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Pineapple Themed Lunch With Friends

Hello friends, Paul and I recently entertained Jain  A Quiet Life blog and Scott down by our pool.  We gave them a little tour and then we had lunch under the palapa. It's been so hot lately, we started earlier.  The palapa has a lovely fan to chase away the hot air.
 If you haven’t visited Jain’s blog, please do, you are in for a treat!  Her gardens are gorgeous.
I am using my floral arrangement I created from my watermelon Here. Don't waste those flowers.

The theme is pineapple, a tropical lunch under the palapa.  I seated Jain and Scott with a view of the pool. Jain was busy snapping photos.

Pineapple plates, glassware, flatware and pineapple napkin rings.  I cut some palm leaves and added 2 pineapples plus the floral arrangement. I even have pineapple salt n pepper shakers.
We started with some champagne and crab cakes with mango- peach salsa.  I forgot to take photos. Paul grilled chicken and shrimp.  I also served roasted cauliflower, potatoes and asparagus plus key lime pie.
Our pool  area is so tropical, it makes sense to create a lovely tropical lunch. Rattan reminds me of the tropics along with the bamboo plates.

Jain snapped this phot of my hibiscus.  Thankfully the squirrels haven't gotten to it yet.
Aqua mermaid in our pool house.
A mermaid I decked out with aqua marbles.
A swimming mermaid in the pool house.
My handy husband built this darling mermaid towel rack. As you can tell, I have a lot of mermaids around our pool area.
I will  be entertaining Jain and Scoot along with two other couples for a Mexican fiesta on July 30th.

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  1. Love the pineapple theme. So pretty and sweet for lunch around the pool. Happy Friday have a great weekend. Hugs. Kris

  2. A perfect setting by your pool! You have everything I can think of with your pineapple theme. I'm sure Jain and Scott enjoyed themselves. The menu sounds killer!

  3. Such a perfect theme for entertaining and a table by your pool area Linda! Love the flowers and your pretty pineapple glassware with straws. Your menu sounds delicious. How fun you and Jain are so close by. I know a good time was had by all. Happy Friday ♥

  4. Thank you so much for inviting us over to your wonderful home for such a delicious lunch poolside! It is wonderful that we met over sharing photos and now with food and drink! Cheers to the champagne 😉 Looking forward to our next gathering with your friends, thanks so much for such a delightful poolside lunch.

  5. That's the perfect setting for a poolside party, Linda! And oh, that menu sounds divine! (Especially your opening appetizers!) If only all your blog friends could attend in person!

  6. Pineapple is a perfect theme for a summer lunch under your palapa in your tropical paradise Linda! Your centerpiece is Gorgeous!!! You have so many cute pineapple things, even your flatware! The menu sounds lovely and I adore all the mermaids! I know you and your guests had a lovely time and I look forward to your Mexican fiesta!

  7. Key lime pie? Not pineapple upside-down cake? Just kidding, lol!

  8. Linda, I love the pineapple theme for the table look so tropical and the menu sounds great. I know you all had a great time. I love the towel rack Paul made and your collection of mermaids. Have a happy Friday and weekend.

  9. I am certain all your attention to detail was so very much appreciated Linda..And Paul..that mermaid:):)

  10. Hi...ignore the note I just left you..I don't know what was going on..
    Your table is pretty..very cool looking (temperature wise)..Love your mermaids too.
    The menu sounds yummy!!! Have a great weekend..

  11. Linda, what a beautiful table and setting for entertaining. I love the pineapple theme. The menu sounds lovely and how wonderful that you and Jain are close enough to visit.

  12. I have always loved pineapples, especially in the kitchen. We have two concrete pineapples gracing our front entrance. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  13. Beautifully done Linda! Love the pineapple theme and all of your mermaids! That’s a great towel bar too!

  14. AnonymousJuly 22, 2023

    Your lunch poolside sounds wonderful. A beautifully set table and a feast to serve your guests, it sounds like a delightful way to spend time with your friends. Karen (Back Road Journal)

  15. You put on such a lovely patio party, Linda! All your decor is quite amazing! So nice to enjoy the beautiful days of summer! Blessings to you :)

  16. Lunch sounds delish! Cute table set up (I have some of those dishes, too!). Enjoy your summer entertaining!

  17. That floral arrangement is beautiful as is your whole table!

  18. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #273 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

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