Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Outdoor Dinner Party

Dinner parties- there is something special about dinner parties. A character on Desperate Housewives delivered a moving monologue about the wonders of dinner parties in season one, but luckily, I am unable to quote it :)  Gathering friends and family to share a meal together has been a form of celebration for ages- and when you move the party outdoors, it makes the whole thing even more special.

I wanted to post about how happy outdoor dinner parties make me, and so I hopped onto Google images (like usual) and did a quick search.  So many beautiful pictures sprang up before me and I didn't know where to start.  Martha Stewart, Real SImple, Country Living, Apartment Therapy...all had similar features showing all kinds of outdoor dinner parties- from the most extravagant fit for a wedding to a simple meal of chinese take-out.  I waded through them and picked out my favorites, hoping to narrow those down further to a choice 3 or 4, but it was too hard for me to choose.  So...I have posted them all.

I am curious though, as to what photo(s) is the most popular. I thought it would be fun to hear which ones you fancy most, so I have numbered them all (from 1 to 21), and we can take a vote.  (Perfect timing since we're all still "pumped" from the mid-term elections).  If you have an opinion as to which one is best, just leave it under comments- the yellow link under the last picture.  You can write just the number, or leave a reason why. You do not need to be a "follower" of the blog to leave a comment, I don't think you need to sign in or anything- it can be anonymous.  If there is a winner- I will make it its own blog post.  (I hope someone plays along with me!!)

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7 comments:

  1. I like 16 the best. Cute post- very nice after yesterday's vote!

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  2. all lovely- 4 is best though.

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  3. I am drawn to number 11 because of the beautiful view and setting but it seems a little distant. So I am going with number 5. The little tree alcove seems very cozy and I love the way it is lit - so whimsical.

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  4. Yay! Three votes! Thank you all for participating. I love 1, 12, 16, & 21...I can't vote for just one :) I'll keep checking back to see if anyone else gives their two cents!

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  5. I love 16! Will you help me make my backyard look like one of these??

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  6. Becca- your back yard could totally look like that!!

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  7. Brilliant inspirations for outdoor dinner bash! I would like to use one of these for my sister’s bridal shower that I am planning to host at domestic garden party venues in Chicago. I have already gathered some cute DIY party ideas for this bash and now can’t wait for it.

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