Sunday, December 25, 2011

Holiday Party

Our annual Holiday party was on Friday night and it was, as always, a blast! We served hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. We invited families with kids as well so the menu also had some kid friendly food!
The Menu:

-Spiced Nuts (Recipe here)
-Cheese Plate
-Veggies with Dip
-Shrimp Cocktail
-Fried Mozzarella Balls (Recipe here)
-Pigs in a Blanket
-Spanakopita (Recipe here) (I also added some dill and egg whites to this recipe)
-Assorted Subs
-Endive, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad
-Chicken Satay on Skewers with Peanut Sauce
-Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Pictures from the Party:

Some of our Holiday decor! The swan is from Pottery Barn

The bar

A Holiday touch- cranberries in the champagne glasses

Our Tree

Chaffing dishes for the Chicken Satay, pigs in a blanket, and fried mozzarella balls

Hors D'oeuvres 

Cheese Plate


Assortment of Subs

Endive, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad


Shrimp Cocktail

Cookie boxes (Each family brought a plate of cookies for to share)

What I wore: Dress-Macy's Pumps-Nordstrom


Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Greetings!!

This is my absolute favorite time of year! I love all of the decorations, parties, and beautiful snow (if we had any!)
T-6 days until our holiday cocktail party. We just finalized our menu which I will be sharing shortly! In the mean time here are some fun links from around the web!

25 Interesting Ways to Wear Scarves - I always run out of scarf ideas so I am going be using this vid a lot!

Adorable Cupcake Decoration- This might show up on our party menu!

Fun Video Timeline from Madewell- I spent about 10 min on this link it is very cute!

For all of the "New Girl" fans, a post from Zooey Deschanel with tips for a winter body - LOVE.

Pretty Up-do Perfect for a Holiday Party - I tried this hairstyle and discovered that it works best with slightly dirty hair because it holds better or with a texturizing product

And a Sparkly Dress to Go with Your Hair - Perfect for a fun New Year's Eve!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time Flies!

Time has definitely flown by! As the holidays are quickly approaching expect more blog posts from me to come! My vacation starts in one week and I have already made a fun list of things I want to accomplish (lot's of reading!) Our annual Holiday party is already in its planning phase so I will post more on that topic as well! Until then... here are some photos I took on Thanksgiving on our walk between dinner and dessert! It's hard to believe that although we had a white Halloween and Thanksgiving that the past week has had temperatures in the 60's! I don't know about everyone else but I am dreaming of a white Christmas! Side note, these photos were taken with my new Nikon D3000 which I absolutely LOVE! I have more photos from the summer that I took with the D3000 on my photography website Looking Glass Photography!

P.S. Make sure to check out Michael BublĂ©'s new album! It combines my two favorite things- Holiday music and Michael BublĂ©!