Every year I host a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch for all my girlfriends. It’s usually in late April or May depending on when the flowers are blooming at their peak. Last year (2015) I hosted this event in mid April, earlier than I wanted to. Usually I like to host it closer to Mother’s Day, but last year all the flowers started blooming almost a month early. That’s because we had a very mild winter. We hardly got any rain and the temperatures were in the mild 60s. By April my entire garden was in full bloom; roses, iris, geraniums, pansies, lilies, begonias, azaleas, everything was blooming. I had to host the lunch before all the flowers finished their show.
As is with any large party, you pick a date and hope that everyone you invite can come, but invariably some folks can’t make it because of scheduling conflicts; but I still had a great turnout. I think a party like this gives everyone a chance to mingle, hang out and relax together, have a wonderful lunch, and stroll in the garden. A perfect way to celebrate spring! Here are some pictures from the Spring Garden Ladies Lunch 2015.
Prepping for the party
Ladies ready to have a good time:
Lunch is served:
Lunch in the courtyard and in our kitchen.
Dessert buffet ready for some sweetness.
Strolling in the garden
Ending the afternoon with tea!
Spring Garden Ladies!