Thursday, August 15, 2013

Par-tay! Par-tay! Par-tay!


As shared previously, this week we are hosting two very special guests from Florida.

They are my hub's sister and brother.  Both are well along in years yet  sooooo filled with life and joy!



One night, we had an open house so all our dear friends and family members could welcome them.



I pulled out every candle I could find and the back yard at dusk looked enchanting.

The table is shown at the top of this post!

At a yard sale this summer, I found a box containing the little umbrella toothpicks, all 144 of them, on a table labeled "free."


The box was completely sealed.

They sure made the little chunks of cheese look festive.



It's been such a terrific week so far and lots of memories are in-the-making.

We are joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life. Come join the par-tay there!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO SERVE AT A PAR-TAY?

15 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It all looks so festive and inviting!

Jemma said...

Susan,
You have it right! Savour every moment and embrace life to the fullest! Your tablescape is gorgeous and totally magical!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Joyful said...

What fun your guests must be having. The backyard looks positively inviting. Enjoy the rest of their stay ;-)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh it all looks so festive and nice.
I usually put out plenty of homemade cake and fresh fruit and cheese

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like your decoration for the party. The tablescape is gorgeous. I am sure that your guests enjoy your meals. Keep in touch

Linda O'Connell said...

You are such a great entertainer. Your evening had to be FUN!

Nellie said...

Fruit and cheese! How can one go wrong with that? What a wonderful gesture to entertain your guests with a party!

Nellie said...

Fruit and cheese! How can one go wrong with that? What a wonderful gesture to entertain your guests with a party!

Bookie said...

absolutely beautiful....an evening to remember for your family....

diane.stetson said...

Oh have a great time with your guests. I like to serve stuffed mushrooms and cold cuts and fruit salad at my parties. I also make homemade brownies and choc. chip cookies.The outdoor table looks wonderful with all those candles and the cute umbrellas.

marianne said...

Candles at dusk! Magical to say the least. The table looked lovely and the fruit and cheese delicious; the little "free" umbrellas added a nice touch of summer whimsy. I'm sure all your guests had a fabulous time.

I like to make a simple appetizer called "cheese bread" that my sister has been making for years. It goes so well with wine and fruit. It can also be adapted for dessert with the addition of seasonal jams and jellies, even cranberry sauce. Everyone always loves it. Easy to make also.

Sounds like you are really enjoying your guests and they must be feeling very special with all the extra things you are doing.

Dee said...

Your such a talented, thoughtful and gracious hostess.

Chatty Crone said...

Man that was an incredible delight-some life! I know you are the hostess with the mostess. Glad you are having a great time. sandie

Debbie Mitchell said...

Wow!! Everything is so beautiful and I really loved the little umbrellas!!

Leann said...

How wonderful to be able to spend the precious time together!!!

Loved the shot of your backyard!

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