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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wild Game Dinner, 5.31.14

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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It's been really busy around here the past few weeks.  On May 31st, we hosted the Fourth Annual Wild Game Dinner.  An abundance of incredible wild game recipes and 150 guests left me far short in the photography arena.  I did manage to capture some shots or some of the centerpieces, created by one of the hostesses.  I think that you'll really enjoy them...




 Deer sheds provided the perfect base for the centerpieces for our wild game dinner.  Notice the moss at the bottom of the florals.  It's a floral water tube covered with moss and glued to the horns.  The flowers are inserted shortly before the party begins.  Add a scattering of shotgun cartridges, and we're ready to roll.

 A new feature for this year's dinner...a band that played favorite oldies for dancing after dinner.  The tables on the porch were moved out after dinner was completed.




Each arrangement was  different.  I adored them.  By the time the dinner items were ready to serve, our guests were standing at the ready, so there was no opportunity to photograph the food. I'll try again next year.  If you'd like to peruse a more extensive coverage of last year's party, click here.

This week I'm joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Very clever centerpieces. Glad you enjoyed the evening. Hope your summer is off to a splendid start.

xinex said...

Wow! This is original and what a fun party it must have been. Cherry Kay, thank you so much for the prayers for Rea. You are right, we have so many people praying for her but more prayers are welcome. She amazes the nurses with her strength and how she copes with the side effects in spite of her very young age, so I know the prayers are working....Christine

Pondside said...

I remember the last post about this dinner - what an enormous undertaking! I'll bet it was a lot of fun!

Alycia Nichols said...

I can only imagine the hustle and bustle that was going on in and around your house!!! That's quite a heft guest list, and you are to be commended for even getting THESE photos! I would have been a bumbling mess, I'm sure!

I really like the centerpieces. The shotgun casings are a really fun and unique part of them. I think it really speaks to the occasion! The flowers make it nice for the ladies and add a little of nature of a different sort to the table!

I am so glad the event was a success!

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Great décor for a wild game supper! I will definitely be stealing this idea.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You always make the best arrangements for your parties and these are so unique and what fun, right! I remember the last one too. I'm sure you all had a fab time too! Happy FD's weekend.
FABBY