I have mentioned several times that I wanted to host a dinner party under our pergola. What better way to welcome in the month of June, I spontaneously thought, on June 1st. A few texts later and my guests were on board and the menu was planned. I joked with them (Jo-Ann and Shawn, Rose and Steve, and Sean) that I couldn’t decide if should be grateful that none of my friends had plans on a Saturday night or if I needed to start hanging out with people who weren’t losers. Emphasis on joking, of course.
We started with appetizers (thanks to Rose) on the deck and I kept glancing over and thinking how inviting this looked just below us on the lawn.
I set the table with my fiesta ware dishes and a simple bouquet of flowers I picked from my garden that afternoon. We had rosé, of course, because what’s better on a mild summer night than a chilled glass of rosé?
The food was delicious and made even more so because everyone contributed. I marinated the chicken, Jo-Ann made the salad, and Sean made the flat bread. He also grilled the chicken for me which I truly appreciated. And while we ate we sat and chatted and joked and laughed. I truly believe there is something magical about gathering around a table and sharing food and conversation with friends.
After dinner we had a fire – along with s’mores and cupcakes – and a lot more laughs.
It was a perfect way to kick of June!