Earlier this year, Jaime and I hosted a jazz brunch celebration. Now that the brunch is over, I wanted to share some pictures of the invitations that we made for the brunch. We made these invitations for a retirement celebration, but I also think this design would work well for a dinner party, bridal shower or baby shower.
While we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago, Jaime and I spent some time putting together a menu for a summer party. We wanted to serve a summery menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres that would minimize–albeit not entirely eliminate–our oven use during the party. We hosted the first of what we hope will be many gatherings in our new home this past weekend. Here is what made our final menu–displayed on my DIY chalkboard:
The sesame chicken, stuffed mushrooms, and prosciutto rolls all required baking, but we baked these at the very beginning of the party and then turned off the oven and kept them warm in chafing dishes. We served some of our favorite recipes at this party and I plan to share many of the recipes here on this blog. Continue reading