October 7, 2013
Two weekends ago, I co-hosted a bridal shower for my very good pal, Ann-Marie, with my fellow bridesmaids and it was quite the golden affair. I love celebrating my best friends and this one was especially fun to throw together. I focused on the food and drinks, while the other gals did the awesome decor and paper goods (paper design by Jayadores Design Co!).
Menu-wise, I kept it pretty simple and actually pulled a few of the recipes from Ann-Marie’s pinterest page! Insider tip: if you’re planning a party for someone, always look at THEIR pinterest page for inspo. All the things they love in one place, it’s a win-win sitch, I promise. For apps, we did a HUGE veggie platter with 3 different hummus dips, crispy chickpeas, caprese skewers, and mixed olives. For mains, we made a simple herbed quinoa, a Greek tomato and cucumber salad, mini caprese paninis with pesto, a spinach salad with strawberries, and got 2 marketplace salads from Lemonade (AM’s favorite!). For drinks, we made an old-fashioned lemonade and bought cucumber mint and blood orange lemonades from Lemonade. That’s a whole lot of lemonade talk for one sentence. Then I made 3 infused vodkas to spike the lemonades a bit: a jalapeno vodka, rosemary vodka, and berry vodka. They turned out pretty delicious, especially the jalapeno one. By the way, infusing vodka is like the easiest thing ever, so do it.
I didn’t take too many pictures and missed the majority of the decor and food (and attendees), but almost all of my good friends were in one place at the same time, which never happens, and sometimes you just gotta take advantage of that. So cheers to you, Ann-Marie! Hope you loved it!