It goes without saying that food is a big part of our party!
I try to have a theme of some sort for the party; this year, it was "tropical". Since we are still deep in the destructive stages of our home remodel, the theme did not extend to decor. The menu was tropical: Hawaiian Chicken Salad, Tropical Banana Bread, Caribbean Potato Salad (which turned out to be too weird for us), White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Ono Butter Mochi (a gluten-free Hawaiian dessert bar), and of course, chocolate!! I used some of my Federal Glass collection ServaSets - the Button and Daisy set and the Apple Blossom set. (If I'd been quicker on the draw last year at that antique store and bought the two sets of Hazel Ware Capri Blue Seashell, it would have been perfect!)
The weather was even somewhat tropical, with temps around 80° and a strong south wind, so we dressed cool and breezy.
"I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!" ♥