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, May 24, 2011

Parisian Soirée

April's Event:

Our hosts for this month was Ashley and Darleen. These girls took it to the next level and transformed the dining room into what I believe would be a 1900's night club feel. The dining room already had the french-inspired feel from the large chandelier, beautiful wallpaper, and the grandness of the room. We were all taken back and loved eating beneath a sky of vintage umbrellas and parasols.

The Invite

The Decorations

Darleen took vintage black and white umbrellas and hung them upside down from the ceiling. She used the 3m hooks to suspend the umbrellas and they left no marks on the ceiling. Great way to make a grand entrance! The umbrellas gave that Parisian feel and made the party intimate and whimsical. Feather centerpieces gave a little burlesque drama. Flower centerpieces of peonies and tulips brought a pop of color and this is where the eggplant purple was incorporate in the table setting.

I had to blow this one up, it truly was amazing decorations.

The Menu


Ratatouille Parmesan Cups (no picture)
Sirloin Crostini with Tapenade and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Brie Cheese and Fig Jam Puffs (no picture)

*Sirloin Crostini

Soup and Salad

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
Pear, Endive, and Walnut Salad

Main Entree

Broiled Sea Bass with Summer Vegetables and Saffron Jus


Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Creme Brulee
Pate Sucree

 For the Recipes

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Salad Recipe
Sea Bass Recipe

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