My nephew recently got engaged, and last weekend, my sister threw him and his fiance an engagement party at her house. As I’ve shared here before, I love to host parties … and I especially love take advantage of the gorgeous Southern California weather by hosting outdoor parties. So, I was in absolute heaven at this party, which was an afternoon BBQ, hosted outside in my sister’s gorgeous yard. The whole thing was so lovely, and I got so many great party and entertaining ideas, that I thought I’d share with you all too!
As you may remember from a previous blog, my sister Debbie runs a cooking school out of her home. An avid cook and a skilled gardener, Debbie specializes in farm-to-table meals, and grows much of what she uses in class right in her own yard. Her beautiful raised vegetable beds, located on the grounds of her historic home and surrounding by her AMAZING rose garden, made for a perfect garden party.
From there she added a down home, BBQ theme, complete with checkered tablecloths, chalkboard signage and mason jar cocktails! Combine all of that with beautiful weather, family and friends, and what a sweet celebration it was!!