I love parties, soirees, gatherings, shin digs…what have you. Any excuse to put together a social event and I am all over it! My favorite part of the day was baking with Katie and making everything (very hastily). I got a little later start than I should have even having done a full day of prep the day before. I always tend to be overly ambitious in my menu planning than time actually allows. Ce la vie.
Strawberry Mini Bundt Cakes with Cameo Chocolates
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecakes
Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Key Lime Tarts Key Lime Cake Pops
Melon ball Skewers
Candied Bacon Ice Cream
Lemon infused Water
Even though I didn’t get my candied bacon ice cream done I’d say it was totally successful. We ended up having tons of extra desserts which I had to immediately disperse to my neighbors so I didn’t eat it all myself! I would make everything again with just a few tweaks, mainly in presentation which I just simply ran out of time for. I would have chocolate dipped half of each macaroon, sprinkled the moon pies with confectioners sugars, glazed the strawberry bundt cakes and garnished the raspberry cheesecakes with a single raspberry each on top. The details just make everything look finished and more appetizing. Alas, I will let the perfectionist in me rest and be happy because it really was all just wonderful
The jewelry part of it was really fun too. I got to share all the baubles and bling that I love with my neighbors and girlfriends. Stella and Dot has traveled with me here to Charlotte as a part-time business. You can visit my website www.stelladot.com/kendraleelarsen if you liked some of what I had displayed you can order directly from my site. This month I am up to renew as a stylist and since I have been buying it more for myself than selling it to people I may not continue with it. (I’m just not the pushy salesperson type) Let me know what you think or if you are in the area and would like to host a jewelry party at your house! You just send me a guest list, I send the evites and bring over the bling and it’s as easy as that. I was hoping it would be a fun way to meet new people in the area too. I’m looking forward to the next excuse for a party! Cheers!