Our good friends and neighbors moved away at the end of April and we had a little Texas style BBQ send off for them.
We set up the area by the house with tables for 18 and it worked out perfectly.
We were blessed with a beautiful evening, not hot at all, and actually a little chilly later in the evening and then we girls ended up around the fireplace.
I just used burlap for the tablecloths, not hemmed or anything, and bandanas for napkins.
The red lantern is 1 of 2 that I bought at IKEA at Christmas. They have been fun to use for Christmas, and now a Lone Star BBQ, and they will be great for our 4th of July festivities too.
I used part of their gift in the decor!
The flowers were just daisies and carnations in mason jars and raffia bows.
Simple, but pretty.
We had brisket and pork and the usual sides. The margarita machine was a big success too.
The neighbors brought most of the sides, and we had the drinks and the meat. I have to say, it was one of the easiest gatherings I've had ~ I was even gone most of the day at a volunteer event.
I had the tables all ready to go and the silver all wrapped up ahead of time and Bob set them up easily.
The biggest job was his ~ weeding all the beds and getting the mulch down.
My bluebonnets hung in there ~ barely.
Here is how you prepare for food outside, with lots of covers.
And I'll leave you with a shot of one of the gardens that was looking so pretty this year as I have none of the party guests, not even the guests of honor!
I am terrible about taking pictures anymore.
We all did have a good time, and I miss our friends terribly!
Next up will be our May!