Last night we had some family members over for an outdoor dinner party. The tables were setup under the canopy next to the garden. The kids were so excited to help set up for the dinner each taking a turn at arranging the place settings around the table. They helped clean and my girl was more than helpful with food preparation. The evening was filled with conversation, laughter, and good food. The table was decorated with little mason jar candle holders that the kids and I whipped up last minute to make the table look special.
The mason jars had a piece of jute twine tied in a bow around the rim. Little guy filled the jars 1/3 of the way with sand and my girl carefully placed tealights in the sand. They looked beautiful but thanks to the breeze that cooled down the evening and kept the bugs at bay the candles would not stay lit. We will have to give them a try on a night that is a little less breezy.
It felt great to give a tour of the gardens to our guests who have on more than one occasion enjoyed the harvests. At the end of the evening they left with a handful of radishes with leave and flowers intact.
It was a successful evening and I look forward to be able to do it again. Hopefully we get several more opportunities this summer.
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