Monday, May 19, 2008

A Birthday Cookout

Kitchen
Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a fun cookout for Phillip's birthday yesterday. We were so busy visiting with everyone that we didn't take pictures once company arrived, but here are some pictures of getting things ready.

Kitchen
Making chocolate cookies. We had homemade ice cream sandwiches instead of cake.

Table
I set out most of the serving dishes ahead of time.

Table
I also got out our corn on the cob holders.

Swizzle sticks
And the swizzle sticks for stirring iced tea.

Drinks
We had soda, cranberry/raspberry tea, iced tea and lemonade.

Food
Phillip grilled chicken and sausages and we also had potato salad, tomato and mozzarella salad, corn on the cob, stuffed mushrooms and devilled eggs.

Thank you for taking a look and have a great start to your week!

36 comments:

Julian said...

wow, looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!
Christina Gomez

Leah in Iowa said...

Everything looks just delicious! Great photos, too!

Jaderocks said...

This looks so good. I hope Phillip had a great birthday. It is the extra touches that you put on everything that it so nice.
Have a lovely day.
Roxy

Rue said...

Hi Kelli :)

I'm officially starving now!!

rue

dot said...

Oh boy! That's my kind of food!

Susan P. said...

I love all of your special touches that you put on everything, Kelli. For Memorial Day I'm going to use your swizzle sticks idea:o)

Judy said...

What a beautiful birthday cookout you gave Phillip.

Nancy M. said...

What a happy sweet time you all had. I enjoyed seeing all the photos. * I used your luncheon basket idea the other day. It was so nice. thanks.

Mrs. H. said...

Yummmy! Thank you for sharing your lovely menu. I am so ready for cookout season! :-)

Susan said...

That corn looks so delicious! You throw a great party!
Hugs, Susan

TJ said...

Looks great! Glad you had a great time!

Jen said...

Your tea sounds awesome and all your food sounds great. I enjoy cook outs.

Cris said...

Happy Birthday Phillip! And congratulations Kelli for
such a nice event, it looks like you had lots of fun! Have a great week!

Sharon said...

It sounds like you made some wonderful memories (and food too!!) The menu sounds yummy and I love your pretty pitchers for the drinks. Thanks for sharing your party w/ us!

The Liberty Belle said...

It looks like the birthday cookout had all the ingredients for being a big success....family, fun, and food!

Jenny said...

sounds like a great weekend!

stephanie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog last week. :) Your cookout looked like it was a lot of fun (and delicious!)

Mike Golch said...

Hi Kelli,you have officially got my mouth watering.

Jenn4him said...

You inspired me awhile back to get back into entertaining. We had a family from church over last evening. It was a lot of fun and we will try it again. Thanks! By the way, your celebration looks grand too!
Jenn

Scott and Kerri said...

Kelli,
It sounds like you had some delicious food and great company. Everything looks so good. I love summertime food. Thanks for sharing this special day with us.
Kerri

Primgal55 said...

Happy Birthday Phillip - looks like a yummy feast! hugs, Linda

Michelle said...

I'm hungry!

MyJourneyBack said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. I love all the photo's thanks for sharing. I love the way you set out the dishes and your ice tea too. It all looked yummy! Hope you have a great week. Can't wait to see what your up to.
Hugs,
Sherry

Marci said...

Everything looks so summery and good. Michael's birthday was yesterday as well. Happy Birthday Phillip!!

Kelly said...

I need to remember to put my serving dishes out before hand, awesome idea!!!

love,
Kelly

Karla said...

Swizzle sticks for iced tea! I never thought of that! What a fun idea! I think I'll have to get some.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Your menu sounds just wonderful. I hope Phillip had a great birthday celebration!
xo

Julie said...

YAY! It worked--I added you to my favorites. Your meal looks so tasty. I think I will try to do the daybook next Monday. That seems fun. Have a great day. Julie

Anna said...

Everything about your blog is beautiful and the party looks just as special. You make your family feel the warmth of your home and heart. It shows in everything you do.

Monique said...

Congratulations. I hope Phillip had a wonderful day !!
The food and drinks look so very delicious. They had so much choise to eat and drink. The visitors must have had a lovely time !!
Have a great day !!

Storybook Woods said...

A yummy, perfect birthday Love Clarice

MammyT said...

Everything looks so good. I better go get some lunch now. Yum.
Nancy

O. said...

yum, sounds too good! Good food is just the bestest present! :)

Emily said...

Looks like it was a great party!! And everything looks so delicious! :) I hope he had a great birthday!

Jody said...

I have so enjoyed your blog..everything looks wonderful. I will be back to visit soon. Thanks for sharing
Jody

Farrah said...

Aren't birthdays fun?! Kylen's birthdays are our biggest event of the year! I began blogging just after his last birthday, so I've never blogged about any of them, but I think it will be a fun post when I do! I would love to be a party planner! LOL! :-)