Thursday, April 27, 2017

Eddie's Birthday Luncheon

Thirteen friends got together recently in my home for a birthday luncheon for our friend, Eddie! You may remember Eddie's barn featured here.

Our appetizer was goat cheese coated with sunflower seeds drizzled with honey spread on toast points or crackers with fresh blueberries and it was yummy. We had already dug in before I remembered to make a picture.
This is our group of sweet friends. We get together every Monday at different restaurants for lunch. I should have put my camera on a tripod and set the timer but I didn't so we made two pics to get everyone in. Three of the girls were out of town and were missed.
Our menu was chicken rice casserole with artichokes (not pictured), strawberry congealed salad with pretzel crust, tossed green salad with dried apples and tomatoes, pimento cheese muffins and cheesecake for dessert.
I had the pleasure to host the party and enjoy setting the table and making flower arrangements. The food was made by six different friends.
And here's Eddie, our birthday girl, ready to blow out her birthday candles. I am still recovering from almost dropping the cake as I put it on the table!

This little arrangement holds a few blooms from my garden. It's early for hydrangeas but I was delighted I had a few blooms already.

The other arrangements scattered around are store bought flowers.
This sweet little devotional book I've had for years inspired this vignette of flowers. 
We had a lovely time eating, visiting and reminiscing while looking at old pictures of get togethers in the past.  
I've been out of the loop for the last two weeks. I've missed reading and commenting on many blogs but life has taken precedent. I hope to catch up soon.
Have a wonderful week.


  1. How fun to lunch with your friends every week. Your table is beautiful as always, Bonnie.
    How nice that you already have'll be another 6 weeks before I even see any small flower heads forming.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Bonnie, what a beautiful spring table and so inviting to celebrate Eddie's birthday! The menu sounds so delicious. I can't believe you already have some hydrangea blooms. Your lovely home is so welcoming to your friends and how special that you all get together every Monday. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Bonnie, I love your table . What a sweet time with friends . You are the hostess with the mostess . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

  4. Bonnie, I enjoyed this post as well as a look back on Eddie's barn! What a wonderful gift you gave in hosting this for your friends. Your home looks so inviting, loving the kitchen!

  5. It looks wonderful. Your table is so beautiful and very inviting and it looks like all had such a good time! What a good menu and I'm going to do that goat cheese log next time I have a group.

    Don't you love Paris in Bloom? I featured it on my blog this week. It's like eating dessert before dinner!

  6. How wonderful to have fun get-togethers with your friends. I enjoy seeing a big table set with lots of people around it. The foodie items all looked great!

  7. What a pretty table table toy set, Bonnie, and what a pretty group of friends, as well. Happy Birthday to Eddie! I almost did the exact same thing with a strawberry tart that I served to some friends yesterday! It almost slid off my pedestal, but luckily was saved!!
    Your menu sounded fabulous and I love that you girls get together every Monday for lunch.

  8. Oh gosh Bonnie, my first sentence was supposed to say...what a pretty table you set!! These iPads have a crazy mind of their own!!

  9. A beautiful table, Bonnie, your friend Eddie must have felt so appreciated.

  10. So lovely. Food looks delicious, please share the recipes!


  11. Bonnie...what a wonderful day we had! Your home looked wonderful and the menu was perfect! What a joy to be able to celebrate with great friends! You are such a gracious host and make it all seem so effortless. Thank you so much for hosting such a fantastic lunch! You are a blessing!

    Nancy Jennings

  12. Oh Bonnie, what a lovely birthday luncheon! The table is lovely and the flowers are so special. Yes, you do have a few early hydrangea blooms but you are a little south of me. The menu was perfect and the food looks delicious. How nice for all of your group to be able to get together so often. Sorry I'm late, we have been busy doing a few projects and then we headed to Seaside for a weeks vacation. Always good to come home. Hope you have a wonderful week........hugs.

  13. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful group of friends. Its been so long since I have had jello salad with pretzel crust~ one of my favorites.
    May you enjoy a spring filled with flowers.
    Happy May Day!

  14. How fun to have a great group of friends to lunch with! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  15. You host such lovely parties Bonnie! Your table is elegant, I know the birthday girl felt very special. Your menu is fabulous too, it all sounds so good~ How nice to get together every week!

  16. What a wonderful party. Thanks for sharing your entertaining experience at Monday Social. I love the hydrangeas.

  17. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Your table is beautiful as always.

  18. Isn't it wonderful to have long time friends with whom you share regular get togethers? Here I am part of Lunch Bunch, ladies who've know each other for close to 40 years, raised kids together, shared each others laughter and tears.

  19. Bonnie, love this table. So elegant and gorgeous. You are so blessed to have a lovely group of friends. I know the birthday girl felt very special. Love the hydrangeas.

  20. Bonnie, Eddie's barn is fascinating! How special it is to have this group of women to lunch with and celebrate special occasions with. The lunch looks delicious and I'm intrigued by the pimento cheese muffins and the pretzel crust. Yum, I would love to try both! Hope you are back soon but I definitely understand about real life getting busy. Linda

  21. Y'all get together every week? That's just awesome!

    What a special occasion. :)


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