The Partiologist: Please Be Seated!

Please Be Seated!

I have to say, my favorite part of hosting parties is setting the table.  Not necessarily making the food, but setting the table... I'm lovin' it!

Ladybug Picnic

Before lunch, I served a few appetizers in the grass.  The grass being green paper shred~

Red pots held the napkins and silverware. 
And a black metal ant held "Ant Kim's" Fruit Salad~
Directions to the Picnic Shelter


And I posted the picnic menu, so the guests would not fill up on the appetizers!


Walnut & Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken
Penne with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes
Lime Gingered Sweet Potatoes
Cheese & Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers
Baked Beans
Corn Off The Cob

My favorite kind of garden - A Chocolate Rock Garden~


I piled up lots of rocks and added some grass and dried flowers.
Little tins were filled with chocolate rocks and a leaf I cut with my Cricut.  Ready for the guests to take home~


Yes they are rocks...chocolate rocks!

Now, it's time to be seated!


Each glass had an ant holding the place card~
Everyone was a "Lady"~


I was "Lady Gaga"


The ants are actually table cloth weights!
The Lady bug butter~
Covered with a screen to keep the ants away!


Every Lady had a Bug~


A Lady Bug Cookie that is, to take home~


AND a picnic basket full of ants~


Or some would call the ants chocolate covered espresso beans!
Our shade tree was covered in ladybugs and ribbon~


Which kept us cool, calm and collected. 

Just me, Lady Gaga!

12 comments :

  1. How I'd love to be at one of your parties. Everything is so well thought out, every little detail. I love the shimmer on your ladybug cookies and I think your ladybug butter is awesome!

    Great menu too by the way :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Paula! I'd love for you to come to one of my parties! :)

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  2. Darling!! I love that everyone was a lady!!

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  3. Where did you get the ant table weights? Because they are so obviously perfect!

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    1. I got them at Hobby Lobby last year, however, I've seen them again early this year.

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    1. Aw thanks Kim! Wait 'til you see the party I'm hosting in two weeks! :)

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  5. This party is ADORABLE. I am going to be pinning!

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  6. your friends are lucky! Really do you sleep??

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    1. You are so very sweet! Thank you for all your comments and to answer your question...If I ever sleep in until 6:00 a.m. that is oversleeping! :)

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  7. I am gasping, laughing and smiling thru this post...it's wonderful...such a child like quality but can be for adults too...now this will keep us young!

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. Love the ladybugs! So cute! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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