All evening I have been thinking that I've got nothing to offer...no funny anecdote, no words of wisdom, not even a doodle, but then I surfed over to The Birdbath Chronicles and when I saw that lovely table set for a ladies luncheon-inspiration for a post hit!
My daughter-in-laws helped me host the bridesmaid luncheon for my daughter and her attendants two years ago next month. My mother supplied the fabulous pink tablecloth and the pink depression glass. One talented daughter-in-law baked yummy chocolate cakes which were topped with chocolate ganache icing and a Godiva chocolate for each slice and the other talented daughter-in-law was in charge of pulling all the decorations together. I made the sweetheart rose topiary centerpieces and the tiny place card holder topiaries. The menu was assorted finger sandwiches, strawberry pretzel salad, chicken salad, green salad with almonds and strawberries dressed with Vidalia onion vinaigrette dressing, assorted crackers and iced raspberry tea to drink.
The bride-to-be before the party began:
This is the daughter-in-law who has a hearty dose of the decorating gene. We had to use all of the chairs in the house to have enough seating for everyone. Wasn't the table beautiful? Didn't she do a good job?
Here are the guests of honor along with the bride:
This is the to-die-for chocolate cake. Delicious!
The talented baker of the family is the one on the right in this next photo. She loves making scrumptious desserts.
The photographs in the picture above were of my daughter and her bridesmaids and pictures of me, my mother, and Rachel's mother-in-law with our respective bridesmaids. A festive time was had by all. In my (not so humble) opinion, this was the prettiest luncheon setting I have ever seen.