Monday, May 21, 2012

{brown bag lunch party}

i love hosting parties. i love picking a theme and trying to build on it in a way that matches the person [people] i'm throwing the party for.
oh, but two other things: i wouldn't call myself a great cook, and i'm CHEAP. so. 

we had barclay's mum and his sister {a mother-to-be} over last sunday for mother's day, and--true to form--i had a wonderful time hosting without cooking--or spending--anything crazy. not because i don't care, just because i'm like that. i just am. but i've noticed that if you put enough thought into things, people don't mind that you didn't spend all your money on them, or that you're not good at whipping up a three-course gourmet feast. did you know that?

i made the decorations out of brown paper bags, and we had a picnic lunch-type meal with a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies, mango-coconut chicken salad wraps, bbq chicken buns, and basil blts. and then we went outside for the frisbee/walk in the sun part of the picnic. maybe not pinterest-worthy, but we had fun and everyone ate, like, 13 sandwiches each. which, i believe, is the point. 

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