Monday, October 22, 2007

What a Wonderful Time!

Well Saturday I had my harvest dinner party and it was a success. My guests really enjoyed themselves. They especially liked the party favors I handed out. Everyone, including the men put on the masks I made.

The food was setup buffet style. I added lifts so that the food sat at different heights and covered the table with a fall leaf tablecloth. I mixed silk leaves and mini pumpkins/gourds inbetween the dishes and lit tapered candles which gave the table a nice affect. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo to share. I was so busy making sure everything was in order, that I forgot to take pictures. When I thought of it, it was hours later which by then was too late. I served, appetizers: a fruit platter (which was the tables centerpiece), peppered herb cheese balls and bake crab rangoon. The main dishes were: chili, pulled pork, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, collard greens, potato salad and cornbread. For desert there was apple pie and oreo cheesecake. On my bar I set up the drinks for making cocktails and next to the bar in a cooler were soda and beer.

The weather was soo beautiful too. Some of the guests sat out on the balcony to eat and congregate. Then when the sun went down I turned on the orange lights and lit the candles on the chandeliers. We played cards and danced until midnight.

For me, the best part was I didn't have to clean up afterwards. My bf and a couple of my guests took care of everything. A perfect ending to a perfect evening. Now that that's over it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving (along with preparing for Christmas).

1 comment:

Tara said...

Sounds like a great meal!