Monday, December 14, 2009

Party Time

Emily's birthday was this past Friday. Our plans morphed from nothing, to having the family over after dinner, to having one or two friends, to inviting a party over! We ended up having a really fun evening.

The theme of the food table was "Winter Wonderland" complete with 3 lighted trees and a myriad of candles:

There was lots of good food: a baked ham for sandwiches, veggies, spinach/bean/ricotta dip, salsa and chips, chex mix, cheeseball, apples and caramel, trifle, gluten-free chocolate cake, Christmas pudding with hard sauce and a cookie/candy platter.

Perhaps it was a bit over the top, but it was fun to make, and several of the items will serve a dual purpose of "blog appearance" over at TCND.

Let me forewarn you that the blueberry-lemon trifle was INCREDIBLE! You will eventually see the recipe FOR SURE!

Christina's gluten-free chocolate cake with peppermint was a definite hit.

Besides tree-trimming there was also a table for cookie decorating -- not just for the kids in attendance, but the adults too.

Fun times! And, can I also mention that I do love my new camera lens, even if I am still learning exactly how to get the best pictures with it. (Note: most of my personal blog pictures are taken with my little point and shoot, but sometimes I throw in a few from my new digital SLR -- most of the shots in this post came from it.)

1 comment:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That all looks so beautiful! I'm now very hungry.

Let's see, you are not that far from me if I get on the Interstate...