A tastefully done luncheon served in a beautiful garden will leave your friends and family felling very pampered. Here are a few ideas to help you create a welcoming and cheerful event.
*Cut slightly softened butter with garden themed cookie cutters. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Cut a honey dew or cantaloupe melon in half, hollow out and fill with your favorite ice cream.
*Deviled eggs look even yummier with fresh chives tied into bows and placed on top of them. Use the chive blossoms to set on the bow.
*For extra special dinner buns – combine in 1 stick melted butter with your favorite herb such as rosemary or thyme. Brush the roll using with the butter mixture and bake as directed.
*A special punch bowl will hold Raspberry Lemon tea with lemon, lime & orange peel spirals combined with ice cubes containing mock orange or orange blossoms.
*Of course mini sandwiches!
Set the tables with something that will make them go ‘ahhh’
*Use pretty floral sheets or a quilt for a table cloth. If you have plain white ones, drape them to the floor then top with a quilts laid diagonally over.
*Use 3 clay pots of the same size to hold forks, spoons and knives in. Tie a piece of raffia around the rim with a bow to make it even cuter.
*Use baskets lined with floral napkins to hold napkins & breads.
*Mason jars make the cutest drinking vessels, especially if they are blue! Not to mention flower vases and candle holders.
*A hodgepodge of old plates & platters are a great way to serve your sandwiches, cheese & crackers & appetizers.
*Use an old galvanized wash tub filled to the top with ice and put bottled water, juice or pop in for guests.
*An old pickle crock thoroughly cleaned makes a spectacular punch bowl.
*Print the menu out on card stock and lay over each guests plate.
The most important part of hosting a luncheon is creating a feeling of comfortable fellowship and warmth.
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