For the second year, I was honored to cater
The Rock Worship Department's Open House.
I love Ben and Havilah's home!
It's so charming and has so much character.
Honestly, you could just set food on a table and it would look amazing!
Check out B Street Bungalow to see the rest of their home.
I decided to go with a "Vintage Glam Christmas" theme.
I wanted to use lots of silver, white and sparkle.
Items that blended with their home and
looked like it was part of their Christmas Decor.
|I like setting out the platters beforehand and get a 'feel' for the table. |
However, I usually find out what platters I'll use, when I start plating the food.
I made these at my last party and they were a hit!
They are mini brownies, with homemade whipped cream,
fresh raspberries and spearmint leaves.
I covered my plain plastic tumblers with paper medallions,
attached with hot-glue.
Thanks 'Hostess with the Mostess' for the FREE downloads.
|The labels for the food didn't work, so we decided to add a menu to the table. |
Thanks Havilah... great idea!
SMOKED APPLE CHARDONNAY CHICKEN SAUSAGE WITH SPICY MUSTARD
Need I say more?
All parties need some sort of meat... trust me... the men LOVE it!
For lack of time, these cupcakes were store bought.
However, I did make the little flags with ribbon, food sticks and hot glue.
It's the little things that make the most impact!
(Minus the lit candles, which totally frustrates my melancholy!)
|A few more food items:|
LEMON MOUSSE WITH FRESH RASPBERRIES & WHIPPED CREAM.
JALAPENO POPCORN IN PERSONAL PAPER BAGS
I found the design for the bags at Jones Design Company
and made them by printing the paper and using hot glue.
|THE DRINK BAR:|
We had a simple drink selection, including Coffee, Egg Nog and Water.
The water was seasoned/decorated with lemon slices, mint and cranberries.
Remember, it's the simple things!
(Last year, we made Tree Ice Cubes with cranberries and mint, frozen inside)
|SPICED EGG NOG|
|Friends at the party!|
|Good times had by all!|
|Wish I'd taken pictures when the house was full of people.|
Oh well... I can't do it all!
Maybe I should hire a photographer to follow me around?
It may be a bit too ostentatious.
So... that's the last of the Christmas Parties.
Now... on to planning our New Year Eve Dinner Party!
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