You wouldn’t think that farm animals, a country farm and hayrides would be an intimate setting for a super shabby chic girl’s night out, but let me tell you my friend Emily, took all those parts, meshed them together and the results were out of this world.
I will have to say that I am proud that I had a part in planning her event. On her blog, Emily called me her chief idea bouncer, I will proudly take that. As she is my chief idea bouncer as well. It is so funny how just a few short years ago we barely knew each other. She knew me as Maddie’s and Mikaela’s mom and I knew her as their boss. But since working together ( this year makes 3 years I have worked for her) we have become closer and closer. So to see her excel at this event made me so happy for my friend.
So now let me tell you a little bit about the event. Originally Emily had planned on just a small event, she was hoping for at least 20 people ( and do you know she had to make a waiting list?). As the weeks got closer to the event, she came up with the amazing idea of buying real china plates for the food. Genius idea and honestly, I think that made the biggest difference in the event. It took it from ordinary to extraordinary. I mean just look at the table settings.
She served a yummy dinner of grilled chicken, salad, with pound cake with blueberries and strawberries from the farm for dessert.
After dinner, we took a stroll down to the pasture, where we got to walk among the residents there. You should have seen all the ladies fawn over Herbert, the mini donkey, Clementine, and Clarisse the female goats, Billy, the lone male goat and of course my favorite Maybelline, the cow. ( I wonder if Raul would let me get a cow as a pet. She is so sweet.)
After our time with the sweetest farm animals ever, we made our way back to the tables to plant our very own succulent plant in china teacups. ( My teacup is sitting right in front of me on my desk as I am writing.)
Last adventure of the night was the hayride. Because the group was so large, we ended up having to split up into two groups and I rode on the last one. It was awesome riding on the hayride, instead of the steps of the tractor (which I often do during field trips.)
As you can tell by the event, it was a huge success and I am so happy for my friend that it was. I can’t wait to be her chief idea bouncer when the next event comes around.