We finally had an excuse to mulch our gardens & break out all of that wedding drinkware.
We strung up hanging lanterns & set out a couple of folding tables in the grass. Here's a pre-party pic:
For a quick & summery arrangements, I filled old ironstone pieces with sunflowers for the tables:
We packed the kids off to visit "Gramma" and their playhouse shed turned into the bar:
I loved having this massive drink dispenser for the margaritas:
(I'm kicking myself for taking this pic before I'd set out the rock salt and hid the tequila to make it look pretty but oh well ;)
I made a couple of different salads including my chick pea one. (recipe here)
We covered the tables in newspaper & topped with sunflowers & crabs:
My husband steamed the crabs in the oven using a roasting pan and they were easy & awesome. I loooove Old Bay seasoning and sprinkled it on top and then we served the crabs melted butter, extra old bay & lemons.
It was soooooooooo yummy and I want to do it again right now.
I love how the lanterns looked at night, lighting the patio for games:
I really loved having this party because getting it together was actually pretty easy. It was a lot of effort but it was pretty planned out, which made it simple. Food & friends is always a good time, especially when the weather's perfect & you're outside.
Of course I forgot to get pics of us. (Fellow bloggers, I know you understand.)
...And I definitely did something to my hip dancing. I think it was the kip-ups.
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