“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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Gourmet Group Shares a Thanksgiving Dinner Together

 A little 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.

 

fall dinner party with friends ideas

A GRATEFUL GATHERING

Last November, our Gourmet Group gathered at another couple’s home to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner party together.

Here’s look back at our evening.

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The Wedding Journey: Thank You to Four Key People!

gorgeous wedding reception

I cannot pass up this opportunity, and officially end this Wedding Journey without acknowledging and mentioning a few things about four people (& their associates).

Each of them played four key roles in our wedding journey.  They made our wedding journey not only fun, but an extremely easy one especially since it was the first time either my daughter or I had planned a wedding.  All of them were pleasant to deal with, good listeners, and very knowledgeable in their fields.

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The Wedding Journey: It’s the Big Day ~ Reception Details

wedding journey inspiration

 

Almost two years ago to the day, this Wedding Journey (my daughter & now son-in-laws’ wedding) is at its finale.

Here is a look back to see many of the details that were in the “planning works” for months take shape, and come alive at their Wedding Reception.

Sometimes…

~ It’s the smallest of details that can take your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary ~

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