Note: There truly is a lot more to come.....Part 3 will be next....and there may even be a part four! Time will tell......
When I see your photos I always think that you capture everything that's good about America.
The friendship, the love, the good times, the fantastic gifts etc.
I think Americans have an ability to "party" like no one else, and I love that I could be part of it through your blog. :)
I think LL Cool Joe is absolutely bang on correct! You do capture goodness and friendship with your posts and photos Naomi.
Your birthday gift bags are always thoughtfully FULL of kinship and colour. :)
Look forward to Part 3!
you know how I love the ladies that lunch and all the pictures! there could be a part 5 & 6 and i'd still love them all
Absolutely wonderful little treasures tucked inside your gift bags.... such sweet ideas!
You said in a recent post that you rarely leave your home... you must have some very imaginative and creative people doing your shopping for you!
The lamb stole my heart. I am so amazed at all the gifts you find for the bags. I have never seen anything like them.
Your parties are just wonderful creations. Looking forward to the next "part."
I started making a list of the gifts I liked "best" but had to give up because they are all fun. The fold out fan, bubble buitar...do you buy all that stuff online and assemble at home? how do you do it all?
Naomi, you choose such fun stuff to put in your gift bags!! I suspect you order them from catalogs - don't you? It must be fun to pick through and decide what to order. I am looking forward to the other photos, and finding out what the papers were for.
What fun!!! Love those cute little stuffed animals and the key chains!! Adorable!! What fun it would be diving into those bags of goodies!! Looking forward to the next part!!!
You and your ladies REALLY know how to lunch!!
Marvelous stuff, as always.
I think it's great that you and your friends have this tradition. It seems we tend to cast aside our traditions more easily these days and we're the worse for it, methinks.
You ladies always have so much fun!
What fun! Those goodie bags are wonderful! I have a soft spot for little stuffed animals as well and yours are so sweet!
I can't wait to hear what happened next :)
I sometimes look in a jeweller's shop window and play a game where I can have any two things I want. The two things I would choose from the goodie bags are the soft toys and the adorable flip-flop ring.
OOOh and the back scratcher and maybe the jelly beans. Oh is that more than two?
The flip flops rings are my favorite!! I would've chosen purple as well or fought you for yours! lol
You all have such a wonderful time at these lunches and I love what you find for the gift bags.
Now, what were these ladies writing on those papers? A cliffhanger, Naomi? Is that what this is?? I suppose we'll just have to wait.
The bubble maker looks like wearable fun and I adore the 4th of July fans and tootsie rolls! Everything is so festive and fun, I can't wait to see more!
Such a delight to see all the 'surprises' in the goodie bags Naomi, I am having a great time here already :D
Oh wow those are adorable! It looks like everyone is enjoying opening their gift bags and see what's inside of it!
It's also a cool way to make a party a lot interesting and of course fun!
I love how you make so much simple fun with these things. I want to play with all of them! I can't wait to find out what the papers are about. Charades? An inpromptu play reading?
Truth be told - Monet would LOVE one of those gift bags for herself!! Such fun stuff - where do you get it all from??
Looking forward to Part 3...
You are such a tease!!
What was more fun: choosing the gift bags or seeing them being opened?
I love the goodies, they are so fun and whimsical; but what about the papers?
Oh, I want a gift bag. You certainly know how to throw a luncheon party. I am looking forward to the next part of the story.
What great gift bags - it's so much fun seeing what you have in them. Now it's very intriguing -what were these ladies doing with those pieces of paper. I bet we will not find out until Part 5. Cannot wait! I also love how you put so much though into these lunches. And everyone thoroughly enjoys them and gets into the spirit of it all. Wonderful!
Dear Naomi, what a lovely party! LOVE all photos! That sounds like so much fun. What a gorgeous abundance of pretty party bags! I can only imagine how awesome it must have been in person! Really
I'd love to have been there! Thanks for sharing your lovely day!
I can't wait to find out what everyone was doing with their pieces of paper! :)
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