Just popping in today to share with you all a few photos from a recent "Wine and Cheese" gathering we hosted with friends a while ago.
I think wine and cheese parties are so easy, just make up a big platter or two of delicious cheese, crackers and fruit, add a few bottles of wine and you have a party!!
I love to set a pretty table, and the platters are so colorful and pretty on their own, you really don't need much more than that...
Decorating the table with food items is fun idea, like these pears under the glass dome, and the vase of breadsticks...all things your guests can eat, but look pretty too!
I used a rustic burlap table runner to soften the wood table, and a big basket of fall foilage and white pumpkins for a touch of seasonal beauty.
Using lots of small candles and votives also give buffet tables a nice look.
This party happened to take place on a rare cool fall night...we don't get much "fall" in Florida, you know! So we set up a table outside.
We kept the "food" table inside (we live in Florida, and mosquitos are a constant battle!) But we set up the wine table outside on our back patio, overlooking the canal.
BTW: The reason there is no wine pictured here on the wine table is because my friend was bringing all the wine and I snapped the photos before she got there!! It's kind of hard to plan, prepare, photograph AND attend a party all in one night!!! :)
We have a pretty small back yard, but love our large patio- it's great for entertaining!
I even strung up these cute outdoor party lights for a festive feel!
Not sure if I have ever shared photos of our backyard on the blog before, but I am very weird in that I only use white flowers back there...I love white flowers and have them planted everywhere!
I think it's called a "moonlight" garden when you use all white flowers, because at night the white flowers reflect the light of the moon...
Anyway, looks like Beau is ready for our guests to arrive...I will have to share some party photos and details with you all later!
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