We did it... our spring dinner in the clubhouse was another dinner party success!!!
The decor's garden theme inspirations.River Run Plantation. It is where our Spring Dinner Party, for thirty guests, was held in our wonderful clubhouse.
I'm part of the social committee of which I have been asked to be in charge of planning and purchasing the decor for our very special gatherings and on rather tight budget.
And since our budget doesn't allow for fancy china and crystal the dollar store, my printer, a variety of crafts and some of my donated additions managed to make it look as pretty as could be.
I painted flowers on dozens of glasses and bowls and made music sheet posies with silverware tucked inside!
Allysum was planted in white painted peat pots and votives got accents in colors to match by some who volunteered to do some arts and crafts.
It all looked so pretty, just as I'd planned.
My "honey" and I were in charge of the menu.
I volunteered him to make his fabulous chicken francese and thankfully after hours of prep and cooking I'm happy to say that the meal was a huge success!
Most photos were taken during the day....though I wish you could have seen it at night!
For our, last three, celebrations for Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day we made our own chair covers.....
this time we invested a mere $2 ea. for these universal beauties.
And since they were a bit too long and I feared that someone might trip on the overflowing satin, we tied each, at the bottoms, in pretty alternating knots.
They were all then accented with mossy, green, organza bows.
Art created by residents always enhances the room and fit it just perfectly....don't you agree?
Wisteria grows wild all over the south, so fresh picked it made the room's column a real focal point. Even the wind chime had colors that so perfectly blended with the decor of the room.
My umbrella was perfect to hold this display and decorated a door in a really nice way.
Butterflies were added almost everywhere!
What a day it was, as you can see outside!
A pot from our yard was set in the entry
that mimicked the theme of the centerpiece decor.
My angel, my Tanya, sat nearby too!
This was a little vignette creation that I brought from home that held a candle votive inside.
Lots of moss and votives were placed in the room.
Even my straw summer hat got a garden themed look with a little bit of added glam.
A butterfly stepping stone just propped in place added more interest to a rather plain space.
This was a gift from my long lost, friend, Pammy, that never fails to make me smile...
just the way she always did!
One last look at the room's decor and I hope that you enjoyed it all!
Now, I must conclude my post with a very special "thank you" to all of my team...Carolyn (our 1st lady in charge), Carol, Josephine, Sharon, Ann, Eileen, Kate, Hannah, Susan, my daughter Tanya and my husband Ralph for crafting, decorating and cooking and of course the clean up which all made this dinner such a great success!
Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!
Visiting Southport, N.C? be sure to stop by my booth @ the Northrop Antiques Mall and see what I may have there for you!
A very special "thank you" to Brooke from creativecountrymom for chosing this post to be one of those featured at her party.Sharing this post at these great parties