Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An Indoor Picnic

We have had SO much rain lately! 
Since the tornado June 13, we've had nine inches!! 
We had planned to host a picnic for some of our friends June 20 but with a soggy yard, high temperatures and humidity, we decided to bring the party inside.
Precious Daughter and her boyfriend came and were a lot of help!!  They skewered the shrimp, cut the watermelon and PD even created
the floral arrangements.  She also took these photos for me.
There were 12 adults and 2 young children.  Our dining table holds 8 comfortably so I set up another table in the foyer.  It's a bit odd to eat in the foyer but we sometimes use it as an extension of the dining room so everyone can be in the same area.
I used red bandanas on white tablecloths.  My sister and I found large packages of red napkins at Home Goods so I picked up 2 packs.  (We decided I could also use them at Christmas.) 
I tied each napkin with a bit of twine.  We used heavy disposable plates for convenience but did use real flatware.  The galvanized star lanterns made another appearance.  I used these last year with different colored ribbons. 
Wonderful Hubby picked these wildflowers on our farm and Precious Daughter arranged them.  Aren't they pretty?
Our picnic meal included grilled pork steaks and hotdogs, potato salad, mandarin orange salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, watermelon and no-bake chocolate cheese cake.  One of our guests also brought a delicious dip.
We had a great time at our 'indoor picnic!'  It's really about being together with good friends.  Hope you're enjoying your summer!
Linking to:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Table It! at Rustic and Refined
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of the Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings: The Heart of the Home
Something to Talk About at Karen's Up On the Hill
Tuesdays at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home


Sarah said...

Your indoor picnic was a great way to solve the weather issue. Good for you! Your table and the picnic food look wonderful.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's the way to do it - your indoor picnic looks to have turned out quite perfect! Of course I love the flowers but what's catching my eye are the handkerchief accents! I'd like to use that idea for a future one myself! I think using the foyer is perfect especially when it's larger like yours and still close enough to feel it's still apart of all the festivities! I love buffet style setups- it makes it easy for the guests to fill their plates and sit down to eat. Hooray for summer parties!

Charla said...

I love the red! If life gives you rain....make rainbows! Thanks for sharing.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your indoor picnic and the wild flowers are simply beautiful!One thing about it...your plan a that turned into plan b sure did turn out great! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Kim Hood said...

Everything looks beautiful! Red napkins are good for so many occasions throughout the year. They're a smart investment, for sure. The flowers are beautiful, and even better to have help gathering and arranging. Looks like you owe a few big hugs with your helpers. :-) I wish you many happy times around your table! Blessings~
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Anonymous said...

Your wildflowers are gorgeous and I love the way you have used the bandanas. Great indoor picnic...with style!


Oh my what an awesome table and the way you spreader the bandanas on top of the white cloth, really amazing! Love the flowers.
The food on the buffet looks yum too.
Enjoy your weekend.

Have a Daily said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I love the combination of red and yellow! I even did a centerpiece on my table in the color combo today. The bandanas are a great idea, and your menu sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

I am having indoor tables too! We also have had a lot of rain! The yard is a jungle. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!