The table was full of laughter and smiles! Five beautiful ladies sat around me at my dining room table. I invited them over for a friendship dinner to honor them and express my gratitude for their love and support of me over the years. Life gets so hectic & crazy at times that I needed to stop and smell the roses. I invited these amazing women over to thank them with food & wine! A glass of La Crema Pinot Noir and great conversations started this friendship dinner off perfectly!
The evening was fun and light hearted! The focus was on friendship and escaping the everyday grind. Each lady who came was greeted with a special note…something I loved about our friendship. It ranged from “our phone conversations” to “our coffee dates.” My goal was to touch their heart and make them feel special. I believe I can be better at expressing my gratitude and I thought this would be a fun token to add to the table setting.
Pinterest is one of my favorite sources for recipes!!! The menu was easy to decide. Spending time with my girls was most important and I didn’t want to be tied to the kitchen. I was able to prepare everything before hand! This lemon & thyme chicken recipe is not only healthy but super delicious!
I paired it with roasted butternut squash & a pomegranate kale salad. The dishes were empty when it was over! Everyone loved the food!
We finished the evening with a paleo chocolate cake and glasses filled with another round of Pinot Noir!
The best part of this friendship dinner was being able to connect with my ladies. It was fun to bring all of them together so they could connect too. Some of them have not had a lot of opportunities to be around each other and since I enjoy each one of them, I knew they would enjoy each other too.
Style your life with good girlfriends and invest in those friendships. These women celebrate with me when life is good, pick me up when times are tough and hold me accountable when I need it.
Comment and tell me what ways are you going to express your gratitude to your girls this Spring? Don’t wait to tell them you love them and celebrate them for being by your side!