Wednesday, March 26, 2014 host a coffee

...and try to usher in spring

It was my turn to host the Brigade coffee this month and when I was trying to think of what 'theme' I should plan my menu around I decided the focus would be on Spring.

My plan was bright colors.  Light foods.  Plenty of fruit.  And fresh flowers.

The evening before the coffee I took Abbey on a 'date'.  One of our stops was Walmart to pick out some flowers to brighten our home.

You may notice I went a little overboard...

White and yellow daisies are throughout the living room, dining room, kitchen.

Meghan was kind enough to help me all morning in preparation for the gathering...her first task was flower arranging.  This lovely spring bouquet made the perfect centerpiece.

...and flower placing.  I loved the pop of yellow in these tiny vases.

Abbey LOVES the brightly colored daisies.  She picked out several colors.

Tulips are probably my favorite springtime flower.

Meghan also brought these beautiful desserts!  You can imagine they were as delicious as they are lovely!  The flowers are courtesy of Abbey.  More color!

Lemons and Limes helped bring in bright and festive colors.

The Menu

Lime & Cilantro Chicken w/ Mango Salsa
Quinoa with Red & Yellow Bell Peppers & Squash
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Fresh Fruit
Cheese Platter
Dinner Rolls

Citrus Spritzer
Lemon & Lime Infused Water
Red/White Wine

Raspberry Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Lemon Bars

Coffee Bar

Thank you Meghan!  I couldn't have pulled it off without you!


  1. Wow! Everything looks beautiful! I love all of the fresh flowers (it certainly helps to make it look like spring!) and that chocolate ganache cake looks amazing! I'd ask for the recipe, but-- ha ha-- mine would never turn out that pretty. Great job ladies! Hope you both had a fun evening. xo

  2. Krissy - what a lovely evening you put together!! It was so much fun to be able to help you prep and then just to be able to attend same coffee as you was so fun!! :) thank you for all you did!