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!