Saturday, April 18, 2015

Another Impromptu Dinner Get Together

2 Impromptu get togethers in one day is pretty exhausting but fun nonetheless. And we thought we were only going to church last Sunday! But, after mass, John and I saw our friends and as we congregated outside the church, we got to inviting one another for lunch at  a hibachi reataurant. And so we did! But that was not the end of it.
While eating, we were planned about having dinner that night at home and so we did!
 I had to pick plates that were easily accessible in the dining room, especially because at least 75 % of my dinnerware sets are all packed away for the move. But I managed to get this together in such a short time.
 I thought yellow is kinda springy even if my table cloth is fallish. But 80% of my table linens are are boxed up too.
 I just used the vase and flowers that were already on the table and just added a pair of white candelabra

 Everybody brought a dish but I cooked a mussels dish. We also had barbecued pork chops and pancit, a Filipino noodle dish.

 And I made bananas foster for dessert. Yummy!
 For a dinner with no planning, it was a huge success and a lot of fun. Look at these happy faces! We had 9 people including kids so I added an extra chair at the end, actually swapped the big arm chair with  2 smaller chairs from the kitchen.
 and the guys were happy too! Sorry about hubby's shirt. I don't iron, lol, and he loves to wear cotton ones.
Thank you for visit and thanks so much to the hostesses for the ever going fun parties!

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Beth said...

What fun, Christine! You are a great hostess. I think you are going to miss your Mississippi friends when you move, but to be near family is precious.

Marigene said...

For having most of your dishes packed up, you sure found some beauties for your impromptu evening meal! The dinner plate rims are gorgeous.
Enjoy the weekend, Christine.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty setting. I would have never been able to pull the event off if I was in the middle of packing/moving.
Enjoy the weekend.


Oh boy, we have been making dinner parties, you and me...although yours was an impromptu kind it came out gorgeous Chris. I love the pretty, fresh dishes and the tablecloth is my fave.

Blondie's Journal said...

A beautiful table and quite a feast. You have to tell me how you manage to cook all of these great dishes and set a lovely table. The dessert would have taken most of my time. And you have the ingredients on hand? Please move this way so you can help me!!! :)

Janie x

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Christine, every time you say "impromptu," I expect something wonderful! You must work well under pressure, because everything looks lovely!

Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, my goodness! This was just pulled together at the last minute? You're amazing and the table is gorgeous - love everything about it! Bananas Foster, too! :) You've the most wonderful hostess. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brittany Bush said...

What a gorgeous table! Looks like you had a great dinner. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Christine, you are such an awesome hostess! As my friend would say, "You are the Hostess with the Mostess". Love your tablescape as always but I love your heart of hospitality! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That turned out looking great Christine! Sounds like a very successful impromptu party. The dishes are very pretty and worked well mixed together. I don't envy all the packing you have to do but I'm sure when it's all done you'll be happier being closer to the other family members.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You have some beautiful dishes. Sometimes an impromptu dinner is fun. You are so good at this.

Rosie M. said...

Wow, Christine! It would have taken me a week to pull your tablescape and menu together! I am definitely impressed with your talents (and moving in the middle of it all!!!) Thank you for sharing such a lovely table. Good luck with your new adventure. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Crystal Grandeur said...

Beautiful Table with pretty dishes. Hope you had a lovely time. Hat off to you with all the running around you are able to throw a beautiful party. Love sujatha:)

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