A very happy event to plan, cook for, and present with the help of family and friends.
Decorate with outfits of various sizes.
A take away of blue and white Jelly beans and chocolate eggs, in a lovely light blue paper container that was purchased at the dollar store. Don't ask me what ten pounds of jelly beans cost at the local candy cottage!
Pansies in the cement pots at the front door.
Save money by making your own bow for the front door.
Forsythia thankfully in bloom, makes wonderful large displays.
The wonderful plastic eggs from Michael's, the cement Chicken, and a fuzzy Bunny create a display near the fireplace.
Three bean cold salad, marinating in the fridge overnight, recipes to follow in a future post.
Laura prepares the Egg, Cheese and French bread Strata Casserole.
Mini bagels with cream cheese, two types of home made muffins, corn bread and carrot raisin, fruit salad.
Dessert, Emma makes my mother's Cream Puffs and Elenore makes Linzer Tarts.
Nautical quilt make by Donna Weber.
Mantle decorations done by Elizabeth with flowers from the Jarvis Garden.
I set up the pitchers and she filled them with wonderful loose English-style arrangements.
The theme for the party was "Farm," couldn't believe that I found this bull pitcher!
The first round of food included a cru-de-tet by Elaine.
Amaryllis bloomed on cue, (by chance)
More clothes lines with outfits on the staircase.
Raspberry punch perched on the wood burning stove (not at work now), covered with a tablecloth.
Items on the mantle for the first game, instructions to follow.
Blue and white toile home made tablecloths.
Excitement opening the many generous gifts.