This past Friday two of my girlfriends (Chelsea and Jess R) and I threw a shower for Jess N, who is getting married this October. The event was held at my house and it was a nice, small affair with 8 guests. We decided on a black and white theme and had simple decorations with black and white tissue poms, a lovely flower bouquet arranged by Jess R, and subtle touches of purple and green incorporated as well since those are Jess N’s wedding colors.
The menu was made up of tasty finger foods and included:
- Macaroni and cheese
- Greek pinwheels
- Ham and cheese sliders with a mustard butter sauce
- Trail bologna and swiss sliders
- Berry Brie dip with homemade pita chips
- Stuffed cherry tomatoes
- Basil boats
- Spiced nuts
- Chocolate-dipped strawberries
- Rice Krispie treats
- Mini chocolate cake trifles with raspberry cream and chocolate ganache
- Stone fruit sangria
Everything was very good, but if I must choose my favorites for the night, my top three would be: the delicious mini chocolate cake trifles (made and assembled beautifully by Jess), the stone fruit sangria (made by Chelsea-quite possibly my new favorite cocktail), and the hot ham and cheese sliders (a recipe from Annie’s Eats). I had originally planned to make purple blackberry macaroons for dessert as well, but there was a heat index of 110 degrees and what seemed like 99% humidity on the day of the shower. I tried and tried (for about an hour), but I just couldn’t get the egg whites to form anything more than a very soft peak. So, sadly, I had to scratch the macaroons- maybe I’ll get to make them some other time. 😦
It was a lot of fun planning this party with Jess and Chels. They are really wonderful girls and we made a great team. Most importantly, the bride-to-be, Jess N, had a lot of fun. All in all, it was a very successful event 🙂
Chocolate-dipped strawberries and Rice Krispie Treats
Jess’s Baked Berry Brie Dip, served with baked pita chips. This was very addicting!
Stuffed cherry tomatoes and basil boats. Both delicious, light and seasonal snacks.