maandag 1 juni 2009

Garden Party 2

My son and I with Anne-Fleur in her lace baptism dress. The same dress that her daddy wore 35 years agoo.

As said, I actually had 2 garden party's this weekend. On saterday we had the baptism of our beautiful granddaughter, Anne-Fleur and we had a family garden party to celebrate.
I made a big cold buffet for all the 30 guests. It was magic. The sun was there and there was lots of joy and laughter.
The garden was decorated with all pink pelargoniums and white Hydrangea's en blue Petunia's and Pink heartshape ballons.
On the table I had flowery table cloths and bouquets of pink, orange, red and dark pink roses.
But just let me show you some pictures.

My first attempt at an iced cake I made for this party. Vanilla cake with a chocolate ganache filling topped with pink icing and chocolate hearts and the letter A.Flowery and summery tablecloths with the rose bouquets and pink ballons.The terrace set with tables for 8.

After these pictures people started coming in and since I did all the catering myself I had no time to take pictures of the family. So I give you this picture of the new mom and her little girl.

Today, June 1st, we had another party for 80 people also celebrating the baptism and birth of Anne-Fleur. The fact it was also our 36 th wedding anniversery was of no importence today.Friends and workmates where invated to a party with drinks and lots of fine fingerfood to celebrate the birth of Anne-Fleur.
I made 18 different kind of fingerfood, going from cold pea soup to salmon marinated in olive oil and lemon juice, accompanied by green apple, dryed apricots filled with feta cheese and wrapped in bacon to stawberry's in limoncella and little mini muffins.
All in all about 700 little "amuse geule's".
For this second party with put a lot of small tables all over the garden and decorated them with Kaffe Fassett tableclots.
Here are some pictures.
The garden set for the second party with the flag banner I made for Anne-Fleur.

Lots of glasses for lots of drinks.

The simple snackfood that was on the table for the children. From all the other food I have no pictures because I was to busy making them.

Lots of happy chatting people. After a while all the small tables where put together to make 2 big tables.

The very last and not the most beautiful plate of snacks. Cherry muffins with chocolate cream and a fresh raspberry topping. This was supposed to be the topping for the chocolate muffins and these ones where supposed to get a vanilla cream topping with a fresh cherry on top. But after a beautiful sunny weekend, at six pm, half an hour before the end of the party it started to rain a little. So the muffins where rushed out by my son without the right topping.Only the last ones had this topping. I had baked 70 little muffins and they where eaten in 5 minutes.
Luckely the rain did'nt come true so people stayed a while longer.
It was truly a magnificent weekend but now dear friends, I am dog tired and I am going to put the cats to bed and myself too. Enjoy the garden party. Forgive me but I will not be visiting you tonight (it is half past 11 pm here in Belgium) but will visit you all tomorrow.

28 opmerkingen:

Something White zei

Je tuin is dan ook echt dé ideale plek om dit soort familiefeesten te houden! Prachtig!
Van harte proficiat bij het Doopsel van jullie kleindochter en ook een dikke proficiat voor jullie huwelijksverjaardag! Die tafelkleden zien er trouwens zo mooi zomers, vrolijk, vriendelijk uit! :D
Moge jullie feestgevoel nog lang duren, lieve wensen en groeten,


Angie zei

Oh perfection! What a beautiful baby and the dress - 35 years old and looks like new. Your garden is wonderful and the pink cake is so very pretty. I want some too! You made a very professional job of it.

Thank you for showing us your parties. You are a very talented lady.

I will come back soon, eager to read more.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio zei

What a wonderful garden party! The baby is just beautiful and your garden is the perfect place to hold this party!

Rhondi zei

Hi Nikki
Your parties look beautiful. The food looks delicious and everything is so festive. That must have been a lot of work for you! The babies are adorable. Happy anniversary.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beverly zei

Your home is just exquisite. And, you certainly throw wonderful parties.

Congratulations of your sweet little girl. I know she is a blessing to you and your family.

Everything is just perfection. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for inviting me to see.

black eyed susans kitchen zei

Your grandaughter is precious! 36 years of marriage should also be celebrated. The party looks so lovely and I have to guess that it was a big success. The food looks delicious and the tables are gorgeous too. Congratulations on both milestones in your life.

Our Back Porch zei

What a lovely party with a very special guest! Miss Anne Fleur is just beautiful!! I know you are so proud. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet compliments on my porch. Come visit any time! Enjoy that sweet baby!

Back Porch Blessings,

KarenHarveyCox zei

What a beautiful garden party. Your baby is so beautiful...what a wonderful celebration.


Marie zei

Anne Fleur is so beautiful in her baptism dress. How wonderful that you were able to use it for her! Your garden is beautiful and the food looks fantastic, especially your cake! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Tammy518 zei

Oh, my! Do you ever know how to throw a garden party. I would have loved to have been there, everything is so pretty and the food looks delicious.

You have a beautiful family. Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Dixie zei

Beautiful setting. You certainly know how to treat the crowd! Everything looks so delicious. No better reason to celebrate than the birth and baptism of a beautiful new grandbaby.

blessings. Dixie

Pondside zei

Congratulations on the birth and baptism of your beautiful granddaughter!
Your garden party looks like a wonderful event - the setting, the food, the decorations. What a lot of work, but what a lovely result!
I'll be back to visit again sometime.

salmagundi zei

The food is as beautiful as the garden. What a glorious day for you and your family. Sally

Cass @ That Old House zei

What wonderful parties -- fabulous food, gorgeous setting, too. I think your "first attempt" at a decorated cake looks lovely!

You are a truly gifted hostess. Plus -- little Anne-Fleur is beautiful; what a blessing to have her in your family!

Thank you for sharing these two wonderful porch parties!

Rue zei

Hi Poppedijne :)

What lovely parties! I was drooling over the descriptions of the food you made and those little muffins sounded wonderful!! Thank you for inviting all of us :)


Mimi Sue zei

Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. It looks like you've been very busy with your wonderful party. Your granddaughter is just beautiful. Isn't it fun to be a grandma? I love it so much. Your gardens are gorgeous. The food looks delicious. I'll be back for a visit soon. Mimi

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy zei

Ohh Congratulations!!! I have three grandbabies and they are the best gifts I have ever received.
Everything looks adorable over here. The flag banner turned out beautiful.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville zei

WHat a delightful garden party! Here I was sad you didnt have a porch! Your party looks beautiful! And inviting! Wish I could've come! LOVELY!Thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville!

Tales from Bloggeritaville

the pleasures of homemaking zei

Your garden is just amazing! The decorations for the garden party are just beautiful - love the white tents. Anne-Fleur is such a beautiful name for a beautiful baby!


Karen at Nittany Inspirations zei

Your garden is so lovely. You certainly worked hard preparing all the wonderful food. Everything turned out great. That little baby is the sweetest. Blessings. Thanks for stopping by my porch.

Linda/"Mom" zei

* Y*O*U are a DEAR.... there's NO DOUBT in my mind!!! What a thoughtful, loving, talented person , and you have such a way of "making pretty", as my fav niece would say!

THANK YOU for SHARING this DELIGHTFUL, SPECIAL occassion with us!

Linda in AZ *

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home zei

How beautiful!!! Your yard is amazing! I would love to have a huge yard like that! The food looks really good to! And the baby dress is GORGEOUS!

Joyce zei

A beautiful Baby and cake and family and friends does not get better then that!

The Quintessential Magpie zei

What a lovely party! Everything is so bright and cheerful! Love that cake! Love the decorations, the tables, and the setting! Just beautiful! And what a CUTE baby! Thank you for sharing with us!

Happy Porch Party...


Sheila :-)

Kalianne@theBowerbird'sNest zei

Little Anne-Fleur is a beautiful baby, you must be so proud! Your garden party is a 'feast for the eyes' the finger foods sound wonderful! I can tell you love cooking and hosting parties (me too)! Thanks for sharing your special family day (and Happy Anniversary!)


Jojo zei

What a fantastic party! I loved the cake and all the foods - it sounded wonderful. That was a big undertaking for such a blessed occasion and it looks as if everyone had a splendid time.

Thank you for stopping by my place and for leaving such lovely comments!

Laura zei

Everything looks wonderful. Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed yours as well,


Candy zei

What a special event full of past and present memories.
And your garden party looks like it was a smash!
Love the roomy setting.
And those 'flower' serving dishes are so cute.
I love that blogland can take you all over the world and meet such nice folks.

Blessings on the new parents and your sweet granddaughter.
Hope you and hubby had a quiet moment to celebrate your anniversary.

Cheers, Candy