Shhhhh! Can You Keep a Secret?

I need a menu and a theme for a special birthday party.

The Glade is perfectly suited to having large parties with great food.
The Glade is perfectly suited to having large parties with great food.

This person might be expecting something but I hope it’s not what I have in mind.

Soup has been on the party menu before.
Soup has been on the party menu before.

The menu needs to be heart-healthy.  Soup and salad seem like reasonable options.

  • Beef stew
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Homemade croutons
  • Vegetable plate with hummus
  • Chopped salad fixings:  lettuce, eggs, avocado, craisins, slivered almonds, cherry tomatoes, chicken breast, shredded cheese.
French market theme?
French market theme?

I told the first rush of secret-keepers about the party and reminded them that an off-hand comment would be a giveaway to this very astute person.  In the group was one of my favorite cooks who offered to make one of her signature desserts.  We’re on our way.

Have any theme ideas for early March?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Shhhhh! Can You Keep a Secret?”

  1. The menu sounds really good. No ideas for a theme – I’m not a party planner. But I have faith that you will come up with something fun.

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