Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wild Game Dinner, 2013

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog.  I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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This past weekend, we hosted our Third Annual Wild Game Dinner with six other couples.  Once again, the event took place in the home of our friends...a dream location for a large party.  We served an abundant dinner of wild game to about 120 guests.  I'm sharing photos of the home and the tables for our party.  When I downloaded my pictures, I was appalled when I realized that I got so involved in serving the dinner that I failed to get any shots of the food, except for the salad.  Unbelievable!  Comments will be few...for me.  Come on in and join us for the party...

Several tables of eight were located in the living room...




Some guests chose to partake of their dinner in the formal living room...


Simple floral arrangements were spread throughout the home...

The dining room was set for forty...

A nice grade of burlap was used for the tablecloths.  They were lovely...

 

The breakfast room table held a few hors d'oeuvres and rolled napkins with knives and forks..

The Ducks Unlimited logo...carved from a watermelon...


It was a perfect evening to dine al fresco on the veranda...my favorite spot each year...







The games room provided more seating...


...a delightful powder room...


...and a well stocked bar...

Guests served themselves from the expansive breakfast bar...

I provided my Castleton Laurel and Castleton Regal...also the Wedgwood Countryware (no pics...duh!) for our dinner.


The only food item I captured...we named it "Safari Salad." 

Totally random, but I thought that you might enjoy a few details of the grandchildrens' room...

Great whimsical colors...

Delightful fabrics...

...and an innovative treatment for the bureau.  The design is made from upholstery tacks.  Okay, get out your hammers and go to town!


It was a great evening.  I just finished putting away all of the serving items that I carried to the party and back.  I still have dozens of napkins to iron...well worth the time and effort.  Next year, I promise that I'll get photos of the amazing food!

Wednesday is the 60th edition of Cuisine Kathleen's meme, "Let's Dish".  I'm excited to be a charter member.  Pop over (pun intended for the Chef Supreme Kathleen) and join the fun!

Lots of great ideas to be gathered when you visit Yvonne at Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips, & Tidbits.  Don't waste another moment...hurry on over!  

                                                                
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme,  "Tablescape Thursday."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 10:00 AM on Thursdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

May...lots of entertaining on the horizon.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her fabulous meme  Seasonal Sundays.  Hope to see you there! 

  
You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "The Tag Hollow Sessions""  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!           


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