It’s no secret that I love parties. I love them. I love planning them (weeks in advance). I love making the food for them. I love decorating for them. I just love them.
And this weekend, we had a retirement party for Sally – which meant lots of preplanning.
It was an appetizer/dessert party and Patrick and I were in charge of desserts. Mousse was on the menu.
The eggs were all unfertilized, thank god.
Have you ever made mousse? It requires a lot of whisking. Whisking of the chocolate/butter combo. Whisking of the cream. Whisking of the….I’m sure there’s more whisking because when I was finished, I was sore.
And there are also lots of dishes to clean after making mousse.
But finally, I was finished with the chocolate mousse. And OMD (oh my deliciousness) it was good. But Patrick wasn’t there with the mini martini glasses in time, so I just put them in plastic baggies in the fridge until he arrived for plating.
We also hulled and stuffed strawberries with cream cheese frosting and chocolate mousse. Another OMD moment.
And then my favorite: Berry Trifle. One of the easiest recipes, but also one of the most delicious.
Served in mini trifle dishes, it looks amazing.
So when we were done with the desserts, we went on to chopping veggies for veggie squares:
The food looked so good:
The desserts looked pretty bomb, too.
The lanterns always add that extra touch, I think. 2 party decorations I’m obsessed with: triangle banners and paper lanterns.
Oooooh, but the best part of all? The party guests. More specifically, the baby guests.
Nothing says party like a sequined tiny-size Nicole Miller dress. Nothing.
And the tiniest of guests was tuckered out. But so beautiful anyway.
She slept the entire party.
And some after, too.