Last night was my turn to host our book club. I was pleased that the weather was holding and we could enjoy our dinner on the deck. Thunderstorms were predicted later in the night and the prediction proved true, sometime around 2am.
As nice as it was to enjoy our time outdoors, my hanging baskets were looking a bit tired after a long warm summer; not too many blooms left. I decided as long as we had several recent birthdays in our group, I would plan accordingly. I got a small bag of primary colored balloons and a handful of simple garden stakes. I blew up the balloons, tied, and wrapped them around the sticks. I then simply stuck the sticks here and there in the hanging baskets and the pots on the deck. It was festive, colorful and added just the right touch. A colorful tablecloth and a small bouquet of roses and we were set.
Chocolate cake for dessert of course.
Oh, and the book?? Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson. A super thumbs up all the way around!