I was going to set the table outside by the pool for Cuisine Kathleen’s Summer Fun party, but the temps are supposed to be in the triple digits again today. So I have brought the party inside. Good thing that the ants were invited and are not real.
I definitely wouldn’t want these guys inside.
Actually, if they were real I wouldn’t want to see them anywhere.
Summer fun brings to mind the relaxed easy days of summer and that means watermelon. What could be easier than a huge fruit that you can slice and eat? Summer seems to start with its arrival.
Did you know that watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind and fleshy center. (From Wikipedia)
My beautiful lace edged napkins were a gift from my friend Robin. The napkin holders are tablecloth weights.
I went a little crazy & decided that watermelon would be served during every course. We will have pink passion fruit iced tea, if you want a kick you can add some Smirnoff® Watermelon Vodka. There is extra tea on the sideboard and more in the fridge.
Soup: Watermelon Gazpacho w/ Blue Popped Popcorn.
Salad: Watermelon, Mango & Spinach Salad (recipe here).
Entrée: Grilled Watermelon, Chicken & Asparagus.
Dessert: What else? Vanilla ice cream with slices of watermelon and maybe some Biscoff cookies.
Don’t worry I’ll remove the starfish before serving your dessert.
Luckily, the red ant stopped by the sideboard to see what was happening up there. Maybe he thought there was something in the shells.
Go ahead and munch on some popcorn while I get the soup.
Just stay away from these two climbing on the cake stand. The cake stand was also used as a centerpiece for the Gift From the Sea table.
I think they’ll fight you for the watermelon.
Thanks for visiting, may your day be cool.
Stitch at you soon,
Plates & Glasses: Home Goods
Watermelon Dishes: Linens & Things
Soup Bowls: Longaberger – retired
Flatware: Ages ago ??
Napkins: Gift from Robin (TJ Maxx)
Pitcher: Gift from Vickie (Lenox Butterfly Meadow)
Cake Plate: Home Goods
Placemats: Very old Mary Engelbreit
I am joining Kathleen @ Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday