Skip to main content

First House Party

Well I guess you can't really call it a party, but last night was the first gathering of friends at our house.  It was a fun time, and everyone enjoyed themselves, our home and the food.  

I've never prided myself in being the best cook.  But I can follow directions (usually) and if the ingredient list isn't a mile long, I'm set.  Luckily the menu for last night wasn't too extensive.  However, it was delicious.  

I'm hoping for a new camera for Christmas, but until then, you'll have to make due with our crazy camera for now (I call it crazy because the flash sometimes go off and sometimes doesn't, and the colors are usually slightly off.  Grrr).  

Cupcakes are a necessity at every party, right?  I made chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing (thank you Betty Crocker and Wilton cake decorating set for making them look and taste yummy).  You can't really tell in the photo, but the cupcake liners are orange and black and have little ghosts on them.  I was getting into the spirit. 

 I also topped the cupcakes with Sno Caps and orange Dots to add a little decoration.

Here are a few pictures of the whole spread. 

From left to right.  Cupcakes, warm crab and vegetable dip with French bread, peanut butter caramel swirl cheesecake, fruit and ham and cheese (with red onion) poppyseed party rolls.  

In keeping with my Halloween theme, I decided to use yellow plates and orange napkins.  All that was missing was the candy corn.

I also used this galvanized utensil caddy at my wedding :)  I love its rustic, vintage look.

Last but not least, we have the drinks.  I served pink lemonade with fresh lemon slices and water with cucumber slices, a trick I learned for a friend about a year ago.  I was so excited to finally use my ice bucket and pitchers!

I can't wait for the next party!
post signature

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

New Coffee Table

After more than a year of debate, I've finally decided on and ordered us a new coffee table! As mentioned here , there were several styles I was considering.  However, in the end the tufted ottoman came out on top.  Not only was it versatile, so it can be used for years to come, but it also will be good for when we have kiddos down the road.  I can't tell you how many people I know who have had to either remove their coffee tables for the safety of their kids' noggins or have had to add those tacky corner protectors.  I did not want to invest in a new piece only to have to stow it away down the road.  So this seemed to be the perfect solution.  And thanks to my Joss & Main membership, it turned out to be the perfect price too. I was all set to order a tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs.  I had already received a swatch sample of the fabric I selected and everything.  But a few days later, I got a notification from Joss & Main of a sale event called The Tufted C

Auden's First Birthday-Pumpkins and Pearls

It's only been 6 months now, but better late than never, right? Auden turned one on November 11th and we celebrated at our home with close family and friends.  The theme of the party was pumpkins and pearls.  Pun'kin is one of the nicknames I called her when she was little and pearls bring a girly flair and tied into our reveal party when we found out we were having a girl so it seemed perfect. I had so much fun creating her invitation and all of the party printables.  And for a little extra adornment, the invites were tied with jute twine and placed in scalloped envelope. Invites available for purchase here . Here's the sweet birthday girl in her homemade hat.  I love how the bow on top turned out :)  Her birthday stats poster is now available here . The smash cake table with our go-to milk jars (Starbuck frappuccino glasses) with paper straws.  The tree slab plate they are sitting on was also used at our wedding.  The smash cake was a $10 cake from Public and

Food for Thought

I apologize for my absence these last few days. I started a new job last week as a event planner consultant for the local paper and have been quite busy. Nevertheless, I'm back now. First I'd like to share a yummy recipe I discovered last week. In case you don't know, I am not a big veggie lover. So when I find a good recipe that has veggies in it, I get really excited. Such was the case last week. My hubby and I buy zucchini on almost every grocery visit. However, the only thing we usually put it in is a stir fry recipe we like to make. This is good for me because the zucchini taste is masked by peppers, teriyaki sauce and chicken. I can eat it. Well last Wednesday I wasn't in the mood for stir fry, but I really needed to use my zucchini before it went bad. So I went on a search for a good zucchini recipe. And what should I stumble upon, but zucchini chips. And they were very good! Here is the recipe. Ingredients" 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4