Friday, July 24, 2009

Birthday picnic for Mom...

Today is my Mom's birthday!! The kids and I took a picnic to her work. I got the table all set up before calling her to come out. Needless to say, she really liked it!!
I layered two tablecloths and a Southern Living at Home wine caddy doubled as a vase. I kept the food cold using an enamel roaster and ice.

We feasted on chicken salad, veggies and ranch, and fresh strawberries and pineapple. I will say that I would have liked to put the croissants in a cloth lined basket, but didn't bring one. Of course, time spent with loved ones is much more important than the details, but it really isn't any harder to package food in pretty bowls and jars.

Sweet tea tastes so much better in a mason jar!!

I had to take some photos of my beautiful mother with her grandkids. Jackson was getting a little tired of picture taking.

Well folks, this is as good as it gets...

Me and Mom...
Happy Birthday Mom!! I love you!!





16 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

How awesome... The table looks BEAUTIFUL... and YOU and your MOM ARE beautiful and favor one another! Super SWEET!

Kindra said...

Happy birthday to your mom! She looks so young. :) Love the birthday picnic you had. You are always so creative.

Jill said...

Oh my goodness!! Your mom is just beautiful-like you!!! What a sweet birthday treat!!! SOOO pretty!!! (and thoughtful!)

aimee said...

that is so sweet :) you are a good daughter. you made everything look so special. happy birthday to your mom. she looks so happy!
blessings,
aimee

mysteryhistorymom said...

Everything looks so lovely, Elise! What a wonderful way to surprise your Mom.:) I love your pictures Sweets! You and your Mom are so pretty! Lori

Michelle said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet daughter you are to do something so special for your mom! Everything looks beautiful and I'll bet you all enjoyed yourselves so much! The two of you are so pretty. Happy Birthday to your mom :)

Enjoy your weekend!
~Michelle :)

Amy R. said...

That is so sweet and thoughtful of you! What a great idea! You and your mom are lucky to have such a special relationship!
Amy

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you!
I have the BEST daughter ever. God has blessed me so!!!!!
You always make my b'day so special every year...this one tops the cake. You are setting such a good example for Lilly...
I love you
Mom

thehomespunheart said...

Great job, Elise! I love the charming picnic and that you surprised her at work! What a treat! Have a great weekend -

DairyQueen said...

that is the sweetest thing I've seen in a long time! It looks amazing, and I know you're mom enjoyed it!

Jamie and Emily said...

Hi Elise, thanks for checking out my blog! Looks like we have a lot in common as far as tastes too... I just made this exact same meal for a baby shower last weekend! And I love country/primitive type decorating too! I'll have to check out your blog more often for ideas! =)

Ruth said...

How sweet of you. I'm sure you're mom enjoyed it so much and felt very special. Everything looks beautiful.

Ruth

City Girl Country Heart said...

O MY! This is awesome! What a great idea! I love your table cloths too! You Mom has wonderful daughter :) You made her day the best !!
Enjoy your Sunday !
Stephanie

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Rambling Girl said...

WOW...love the tablescape....I love that color blue.

Yep what a great thing to surprise your mom...I am sure she was just as happy with you all coming and sharing the day.

Amber said...

I love your table-setting! I bet that was a wonderful treat for your mom!