Late Summer Garden Party

Garden Party Chinese Lanterns, foraged flowers in mason jars and a makeshift table and golden evening sunlight equals a Late Summer Garden Party! Summer Garden Party My backyard hosted my sister in-laws and nieces honoring a few family birthdays. My daughter helped me cook for 2 afternoons. It turned out perfect! and I was not expecting the giggling that would occur throughout the evening! meatball appetizers cucumber sandwiches deviled eggs Dessert For the appetizers, we had gluten free meatballs, deviled eggs and cucumber sandwiches. The desserts included gluten free brownies, gluten free nut cookies and almond tarts (recipe from Oma!) To drink we had iced tea! garden party appetizers foraged flower bouquets   The night before I took myself to the countryside and gathered wild flowers or wild weeds and then added a few things from my backyard; the colors were bright orange, yellow, purples and pinks. mason jar bouquet iced tea summer garden party Who knew when just us girls get together that there is all kinds of talk and giggling goin' ons?! cheers cheers garden party birthday candles almond tart birthday My daughter was so patient with all the details I wanted to include and she helped me for 2 days. melanie and annamarie beilner The table is a slab from the dump on top of an old desk that is falling apart! I refreshed the re-purposed table top with a coat of gloss and repainted the desk with a coat of light yellow. The chairs are mismatched found at an antique store and a garage sale. I truly get most things like this for free or for dirt cheap. Don't let your circumstances prevent you from hosting a get -together like this one! With a little creativity and elbow grease, you can host a garden party too! (We used to have a lovely outdoor table made by my husband but we sold it this summer!) after the party Love all these gals and missed those who couldn't attend! Perhaps we shall do another "gals only" get-together at Christmas! (we played croquet after the dinner!) Below: Roshanna, Gitt, Petra, Diana's head, Samantha, Anna and me! Beilner Women

4 thoughts on “Late Summer Garden Party

  1. Margaret Heredia

    As I read about all the things you “refurnished” I thought of your uncle Earl. He loved finding things on the side of the road or in trash cans then he would work on them and either use them himself or sell them. He created such beautiful pieces just like you. Keep encouraging others to do this and they will be surprised how much joy and peace it will bring them. Love you Mel. Glad to see that your lovely daughter help you out in so many of your projects.

  2. Linda

    Really enjoyed the post Melanie and always love the pictures which include such bright and cheery colors. I am so glad that you are having such fun in your life!! 🙂

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