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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Celebrate the Season

March's Event:

Since the first day of Spring was on March 20th we decided to Celebrate the Season by having our gourmet dinner that same week. The hosts for this month were myself (Lindsey) and my partner Amanda. We wanted to bring Spring into the home by bringing in lots of flowers, lights, moss and also focus on having a light and fresh atmosphere. We brought that concept into the food, no more heavy foods, we wanted food that was light in taste and dishes that used fresh produce for the season.

The Invite

Lounge Area
We created this lounge area where we could eat our appetizers and mingle with each other. The only decorations in the lounge area were the 3 little vases with daisy's.

 Table Decorations:
We used a mixture of fresh flowers and artificial flowers scattered throughout the table. We thought it would be fun to use moss as the table runner and add a tree log as the main center decoration and surround it with flowers in pots. We added hanging mason jar lanterns to create a more outdoor-type feeling and also to add a softer touch to the evening. 

 *some of the fresh flowers we used were daffodils, succulents, and daisies. Flowers were potted in tin pots and spray painted with chalkboard paint. We had mini chalkboards on the table with spring quotes*

Tomato Tart
Stuffed Mushrooms
Caprese Skewers

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Parmesan-Poppy Twist

Main Course
Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Fresh Fruit Salsa
Haricot Verts (Green Beans)
Garden Mint Spritzer (no photo)

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Frozen Yogurt topped with Fresh Fruit

Party Favor
Terra Cotta Clay Pot
Peat Pellet
Daisy Seeds

We are ALL so happy that Spring is finally here.

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