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Jun232012

Going Away Party For Trisha

My friend, Trisha, is moving out of state for a new and exciting job so last night I had a little dinner party for her and some friends over at my house.

To set the table I started off by laying out a kraft colored linen tablecloth and then laid out a pink table runner and pink napkins at each place setting. I also laid out two glasses at each place setting. The short, wide glass was for sangria decorated with a sugared rim and a lime slice with a short pink polka dot straw and the tall, skinny glass was for water with a tall pink bendy straw. 

For flowers my grocery store had bunches of alstroemeria on sale for $3 each so I bought four bunches in two shades of pink and placed them on the table in little white flower pots.


For drinks I made two different flavored waters, strawberry-mint and watermelon-sage, and set them out in glass carafes. For those who wanted alcohol, I sliced up some oranges and put them with some sangria in a pitcher. I placed my drinks in a pink metal tray at the center of the table.

For food I had to be careful of my menu to make it gluten-free. I used a quinoa-corn pasta to make a pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, kalamata olives and parsley. I also made a spinach salad with goat cheese, raspberries and sugared pecans and tilapia wrapped in sage and prosciutto. 

We had a fun time and it was so nice to have everyone over and celebrate our friendship with Trisha. Good luck with your move, Trisha! We love you!

Reader Comments (3)

What a beautiful table setting and what a yummy menu ........... lucky Trisha, lucky friends. Thanks for the ideas, book club meeting is my turn and now I have some ideas :-)

June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

Omg I need to write all that down.
What an awesome party!
Keep the ideas coming---thanks!

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathy f

Mary-Lou- Thank you! I'm so glad that it gave you some ideas for your book club meeting.

Kathy- Thank you so much! I'm glad that you liked it.

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

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