Monday, April 23, 2018

Baby Daughter's 37th Birthday Luncheon, 4-22-2018

I can't believe my baby is 37 years old! Geez! Where has the time gone? Anyway, she was hosting a baby shower at 2 PM so I decided to have an early luncheon to celebrate her birthday with her family and our close German family friends, Todd, Stephanie and Isabel.
I got so busy that I forgot to take pictures, but trust me, we had a lot of fun eating and conversing over the table.
 This was how the table looked before the food and the flowers on the vase were placed.
 
I opted to use Polish pottery because the dishes are the easiest for me to access, since they are one of my everyday dishes and they are easily accessible. I am not used to hosting luncheons which do not give me enough time to prepare, compared to dinners when I would have pretty much all day.


 


 Because I cooked all morning, I did not have time to go to the store to buy fresh flowers so I just gathered and cut some from our garden and just stuck them in a Polish pottery pitcher.
 
 

 I love this PP elephant sauce server. You can light a tea candle underneath too for warm sauces, but today it's just lemon and soy sauce.


 

 

 I wanted to create something girly but due to lack of preparation time, I just picked the Polish pottery plates that are in kitchen cabinets.

Filipinos almost always cook pancit for birthday meals. For us, it signifies long life.

I also tried a new recipe for seared ahi tuna which was a hit. It had just the right spices! And we always serve rice, which is not shown here.
 
I had to prepare tea for my grandkids. They love my sweet fruity English hot tea, this time, they picked lemon lime flavor.
Thanks for stopping by and for your visits. Mostly, I am very thankful to be blessed with a daughter who is a perfect daughter, wife and mom.
 
Thanks to the hostesses of these following memes:

11 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

I'm pretty sure you could create a lovely table with only five or ten minutes. Your Polish pottery has definitely stood the test of time for you. It never fails you....or is it that you never fail it?! Happy birthday to your daughter, and I love that your grand babes already have developed some favorite teas. So grown up! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy 37th birthday to your dear daughter, Christine! My youngest of four will turn 35 this summer. Your table looked beautiful and I love that your grands look forward to your fruity tea!

Margie said...

Happy belated birthday to your daughter! My parents still call my younger brother their "baby" and he turned 36 this year. Heh.

I'm sure your daughter enjoyed having such a beautiful table setting for her birthday.

Louca por porcelana said...

What a beautiful tablescape!Gorgeous dishes!Pretty flowers bouquet!Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!Hugs!

Ruth W said...

Family celebrations are the best! I love the pretty teaset....thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Ruth

Bernideen said...

Dear Christine: I sure understand as my son is 43! How can this be possible? Worse yet - I will be married 50 years so! Now, that I can hardly believe. Your table setting with the polish pottery is just lovely. I know your daughter loved it all as your family always enjoy your table settings and wonderful meals!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Christine, that is a beautiful tablescape--can't believe it was a "rush job!" And your floral arrangement couldn't have been more perfect.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful table Christine. Love your blue pottery dishes and your centerpieces look lovely.

Sylvia said...

Christine, Lovely table for a birthday girl. I love the plates and all things go so well together. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

Lady of the Manor said...

What a lovely table and meal you prepared for your daughter’s birthday!

FABBY'S LIVING said...


Oh how wonderful your little daughter is 37 already, so is my daughter Sofia. Sorry I haven't seen it before, your table with the Polish pottery is forever beautiful. Love that little tea set. I'm sure the food was awesome, you are such a great cook too.
Before the 5 de Mayo table now posted I did one with my new china, hope you get I chance to visit it, I'd love to have your opinion. So glad I came to visit.
Fabby

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