Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Garden Party..Baltimore Part 2

Saturday morning, after sleeping very soundly in the most comfortable bed, I joined Hoby and Christina in the kitchen..and guess what was out??? Berger cookies and chicken salad!! I had to laugh. Christina and I tackled some cheddar biscuits and we asked Dede what we could do to help get ready for the party.

She had us help fill the glass containers with sand, glass pebbles and candles.

She had attached spoons to glasses with ribbon for cute

There wasn't much else to do..she had really prepared well for this event. We took a driving tour of Baltimore and when we got back..things had really progressed.

The flowers arrived...

The bar was all set up..

The dining room table ready..

We set up the tables outside. How cute are the tablecloths??

The weather was perfect after threatening dark skies all afternoon..the caterers took over the kitchen and we all got ready for the party. When the first guests arrived, Hoby turned into "Bartie", his name in funny.

Chrsitina, Hoby and Me

The J Crew waiters ready to go..

A closeup of the tables

Outside, the adorable potting shed

The inside view..
The Courting Bench..Hoby promised me a hundred times that it was super sturdy and the last party there were 10 people bouncing on it. I wasn't so sure and stayed away..some other people weren't so lucky. You can read about what happened on Christina's blog here.

Dede, the Hostess with the Mostess and her adorable granddaughter Piper

Best dressed girls

I loved this red flower dress

Billy and Bartie

Bartie and Christina

The pool

The dining room table when the main course was served..the food was so delicious and people were crowding the table forever...

And then..the passed chocolate mousse in Dede's cute set ups.

The party was so much fun..lots of Southsides and garden party-type cocktails. I had a costume change later in the evening...Hoby was celebrating his invitation to sail to Newport on a huge yacht..he arrives on Friday. So jealous!!!

What a fun weekend..I had the best time. Besides eating too much, it was perfect. Thanks to Dede for inviting me to her amazing party and to Hoby and Christina for including me in their Memorial Day extravaganza..very fun travel partners! xo


Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Looks like an AMAZING visit...nothing beats good friends and good food! xx

JulesTX said...

LOVE that potting shed !

Hoby said...

for the record, it's Bartie