5.12.2009

a mother's day soiree..

Stop. right. here.


if you came here looking for kraft mac n cheese at this dinner party, then turn right around. Luckily i ran out and had to actually put together a little something for my guests.......






This year for Mothers Day I hosted a soiree......a backyard soiree.....


i know some of you are thinking......what kind of mom wants to cook and entertain on the one day a year that she could actually take off.


I know.


crazy.


But those of you that know me, know i love a good party.


kids invited.







my hubby's mom was able to fly in to celebrate with us. We also had 4 other families join us.....












we even pulled our dining room table out to the back.............










...and some of the girlfriends showed up in some darn cute shoes......






i brought out the cute anthro tablecloth from last year.......

















..and Mothers day is not Mothers day without some of my homemade fresh white sangria. ......




it goes down pretty easy, but made for a hard morning getting up yesterday.....no lie! I was literally on the couch most of the day.















































we dined on fresh crab cakes with mango salsa...{and no, not even the children had kraft mac n cheese!!}




edamame bean salad,




shrimp flown in from Florida....{a big thanks for my MIL},




roasted onions and balsamic over goat cheese,




fresh roasted veggies,




sweet corn casserole,




and for dessert.....




homemade key lime pie and




brownies for the kidlets.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Mothers Day.
xo


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{ *Ashleyr, email me girl so you can take your mom to dinner...}
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:Sangria recipe:
1 750 ml botle of white wine
1.5 c. Essensia (orange muscat, a sweet dessert wine)
1.5 c. sliced strawberries
1 c. peach liqueur
3 peaches sliced into 12 slices
1 large orange, cut crosswise into 6 slices
1 large lemon, cut crosswise into 6 slices
1-4 c ice cubes.
mix all together, smashing citrus slices slightly.
let stand at room temp for 2 hours, then chill up to 4 hours.
serve over ice.

















47 comments:

Just be happy! said...

nice menu, it made me hungry just reading it!
love the tablecloth!!
:o)
Have a wonderful week!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

yum!!!! and please please post that white sangria recipe. I go out to eat JUST so that I can order that! :)

southerninspiration said...

mmmmm, what a menu, sangria and all!! After all the work you did between last week and Sunday, you deserve a few days on the couch!! take it easy.

suzanne

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a lovely garden soiree, and on Mother's Day no less! That pitcher of sangria looks fabulous, Kasey!

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

You want to come to my party? Damn... cuz next time I wanna go to your soiree! Somehow I think it's wrong to be drooling over that menu when it's only 8:30 am LOL

Beautiful table settings! You are amazing :)

Oh and GREAT interview with Tara!

xoxo,
rue

Jeanneoli said...

Sounds like you had a sweet day. Sangria always goes down too easily!

mrs boo radley said...

Is this all part of motherhood? Because if it is, then I should hurry up and get on board.

Sounds yum!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

oh i LOVE how you posted the sangria recipe. I have a good red recipe (actually, I just dump anything/everything in there I have....mmmm) - but yours sounds DELISH.

I will be making it for the next soiree...or for tomorrow.

Whichever comes first!

xo

Brandie said...

It's sounds like you had a great time. Everything looks so lovely. I am so glad that you posted that recipe because I was about to email you for it;)

Federica said...

What a beautiful party and table settings!
Love & Hugs
Federica

Backyard Candle Co. said...

Kasey, you did it again! What a fun day you made possible for everyone! Please tell me, where do you get all of your energy?????

JerriR said...

Kasey, I too, hosted a Mother's Day par-tay but mine was not nearly as beautiful or fabulous as yours, but still lots of good food and family togetherness!! Thanks for the little add to this post..you know it totally made Ash's day...I got the excited cell call!!! I told her we have to get our own blog going so we can give you more than just our verbal press coverage. THANKS SO MUCH!!

littlebyrd said...

I love sangria! This looks like a perfect mothers day celebration. Your outdoor decor was so so so lovely!!

C Maisy said...

everything was PERFECT and yummy!!!
You are the hostess with the mostest~
xoxo

Elise said...

Looks beautiful...and fun!! No kraft mac n cheese?? What is a party without it?!?!
Elise

Jill said...

Now that's my kind of Mother's day!

Jackie said...

So much fun!! Love your backyard! Can't wait to try that white sangria recipe!! A little fiesta might be in order this weekend!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

The menu does sound yummy! Its nice that the kids will eat those dishes -- you have them trained well! :)

Its funny, the thing I think I noticed most of all from your photos was the clothing people were wearing! Being here in Florida, it never occured to me that the rest of the country was also already up into the 90's like we are. Enjoy that cool weather!

Ruth

Allegra said...

I just wanted that entire menu for breakfast.
I can't even eat this granola and non fat yogurt now.
Ew..take it away!
I'm climbing through the screen and back into time to dine with you :)

Kacey said...

Yum - and gorgeous! You put our little Mother's Day breakfast of waffles w/ fruit and bacon and eggs to shame!

Liz said...

You really know how to throw a party! Love these pictures!

Lissa said...

You throw one amazing party Kasey!

Tara said...

My invite must have gotten lost in the mail, yeah that's it! What an amazing party...the food sounds delicious and the decor scrumptuous! And I agree with Tricia, where do you get your energy, I need a nap just thinking about this! Lovely, and yes I am RSVPing right now for next year! :) thanks! XO

Miss Charity said...

mmmmm...made me hungary just reading! I'll have to try that Sangria recipe, can't wait :) Hope you had fun!

LuLu said...

We love sangria! I'll have to try your recipe. It all looked amazing! what a special day you had!
LuLu

Janelle said...

This looks so great. It almost looks like right of a magzine with the tables, people, and backyard. Glad you had a nice Mom's Day!

Brenna LaPray said...

Yes, you do know how to host a great party! Your backyard looks beautiful. I wish I could have been there. I could have watched you all enjoy your Sangria LOL!!!

paige said...

what fun!
were you playing your kasey's-fave's-cd in the background?

darnit...and i, too, have a cute new pair of shoes...i'da fit right in:)
xo

koralee said...

Oh how lovely it all looked!! You can come decorate for my next get together anytime!!! Love those shoes!

Leah C said...

Celebrating Mother's Day in style! Looks & sounds wonderful:)

Jen Kershner said...

It sounds like a perfectly yummy day! What fun and loveliness.

traci said...

what a special day. and the weather was beautiful for you. the menu looked yummy and i may have to try that sangria.

Alyssa said...

you always make events look so romantic and comfy - you should do this professionally!! so so so sorry I didn't make it to your open house :( in-laws arrived a day early and I was swamped with cleaning....bummer. I hope it went well!!

Carolyne said...

Gorgeous chairs! I am so envious!

La Table De Nana said...

I am so impressed! And you were so lucky to have such great weather! It was freezing here w/ rain..But I had the kidlets:)Happy Belated Mother's day.. to a great mom:)

tracey said...

WOW looks amazing, but I'm not surprised. How do you do it? And, in my experience, sangria is yummmmmy, but always makes for the worst hang over (it was worth it though, right?)!
T

Joyce said...

What a day you had- I totally understand how making others feel special it does wonders to our souls. You won me with the sangria and key lime pie. Enjoy! xoxo

J.J. said...

That looks like a great time! The sangria looks soooo yummy!

Vana said...

it all looks so yummy!

Confession said...

It's so adorable. The pictures make me hungry!! :D

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Sangria = worst. hangover. ever. : )

What a lovely, thoughtful celebration.

apriliniowa said...

Oh, that looks like a fabulous party! Hope it went well and the Sangria looks soooo good. :)

Sarah said...

Looks like a fabulous party! You sure have great taste in design, I love your shabby chic style in everything you do! The bows on the chairs, the tablecloth...we must hunt down those adorable shoes too!
Thanks for sharing!

paula said...

what a fabulous idea! This looks so lovely.

Laura said...

SHUT THE HECK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh man
Do you HAVE ANY IDEA how MY DREAM is to have a BEAUTIFUL ENOUGH yard
FABULOUS ENOUGH linens
and TIME and MONEY
to do what you JUST DID
on MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I say it every year..I wish I could throw a garden party on mothers day
NExt year, maybe...and if not, would you PLEASE INVITE ME????????????
How did I miss this post...
busy week....
not enough blogging....
THIS post is amazing
adopt me please

Carolyn said...

Soooooo, what your saying is that you didn't have much down time mothers day weekend?!? Perfect amount of natural beauty and detailed touch. Also I love those shoes!!!!

As much as i love a great party...i stayed in my bed and watched "guilty pleasure" movies. it was perfect ;)

Thanks for stopping by my site...you should link that bike you eyed...i'm sure you'd have a better chance at winning since your link would probably generate a lot of hits. so worth it!

have an amazing night!

Marianna said...

where oh were did you friend get those cute orange mary jane flats?? I must have a pair! :)