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*
Strawberry Dump Cake*
*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.
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
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.
- Rainy Days and Mondays by Carpenters
- Hurricane by Natalie Grant
- I Hope it Rains by Jana Kramer
- A Year Without Rain by Selena Gomez
- Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse with Natasha Bedingfield
- Only Happy When it Rains by Garbage
- It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls
- Have You Even Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Thunder by Boys Like Girls
- Flood by Jars of Clay
- Before the Storm by Jonas Brothers with Miley Cyrus
- Tornado by Little Big Town
- April Showers by Sugarland
- Come in with the Rain by Taylor Swift
- Kiss the Rain by Yiruma
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