Fun, fun party!!
I didn’t really keep track of my eats tonight. I just enjoyed myself, ate until I was full, drank a few and stopped with I was starting to feel it. A very moderate night, but also a very fun night 🙂
We spent the afternoon polishing my grandmother’s silver…
And cutting out paper hearts…
…Setting up candles
And then Nate arrived with valentine’s cards, conversation hearts (my favorite!) and a bag full of Trader Joe’s goodies! (Our party was pot luck which was so much fun!)
Boys assembling platters –
Nate’s artichoke dip –
Veggies + hummus
The. Best. White. Cheddar (Vermont, from TJ’s) with caaaashi crackers (Hi Kate!! We missed you!) and corn crackers –
Our contribution to the evening was a Smoked Salmon Mousse. Easy as pie to make and quite delicious, although a bit too salty. My only adaptation was that I used lite sour cream. It gelled perfectly.
Plus a bunch of toasted GH bread in the form of crostini
I also made this Red & White Salad – Mixed Greens, Strawberries, Red Pepper, Craisins, Feta + Raspberry dressing (Annie’s) on the side – for some green!
Amanda + Justin brought Wild Mushroom Risotto – best mushroom risotto to date!
And Diana + Dan brought these delicious Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes with Pink Frosting!
We also made POMtinis!! This was a casual mixture (meaning I don’t really know the proportions) of POM, vodka, chambord and seltzer. Delish!
I took the night off from photo journaling – it was too hard to photograph every bite while we were standing and chatting!! Here are the highlights, with a bunch of bites inbetween (and a heavy emphasis on crackers + cheese!)
Some white wine (champagne glasses are so fun – and the portions are smaller!)
A virgin POM drink, half empty –
A touch more – plus I had a few red wine sips –
Plus a few bites of the husband’s White Chocolate Cherry Babka!
The V. Crew
We love Nate!
The house is now put back together, and to all a good night!