If you love to entertain family and friends in your home, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find simple ideas to make a memorable experience, from beautiful table settings to great do-ahead recipes! You can even go that extra mile and make your own home-made napkin rings to add that special and unique touch! So go ahead and start planning your own special occasion! You can’t miss!

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Mint

Serves 4 – 6

1 heart of romaine, coarsely chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 medium seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2” pieces
1 small red onion, cut into 1/4” pieces
1 cup corn kernels
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup halved green grapes
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

1.         Mix all ingredients in bowl.  Add dressing and mix well.

Dressing – this will make more than you need:
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper

    1. Place all ingredients in a glass jar and shake.

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Bridal Shower Luncheon

I hosted a bridal shower recently!

I made banners to hang over the tables. . .
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I filled a jewelry box with oasis and set roses for the dessert table centerpiece. . .???????????????????????????????

I decorated an aluminum tub to hold the drinks . . .Drinks

Using lots of tulle, I decorated the area where the bride-to-be opened gifts. . .???????????????????????????????

Paper was cut with scalloped scissors. . .

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Table centerpieces. . .
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I served a hearty salad along with a variety of breads, and desserts!  (See Chicken Salad with Grapes and Mint under Salad section)
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