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A BBQ Birthday Bash
Saturday, June 29th, 2013
A surprise birthday celebration with all of the fixings for a great BBQ.  Smoked local ribs, mac-n-cheese, baked beans, cucumber and tomato salad, deviled eggs, and corn bread with honey butter were on the menu.  The drink menu included summer ales and hard cider, sparkling wines, and hard lavender blueberry lemonade.  Iced tea with mint and lavender simple syrups was available for all of the non drinkers.  
 
A cigar station was available for anyone that wanted to linger over a good stogie.  
All of the ied beverages were displayed in a wheelbarrow and stayed super cold on the
 hot June day.  

Menus listed all of the offerings and a stone pot held ice for the tea and hard lemonades.

Colorful buckets lined with parchment aper were on each table to hold discarded rib bones.  Floral arrangements of summer sunflowers were on all of the tables as well.  

A variety of toasts were on all of the tables to encourage guests to raise a glass to the birthday boy.  

The home has a beautiful pool in the backyard and colorful buckets held beach towels and a variety of sunscreen and bug spray for anyone wanting to swim.
KWA 20th Anniversary Gala
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Kentucky Waterways Alliance had their 20th Anniversary Gala this year and we threw one heck of a party.  These are some of the shots from that event hosted by Christy Brown at her home, Poplar Terrace.
Show stopping cake from The Sugar Woods

Gorgeous menus from Wiltshire Pantry each had a watershed theme and featured local Kentucky Proud products in each of the three food stations.

A Stream Table was present at the event with Kentucky critters in it sourced from all over the state.

Billy Goat Strut played Bourbon Jazz into the night.

Specialty cocktails were featured at each of the food stations. 
Mike Strohm talking about one of the two snakes in the stream table.

The view from Poplar terrace is spectacular and we wanted to make the most of it.  We decided on placing one of the bars and food stations there so guests could check out the vista while they were waiting for a cocktail. 

Silent Auction items were a big hit and the feature item was a rain garden installation.

Cocktail tables were throughout the yard and garden areas welcoming guests into the more intimate spaces of the property.