Our summer kick off party...yeah! schools out. This year our theme 'A Garden Party'. Each charming guest brought a 6 pack of their favorite flower and after a picnic lunch each of them planted their flowers in the 'children's garden' that had been previously prepared just for this special day. Over the years I have been collecting ceramic tiles from Mexico and San Diego waiting to find the perfect place to use them. After considerable thought on how to make this flower garden their own I decided to glue the tiles to garden stakes. They each choose their favorite tile, had their name written on the stake and placed it in the garden next to their flowers. I think they will have fun watching their garden grow and fill out during the summer months. They took it very seriously and had a great time digging in the dirt,
The garden is filled with begonias, petunias, succulents and a beautiful variety of flowers. Our in-house gardener and landscape architect, Lacey, was on hand to place them in just the right spot.
Our menu consisted of kid favorites, pizza squares, fruit (mandarin oranges, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, olives and animal crackers packaged in wax paper. Brown paper sacks were embellished with cute cupcake liners. They eagerly chose their lunch sack and sat on blankets and visited with their cousins.