Ringing in 2015!

Event Details

Instead of worrying about what bar to go to and whether or not it was worth it to pay $100 for open bar & food, my roommate & I decided to host a New Year’s Eve Party this year. Since both of us had to work on New Year’s Eve, we decided to keep the menu simple, but elegant. Also to keep costs down, when people asked what they could bring we told them to bring sparkling wine which we used as a part of our signature drink! Overall, it was a great evening with good food & even better friends!
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Bridal Shower for S&E

Event Details

Last weekend my mom, sister, & I threw a bridal shower for my brother’s finance. We went with a beach theme and our color scheme was blue with yellow accents. The menu ended up being the perfect amount & variety of food, plus everything was ready within 10 minutes of the guests arriving so we could all enjoy the party!  Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Party

Event Details

This year I hosted my second annual Valentine’s Day party. This year I decided to throw a cocktail party and it turned out fantastic.


My House

Number of Guests

Approximately 8 Adults




Red, White, and Pink

The Menu


Mini Mac & Cheese

Pigs in a Blanket

Spinach Dip with Baby Carrots, Heart Shaped Cucumbers, & Heart Shaped Pumpernickel bread

Caprese Salad Skewers

Heart Shaped Cheese & Crackers


Heart Shaped Brownies

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Trail Mix



Assorted Beer


Antipasto & Cheese Tray

Antipasto and Cheese platters are an sophisticated and delicious yet easy way to start off a delicious meal or be the center piece of a cocktail party.Below is a picture antipasta & cheese platter I made for a Black & White themed sit down dinner last year.

The cheese portion of the platter includes brie and a sharp white cheddar with fig preserves and honey for dipping. The antipasto portion has kalamata olives, marinated artichoke hearts, peperoncinis, stuffed hot peppers, roasted red peppers, and bruschetta skewers. Its all served with a french baguette.

An added bonus to antipasto trays is that most of the marinated options will keep in your refrigerator for a long time. That way you can buy in bulk and always have some on hand.