Before the May flowers begin to bloom, we often get a dose of April showers.  But instead of a gloomy forecast, we’ve brightened things up with our Storm Watch luncheon.  Here you can enjoy a dose of friendship sprinkled with some sunshine.  And if the weather doesn’t permit you to venture beyond your front door, we’ve got a list of Things to do on a Rainy Day (see link below).




Come inside for a cheerful lunch that is sure to blow those storm clouds away.


On the Menu

Chicken Salad Sandwiches*

Greed Clouds*

Strawberry Dump Cake*

Twister Tea


*Click the links at the bottom for recipes.



We chose a whimsical theme with soft colors for our Storm Watch Luncheon.  We also made sure each guest had a candy filled umbrella.  After all, you don’t want your guests leaving without their umbrellas!




We purchased our table setting items at the following stores.


Storm Watch

Rain boots – Michael’s (painted to match our color scheme)

Floral Runner – Bed, Bath and Beyond

Chargers – Party City

Silver China – owners

Paisley Plates – Home Goods

Umbrella favors – Wrap with Us

Pink Napkins – Moskatel’s

Napkin Rings – owners

Glasses – Walmart

Silverware – owners

Rain Gage – Touch of Class

Salt & Pepper – Frog2Hop





Twister Tea

Makes 8 servings



1 pint fresh raspberries

4 cups brewed tea, chilled

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

Lemon, thinly sliced


Place raspberries in blender and puree. Strain into pitcher; add tea, sugar and lemon juice, stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill.  Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices twisted around straw.



Sit back and enjoy some uplifting music.


  1. Rainy Days and Mondays by Carpenters
  2. Hurricane by Natalie Grant
  3. I Hope it Rains by Jana Kramer
  4. A Year Without Rain by Selena Gomez
  5. Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse with Natasha Bedingfield
  6. Only Happy When it Rains by Garbage
  7. It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls
  8. Have You Even Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9. Thunder by Boys Like Girls
  10. Flood by Jars of Clay
  11. Before the Storm by Jonas Brothers with Miley Cyrus
  12. Tornado by Little Big Town
  13. April Showers by Sugarland
  14. Come in with the Rain by Taylor Swift
  15. Kiss the Rain by Yiruma



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