Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Valentine Luncheon 2010, part III: Lunch is served.

***Apologies for my long pause between posts. In addition to my luncheon, I have had two large volunteer jobs converge in the last week and I made a quick trip to Houston for my brother's 40th birthday party (more on that soon). I hope to be back to regular blogging now!***

Before sitting down to lunch, I gathered everyone in the den and said a prayer thanking God for the blessing of friends and the opportunity to fellowship together and then I raised a toast to my wonderful friends

Posing with friends before lunch

Dots was thrilled that the luncheon was postponed to Saturday as she had been petitioning (unsuccessfully) to be allowed to stay home from school to observe the festivities

Meanwhile back in the kitchen Scot and Seth plated the food

Lunch: Mexican Seafood Cocktail, Mixed Greens with Maple-Balsamic Dressing and heart-shaped Herb Roll (this china is Brittany by Royal Crown Derby)

Guests in the den

Friends in the breakfast room

Me with my longtime friends Lynne and Elizabeth (Elizabeth and I roomed together after we graduated from SMU)

Living room guests

Dessert: Jacques and Julia's Chocolate Roulade with fresh raspberries - yum!

Hockey Boy and his friend tried to sneak out unnoticed but were caught by the paparazzi (my friend Donna)

Presenting friends Marty and Camille with their party favors (mercury glass votives)

Saying goodbye as friends begin to leave

Hostess gifts from my wonderful friends

Coming up next: Recipes


Darlene said...

What a fabulous Valentine luncheon!! You always make things so special.♥

CRICKET said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Did you make the Roulade? I made one for the first time this Christmas and may make it again for my husbands birthday this month.

JMW said...

It all looks so lovely! That dessert is to die for!

Anonymous said...

I love your Burberry top! Perfection. What a wonderful tradition to have.

Henley on the Horn said...

I want to be invited next year! WOW!

The Hayden Family said...

I should know better than to check my fave blog in the middle of the afternoon! My mouth is watering! What an amazing luncheon!!!! You need to write a book!

Maggie said...

LOVE the pics! Thanks for sharing your fun time!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh it all looks fabulous. I see the cake turned out beautifully:)

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

What a beautiful luncheon! Such a special tradition! I can't wait to see the recipes. Your tables were just beautiful! Glad Dots got to enjoy as well!

Jo said...

What a beautiful group of friends you have. The joyful look on your face in each photo says it all. I can't wait for the recipes ~ it all looks wonderful!


Sherrie said...

Everything looks amazing and I completely love your blouse!

bevy said...

OK... I'm booking my flight to DFW for February, 2011!!!

Or... I think you need to host a blog luncheon. Oooo la la!

Maureen said...

Looks wonderful! You are a very thougtful friend and I'm sure your friends appreciate your wonderful luncheon.

The Mrs. said...

Hostess gifts!!! Jackpot! LOL.