Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Special Birthday Lunch

Today, my oldest daughter, Zoe, invited friends over for a special lunch to celebrate her 17th birthday. The best part of the lunch was planning and decorating for it! Zoe found these cute napkins at Party City, which inspired our floral theme. We purchased an inexpensive IKEA watering can and filled it with sunflowers, alstroemeria, and salvia. Then, I quickly sewed a burlap tablerunner the night before. Lastly, each guest received a little blue box made out of scrapbook paper. Zoe put candy in the boxes and then included a handwritten sentiment in each one.

Zoe and I had such fun planning this lunch. The best part was making dessert, and the girls really loved the Pioneer Woman's Spring Flower Pots. You can find the recipe on her blog,
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/03/a-blast-from-the-past/. In clean clay pots, we layered vanilla ice cream and coffee ice cream and then spooned on crushed oreo cookies. On a hot day like today, the flower pots were a cold and delicious treat!

1 comment:

  1. this is all so neat! I love the table decorations...so pretty. You always do such a wonderful job. I will definately "borrow" the flower-pot dessert, it should be a real hit at a future luncheon with my gardening friends.