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February 10th, 2016

January was a busy month, lots of birthdays and lots of parties hosted here on the hill. After the BIG 40 for Mr Chiots, we had a birthday brunch for a friend. It’s always nice to make lovely food, pull out grandma’s silverplate, make banners, and enjoy a wonderful meal with friends to celebrate life.
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I love planning parties and making little lovelies to make it unique. Ginnie loves chickens, sheep, and all things agrarian, so chickens were the theme. The birthday banner I made for Mr Chiots’ party was reused, I just printed out a new name. I’ve had requests for it to be saved for future parties, in fact, I’ve already printed out a few more names for future celebrations.
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Brunch is such a fun meal to plan, you can go savory or sweet, or both if you prefer. I made strawberry cheesecake French toast casserole and these lovely little chocolate petit fours. A friend made two types of scones and fruit salad.
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There’s really no better way to celebrate someone than to sit around the table and enjoy good food and great conversation.

Have you thrown or attended any parties recently?

3 Comments to “Party!”
  1. Nebraska Dave on February 10, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Susy, I do get invited to a lot of birthday parties but only a few are like what you have described. Most are at a restaurant designed for kid’s celebration. There’s not a month that goes by without some kind of birthday celebration.

    Have a great banner making day.

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on February 10, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    What fun! My husband and I were talking about y’alls dinner with friends thing where you make a main dish and the first 8 to reply come…we love that and are thinking about how we can do something similar. I enjoy table dressing and the fun decor details that make a party festive, and I especially love food! So- thanks for the idea, we will let y’all know if it works out for us :)

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  3. jennie on February 11, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    We did a huge Friendsgiving before Thanksgiving (I was feeling a little sad we weren’t with family so we invited all the neighbors)….that wiped me out a bit. We used to invite six random friends over for brunch once a month or so- brunch is a fun meal for a party.

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