Salad's, Sandal's and Sista's

It's Girls Night Out time again!!!!!
Dust off those sandals, bring a small salad to share and join me poolside for good conversation with all my favorite sista's. I'll have ice tea and dessert!

This was my invitation for my Summer bash for some of my great friends. We women always need a reason for a party! Fun was had by all last night and here are some things I did for the party. Thought you might want to take a peek so you could get some ideas for your next party.

You guys remember me posting about how I won a gift basket at the "Chari-tea". Well, in that gift basket was a gift certificate for a floral arrangement from "Rembrandt Floral Couture" here in Colleyville. I decided to use it for my party. Thank you Rick Wilson for helping me with this beautiful arrangement. I walked in the florist with exactly what I wanted in mind. I had a vase, pieces of driftwood and some sand that I wanted to use. This is what we came up with. I really wanted the flowers to be the focal point in the center of the table where all the salads were going to be. Putting flowers in a tall vase gives you this grandeur. I'll be ordering my flowers from Rembrandt from now on!! Inside the vase, I put a small note that said

"Happy Summer Sista's"

Rembrandt Floral Couture
5616 Colleyville Blvd.
Colleyville, TX 76034

Ice tea and margarita's were served.

I always label my drinks so guests know what it is. This enables you, the host to enjoy the party without answering questions all night.

I made cake balls for all to enjoy. Simple and easy and they look like you slaved for hours. Just place them in pretty cupcake paper and place on a silver tray. It's all about the presentation!

I rolled the napkins up with the fork and tied them with raffia. Not a new idea but adds a lot to the presentation.

The great thing about my arrangement is that Rick created it it so after my party I could display it somewhere else without having it in such a big vase. It's now on my dining room table. Also, everyone bringing a salad really took the pressure off of me. I was able to enjoy the party without preparing food all night. The combination of all the salads was absolutely yummy! I think sometimes we are hesitant to have a party in our home because we feel like we are responsible to prepare it all. I think my friends would say that they don't mind bringing items. We have to make getting together easy on each other or it's never done!

Happy Summer Sista's!