I held a committee meeting here today to work on an up-coming event, followed by a board meeting. In order to have a simple lunch that we could work all morning and meet while we ate lunch, I decided that a bag lunch seemed like a good idea!
Most everything was purchased at the grocery store, but quickly transformed into something a little more festive. I'm lucky to have Mom visiting, so we just cranked this out this morning before everyone got here.
Pimento cheese spread and thin-sliced Pepperridge Farm white bread made tulip shaped sandwiches.
And ham salad.....
with wheat bread made flower-shaped sandwiches.
Into cellophane corsage bags they went.
I had already topped wooden skewers with some free downloaded printables.
They made pretty fruit kabobs.
Then I slid them into this printed plastic bag from the Dollar Store.
This egg shaped pan from Martha Stewart made a pretty dessert. Martha included a complicated recipe for cake, but I just use a white cake mix. I used a melon baller to scoop out a bit of cake and dusted the top with confectioner's sugar. Then I filled the hole with prepared lemon curd for the "yolk". She suggests a colored glaze on the bottom, but I didn't to that.
Wilton cupcake holders made colorful holders for the cakes, and these were placed in a corsage bag, too.
Deviled eggs cut to make a zig-zag hat are just a slight twist on a picnic favorite. A carrot beak and olive eyes finish them off.
So here's lunch before it is packed in white paper bags with colorful tissue and ribbons.
Since there were no serving pieces necessary, the table setting was very simple.
The event we were prepping for is an Easter dinner with a craft project for the women of our church, so I decided to rush the season a bit and do an Eastery look with bright pink and green.
I grabbed a bright pink quilted place mat, pink linen napkins, a wooden bunny napkin ring and some pink and green flatware. These square plates are pink and white plastic toile from Target that I bought several years ago.
I'm generally not fond of painted glassware, but I love these stems that are painted with Easter baskets. You can see how I used them for Easter dinner here.
The tablecloth is from Target and is part of the "Swell" collection from Cynthia Rowley. My mood is always improved by pink and green!
A small hot pink azalea in a Guy Wolfe pot is the centerpiece. It was a bit small for the table, but I was going with what I had around the house.
Here's the bag on the table.
All we had to do was unpack and enjoy dining together. This is a remarkable group of women and they are sharing so much with me. I was happy to share lunch with them!
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