The garden is the ideal setting for a party, whether it's a romantic dinner under a rose arbor, a relaxed lunch amid wildflowers, or a fun-filled child's birthday party in a vegetable patch. Suzy Bales presents eight distinctively themed get-togethers in Garden Parties, complete with tempting menus and clever ways of using the garden's natural beauty and bounty to enhance each theme.
Bales brings the love of the garden to every detail of the party, with menus that emphasize seasonal ingredients and ideas for using the vibrancy of the garden to decorate the party and enliven the food. The themes themselves are downright seductive, such as Midsummer Night's Party with Champagne Framboise, Seared Scallops on Rose Petals, and Blooming Salad with St. Andre Cheese. With simple, high-impact ideas like adding edible flowers to salads and plenty of advance preparation tips, Garden Parties is a glorious guide to alfresco entertaining.