Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Luncheon

     The Monroeville Garden Club met on December 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm for a Christmas luncheon at Grace Fellowship Church.  Voncile Stringer, Dana Shinholster, Carolyn McMillian, and Sara Bradley were hostesses.
     Christmas decorations in the fellowship hall carried out a rustic garden theme.  A large Christmas tree was decorated with birdhouses, bird nests, birds, and garden tools.  Burlap banners stenciled with garden items were hung on the walls.  Buffet tables were decorated with vintage seed packets and fresh pine boughs.  Each dining table featured a small Christmas tree as a centerpiece and small terra cotta pots of succulents at each place setting were given out as favors.
     The buffet lunch featured Smoked Turkey Sandwiches with Cayenne Mayonnaise and Orange Marmalade, Lemon Basmati Rice Salad, Goat Cheese Mousse with Cranberry Relish, crackers, cheese straws, Mint Tea and a large table of assorted desserts.
     Each member brought a "consumable" gift and following the luncheon, they exchanged these by playing "Dirty Santa".  Next members were given a personality profile based on the shape of their lipstick.
     Eighteen members and two guests attended.

(L TO R) Hostessess:  Carolyn McMillian, Sara Bradley, Dana Shinholster, Voncile Stringer