We had a pool and crawfish party last Friday. The weather was perfect and the water temp was so so nice at 85 degrees.
I was so glad everything turned out so well because Wednesday prior to that, I felt ill so suddenly after coming from a plant nursery. I could not afford to be sick, I had so much to do and we already invited about 25 people. But I could not do anything at home, I was feverish and had a bad sore throat with my muscles and bones aching all over. It was strange cause I was fine before I left for the store.
Anyway, John gave me a Tylenol and an antibiotic at night and I woke up feeling so much better.
Friday morning, I started putting the table together and cooking. It was easy to just gather pots around the garden unto the table.
I cut some jasmines to add to the centerpiece which added a nice scent to the table.
I asked John what he preferred I use, breakables or melamine, and plastic it was because we had so many kids coming and it was going to be a buffet and very informal anyway.
How do you like my crawfish bowl? I bought it last year from Red Door in Baton Rouge and I finally am able to use it.
The 2 tiered tray was oneo of Debjani's Christmas gifts to me last Christmas. I love it! Thanks, Deb!
I used the chafing dishes that I bought from Florida when my daughter had a baby.
John and I spruced up the deck and garden to make the backyard presentable to the guests.
I replaced the dead flowering plants in pots with fresh ones.
Hardly any more orange trumpets are blooming but we still have lots of other flowers blooming.
I asked John to move this parlor set to the deck.
I kinda like it here so I might just leave it here. It used to be near the fence by the driveway.
Knock out roses topiary is blooming. We had to prop it with a bamboo because it was getting too top heavy.
I love the colors of this lantana.
I hang some paper lanterns.
Look at the size of those crawfish!
I also cooked some corn, mushroom and shrimp pasta and a sweet and sour crispy red snapper. Some guests brought more crawfish, in addition to the 60 lbs. we already had, and ribs.
I baked lemon bars and chocolate saltines for dessert and some guests brought some Filipino desserts and watermelon. I just got too busy later that I did not get to take more pictures.
We also had Whittard of Chelsea's apple and white cranberry tea using my Polish pottery teapot and cups and white Spode shell cups and saucers.
The plastic plates were for guests to take along with them to put their crawfish shells in.
To our guests, thank you so much for the company. We had so much fun because of all of you.
To the other bloggers, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.
To the hostesses, thank you for having us all and for your hard work in hosting. I will be joining a lot of parties for this post because I might not have another chance to post again this week since I have to go back to FL.
I am joining:
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at
Mary's Masterpieces Monday
Sally's Blue Monday at
Mellow Yellow Monday at
Marty's Tableop Tuesday at
Jean's Bloomin Tuesday at
Martha and Terri's Teacup Tues at
Tuesday Cuppa tea at
Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop
Miss Spencer's Teacup Thursday at
Kathy's A Return to Loveliness Party at
Foodie Friday, Michael Lee (Gollum)
Fertilizer Fri. at http://www.tootsietime.com/
Ms. Burrito's Color Connection on Friday
Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend a
Scenic Sunday at http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com
Shadow Shot Sunday 2http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.com/