book, The Circle.  This fictional book is the story of a young woman who goes to work for the world’s largest tech company.  My fellow reader simply, but cleverly set her table with a technology backdrop.

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A Silver Bells Christmas Theme Dinner Party

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

fun Christmas tablescape ideas

 

We hosted our Gourmet Group a couple of weeks before Christmas.  I chose a “Silver Bells” dinner theme for our evening.

Fun Facts about the song “Silver Bells”.  The song was composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.  It was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe in the movie, “The Lemon Drop Kid”.  The song was originally going to be titled “Tinkle Bells” until Livingston’s wife stepped in, and explained to him what the word tinkle usually means (bathroom connotation).  The next day the title of the song was changed, and the word silver was substituted for the word tinkle throughout the song.  Source:  Songfacts

The weather outside that night was “frightful” (a snowstorm), but the fire and our evening together inside was “delight-full”.

Come on in, and take a peek at it…

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Gold and Silver Christmas Theme Dinner Fete

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Christmas Dinner Party ideas

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