About Our Group

The group consists of 12 girls, each paired with a partner. Each month a partnership will host a dinner, which entails formal invitations, decorations, menus, a multi-course dinner, party favors, etc. Each year we'll have six hosted dinners, a few potlucks, and then take the summer off. The dinners are a lot of work, but a lot of fun. Each partnership will host once a year, and usually have a few months to plan. There are no set themes – be as creative as you want. This gives each of us plenty of opportunities to not only try out new recipes, but to also share an evening with friends.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chinese New Year and Murder Mystery Dinner

February's Event:

Since Chinese New Year landed in the month of February, Joni and Krissy based their theme around it. It is the most elaborate and important holiday in the Chinese calendar. Food plays a vital part in most of the festivities and these girls did an amazing job of providing delicious food but also adding some traditional food served in the festivities. 

To go along with our Chinese New Year night, the girls decided to throw in some fun by adding a Murder Mystery game.

Madame Wong, a wealthy widow, suddenly freezes and falls over, dead. She has been poisoned, by a blow dart. Everyone present could have done it as everyone had the means and the motive. Who killed Madame Wong?

Everybody came ready to play and dressed in their parts, unfortunately with the time and amount of people not present we were not able to play the Murder Mystery game and are still wondering, 'Who killed Madame Wong?' 

The food was so delicious, we are all still talking about it and the decorations were so beautiful and well put together. 

The Invite

The Decorations:

Paper Lanterns
A gold woven table runner
votive candles 

Dinner Setting:

Gold Square Charger Plate
Orange Napkin draped under the Place setting
A bowl filled with rocks and water topped with a Cymbidium Orchid 
and chopsticks

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Very Merry Un-Happy Birthday Party

January's Event:

It was so nice to get together with all the girls again, it has been months since all of us have been together since our first event in September.

Our hostesses for this month was Megan and Brooke, and they did an incredible job. The theme was 'A Very Merry Un-Happy Birthday Party' from Alice in Wonderland and on the invitation it said that we had to wear our Wonderland best. Everybody was dressed in frilly skirts, bright colored dresses and outfits fit for a tea party. Every little detail was thought of from the tea pots and cups to a beautiful pink color scheme. We all mentioned that if we were young again this would have been the best Tea Party birthday party.

The Invites: