I woke up the other day with the sound of birds chirping away, which in my book is the best alarm clock ever! As I looked out my window and observed their fun social calling to one another I knew it was time to also gather some friends together. It had been a few months since I had seen a few wonderful ladies (a group who I served at our local temple every Friday with, but this particular temple is now closed for renovation) therefore I quickly sent out a group text to see which evening would be best and then sent out some cute little reminders.
I knew right away I would keep this little dinner social simple and cheery, and sweet, just like those adorable chirping birds who sent me the message to get going on this.
I pulled out my trusty nature wood dishes ( I mean, are they just perfect for this occasion or what ) and began setting up the table.
You know me by now, I can’t let my guest leave empty handed so I bought a few mini terra-cotta pots, gave them a coat of cream paint, filled each with a succulent and some white pebbles, a mini garden tool and a fun birdie tag.
I then gathered some bird and nature inspired accessories from around my home collection to create the table scape.
I simply rolled a few old music sheets and tied them with lace to place inside this vase . . .
And then kept the theme by making this music pinwheel.
Keeping with the nature theme, I wrapped fresh herbs in muslim and tied them up with lace (which will go in my outdoor garden in a few weeks).
I love how this sweet, simple table came together.
I didn’t capture any of the dinner dishes but dessert is always the best part anyways, right? And the best thing about this homemade lemon pudding is I could make it ahead of time, placing it in individual serving dishes and then just a half hour before they arrived I spooned on the whipping cream and a few berries, sprinkled with crushed graham crackers and stuck them back in the fridge until dessert time. Makes for one easy to serve and happy hostess.
So have the birds been calling you to play yet?
As always my friends, thanks for dropping by. Have wonderful day.
Joining some blogging friends for Thursdays favorite things blog hop
And also Jo, Carol, and Jann for SYC