Summer Entertaining with The Gathering Project

A few weeks ago I attended a fun workshop with another one of my blogger friends, Julien. I first heard about The Gathering Project when Julien posted on it back in early June. Her post made me want to sign up immediately for a fun day of workshops, all geared toward throwing a summer dinner party. The Gathering Project was founded by Chelsea Rose Moore, to gather individuals together who have a passion for entertaining and learning from those in the business.

When we arrived to The Loft, where the day long event was held, we were greeted with an appetizer buffet of breads, cheeses, fruit salads and fruit flavored water. I was already in heaven.

At The Gathering Project we participated in three workshops… bread making, painting pottery and dessert making. In the first workshop we learned how to make homemade focaccia bread from Knead and Know's Melinda Friend. You can learn how to make your own homemade bread from my recent post, here.

In the next workshop, we hand painted our own pottery plates. It was such a fun and simple workshop. We learned which paint to use, how to set the plate so that it's usable in either the microwave or dishwasher, and how to customize our own summer dinner party by making a great take home gift for guests.

After several hours of making bread and painting plates, we all worked up an appetite for a great summer dinner. Everyone there for the day long event then moved over to the beautifully decorated dinner table. We enjoyed a meal of summer fresh salads and were able to really get to know all of the attendees who were there. The guests ranged from your average entertainer, events coordinators, bloggers and some who just wanted a fun day learning new things.

Once dinner was over, Carlene Thomas from Healthfully Ever After, taught us how to make a scrumptious summer fruit crumble. For someone who is trying to change her eating habits and also incorporate fresh fruit into her meals, it was the perfect dessert for me to make at home this summer.

The Gathering Project was a fun day of learning new things and meeting some wonderful people. I had the best time, gathering together to learn new projects with fellow bloggers and entertainers. I look forward to hosting my own summer dinner party soon, and hopefully working with some of the girls I met that day. Stay tuned for more posts over the coming weeks!!

Have a happy hump day y'all,


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Unknown said...

So good to meet you!!!

Primp & Proper said...

You too Carlene!!! Hope you're having a great summer!

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