I wanted to share with you photos of my birthday party
that my girlfriends gave me.
The theme was a "Woodland Garden Party".
They know I love to garden.
Linda Harding hosted the party at her beautiful home.
The appetizers were served on a
beautiful burlap garden print tablecloth.
Virginia made the cutest place setting name tags.
She used pails with chalkboard tags and added flowers and birds on top, so creative!!
The appetizers were:
~Strawberries stuffed with Cream Cheese, Rosemary, Honey & Pistachios~
~Garden Dip (Artichokes, Garden Peas, Mint and Feta Cheese)
served with a Fresh Baguette~
~Roasted Beets stacked with Goat Cheese, Cinnamon Apple & Spinach~
We ate lunch outside on her patio, the table was set so pretty. My chair was decorated with a beautiful red sash, hydrangeas and bow.
A burlap tablecloth, ornate candlesticks and grapevines
were used as the centerpiece.
Mark, Tami's husband, cut all the wood to make chargers for the table. Linda placed flowers in between the clear plates.
It looked so pretty!
Virginia, Mary, Me, Tami, Yuri and Linda.
The Birthday Garden Wreath was made by Virginia.
For lunch Linda made
~Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Garam Masala and Garnished with Pepitas~
~Asian Spice Chicken
with a Blackberry Gastrique~
~Quinoa with Parsley Butter and Dried Blueberries~
~Arugula Salad with Blueberries and Nasturtium on top.~
~Prosecco with Chamboard~
~Rosemary Lemon Drops~
It was a Fantastic Meal!!
Mary made a "Tree Stump" cake. It was a Chocolate Nutella Cake decorated with Wafer Paper Butterflies and Meringue Mushrooms.
Spectacular and oh so good!!!
If you'd like to see more photos go check out Mary's blog,
La Bella Vita Design & Inspiration.
Linda also made Miniature Lemon Cheese Cakes
Just the right sweet bite!!
After lunch, we all decorated birdhouses.
We painted them and then added
pebbles, moss, corks,
and other goodies.
It was a very fun project!
I received so many wonderful gifts.
I love them all!
A little surprise visitor, in the photo, Dougal.
Thanks girlfriends for throwing the best birthday party ever!
Cheers to You!!
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