In June I co-hosted a shower with my friend Katie (we've done this before) and I hate to pat myself on the back but I think there are definitely 2 things we party planners do well...collaborative quilts AND delicious food.
We went bold with the Kaffe Fasset prints...they are Keri's favorite!
The weather (surprisingly) cooperated for this outdoor affair and I think the guests of honor felt loved by their friends who popped by to wish them congratulations on their union (wed April 17, 2011). I love Keri, her loyalty, her sincerity, how easy it is to be her friend. This gal is up for anything...diving in (with Katie) to put together my bridesmaids bouquets for our wedding, living in a forest cottage, showering OUTSIDE (yep, that's what she signed up for when she tied the knot). I could not be more thrilled for her...she deserves all the happiness in the world and I pray for a life of blessing for her and Tracy.
When Katie and I plan a party the first priority is the menu...we seriously don't mess around and tend to have leftovers for days (weeks in my case but I have a feeling Katie throws it out since she's not too keen on things past their expiration date.) ;) We feasted on gluten-free fair, flank steak, sausage, grilled veggies, a green salad with beets and goat cheese, a greek salad, a sun-dried tomato pasta salad, 2 different kinds of crisps with two different kinds of ice cream...it was delicious (but I seriously warn against doing a gluten-free pasta salad...that stuff is way better while it's warm.)
Thanks for an amazing time in Cannon Beach last weekend too, I love being able to picture exactly where you live and how you spend your days.