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Flamingo Fun!

July 30, 2018
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Entertaining with Bev: Flamingo Fun
A party for our new neighbors
Bev Church | Photos by Linda Reese Bjork

We have adorable new neighbors who just moved in, and to welcome them we decided to have a pool party for the children: Weston, Ann Colin and Kate!
We already have several flamingos in our garden, as well as in the pool, so I decided to center the theme on them. After trips to Party City and Hobby Lobby, I collected flamingo glasses, trays, lights, head bobbers and backpacks, and I even found a flamingo light at Dillard’s.
Everyone came at 4:30 p.m. so they could swim and have snacks and popsicles. Then a few games, including riding on a peacock float, obviously a friend of our flamingos. After swimming and playing games, we served mini pizzas and chips. The hit for the girls were light up butterfly rings and Weston loved the water balloons!
Welcome to the neighborhood! We have another new neighbor who’s a famous artist so I’m working on her party; stay tuned.

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Breakfast at Brennan’s & Flowers by Bev

July 10, 2016
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brennans-tableWe all love Longue Vue, so when my sister-in-law Carol McMichael Reese, President of Longue Vue’s Board, asked if I would do an auction item for “Sentimental Journeys,” of course I said “Yes!”

They teamed me up with Brennan’s, who offered a brunch for 12, and I offered a centerpiece, placecards and favors for 12, as well as a chairback bouquet for the honoree! I was so excited when I found out that Karen Ward (who’s a childhood friend – we used to play together at Kraak's florist on Eleanor Street) bought the item.

Karen came by, and she got to pick whatever centerpiece she wanted from my collection and told me what flowers she loved. She chose my Celebration Mantle Piece holder and 12 single Celebration vases. These photos show the party that I came up with to honor her husband, Jim Ward!

Brennan’s renovation created by famed designer Keith Langham is absolutely beautiful! Ralph Brennan and Terry White have brought back an iconic institution, and every detail from the décor to the service to the fabulous cuisine is impeccable.

Karen decided on the Morphy Room for cocktails and brunch on the veranda overlooking the famous Brennan’s courtyard. Her menu was composed of: Citrus Crêpes or Turtle Soup; Eggs Benedict or Braised Pork Grilles; and Crème Brulée or Bananas Foster.

Thanks so much to Brennan’s for creating a brunch that Karen’s guests will remember forever!

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