Dress & (Headband-free gift): Modcloth
Cardi & Tights: Target
Brooch: Antique Mall
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Weekend Greetings Darlings,
As you may know from reading along, last weekend I hosted my very first dinner party which included cooking, baking, and appetizer making for 30 of our very good friends. Yes, it was quite a crowd and quite an evening! Many of our friends cooked and baked up yummies for our tummies as well so I was very fortunate to have plenty of food for this lively bunch. As for what I made, bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese, brie in pastry with candied walnuts and currants, and english cucumber topped with smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, and a caper were the hors d'oeuvres that kicked the evening off. Others contributed empanadas, a plethora of dips, and a nice little meat and cheese spread. We most definitely did not go hungry and truth be told, most of us were quite stuffed before the sit down dinner even began.
Being Italian, I whipped up a batch of homemade sauce with meatballs and hot sausage and gemelli pasta to satisfy everyone's taste-buds for dinner and let's not forget about the crusty bread with rosemary olive oil to munch on in between helpings. Are you hungry yet? I sure am I as sit here and type this all out. Anyhow, the best part of the evening was definitely the stories told around the table...I swear we laughed all night. Having moved to this new town last year, I feel very blessed to have the support of good friends like this in my life.
Oh yeah, and this is what I wore :-)