By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A FEW WEEKS AGO I WAS ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER
(WITH LOTS OF HELP)
A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DINNER PARTY BY THE LAKE FOR OUR RELIEF SOCIETY
For the centerpicece of the evening I used a stand up paddle board placed on an iron base to use as a buffet table. I layered the table with with a collecton of table cloths and fabrics for a Bohemian look. For the main centerpiece I used a wooden crate with a wooden bucket filled with sunflowers and vines cut from my yard.
For the yummy appetizers we served fresh fruit, crackers and yummy fresh veggies.
We served watermelon and grapes with a yummy fruit dip on a metal tray placed in a grass basket with vines wrapped around it.
Using my galvanized tiered serveware we filled it with tons of fresh fruit and it looked stunning
I bought one small bouquet of sunflowers and added wild sunflowers and honeysuckle vines to create a flowy look
We also served delicious cheeses and crackers..a couple of my favorites were Brie and blueberry cheese..sooo yummy!!
This is photo of our large group of amazing women who attended
We set up lots and lots of voitve candles in rocks around the lake area where we set up our Soiree for a game that we played later.
We played "Speed Friendshipping" where we had the women face each other and they were given a question to talk about for 1 minute and then they move to the next person and the next person until we went through the whole line. At the end we asked them to look the last person straight in the eye without talking for one minute and let their souls speak to one another and it was very powerful..some women started to weep and others just hugged one another. It was really such a special evening that couldn't have gone any better.
We brought lots of rugs and pillows from our houses to lay on the on grass to continue our Bohemian theme.
As the sun started to set...the lights bgan to glow and it was magical! My cute hubby took buckets and filled them with rocks and sand and we took poles and stuck them in the buckets that had hooks on them to hold strings of lights. I used ping pong balls and cut a hole in them and attached them to Christmas lights and it made them look amazing!
It was such a perfect night...I will miss summer!!