Chirp!:

    Sunday, December 16, 2007

    Party went well

    There were 16 of us, and the salads were 'regular' size, not catering size, hence the variety.
    We've still got lots of leftovers though, yum yum !

    Which is good, as when we finally sat down after a day of prep, neither AB or I really felt like eating much. But the rain came early and went away, so we were still able to eat out, and there were lots of compliments on the food, so thoroughly worth the effort.

    AND, it's my last gig for the year - no more tradies, no more cleaning, no more cooking, no more planting, no more running about like a blue-arsed fly. That's it. What a relief !

    Someone brought an 8yr old, who was a really fun companion for MC. They played backyard cricket, jumped on the bed, ran around, read books and watched the Spongebob Squarepants Movie. MC was awake from 7.30am to 12.30pm yesterday ( with no nap ), and awoke this morning at 9.45am. Slept like a log, as you could imagine...

    Today we're inviting the inlaws over to help hoover some leftovers.
    That, and the house is still clean, so might as well see people while the going's good.

    Three pics I took before we got down to the wire and people started arriving and the pressure was on:






    26 comments:

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    Straight out of Vogue Entertaining, beautiful.

    CelloBella said...

    Wow - I love that caprese salad. It looks so festive.
    Mmmm hungry now...
    CB
    x

    shula said...

    Utterly gorgeous.

    Uli said...

    I'm glad it went well, I did think of you when I woke up to the rain yesterday morning.

    That good looks stunning.

    Uli said...

    That food, even, looks stunning. And good, obviously.

    bluemountainsmary said...

    Is there no end to your talents? That all looks just spectacular. You have inspired me to see if I can find an inexpensive but nice punch bowl as I think that would help make the table special for the kids. Obsessing about punch!!

    I am so very glad you can try and grab some down time now.

    muser said...

    I'll stick with the "that good looks stunning." :)

    Holly & Scolly said...

    Looks too good to eat! Great photos too.

    Melody said...

    Gees how posh. Next thing you know there will be *another* online magazine contacting you for recipes and photos of your party food! *heehee* Looks fabulous...

    And what about the punch? How did that go? And how did you make it?

    Kirsty said...

    What a glorious spread. Great work

    Suse said...

    Oh my. Catching up on a few posts and drooling over your partay food.

    And can I have a squizz at your magazine spread, pretty please?

    Louise said...

    Ooooh yummy! We had Daph's party o Saturday too - glad the weather cleared to send the kids outside!

    Joke said...

    The caprese, made with bite-sized bits, is the apex of the thing.

    -J.

    Kim said...

    Dude, that's some serious polishing commitments in the background.

    KikiMiss said...

    It's nearly midnight (in Qld) and I'm sitting here licking my lips over that seafood platter, thanks...nooooow what am I going to eat? Probably Corn Flakes again.

    Does anyone else eat a regular midnight snack like me? (and no I'm not pregnant!).

    telfair said...

    OMG...the prawns...they look amazing.

    meggie said...

    All seriously fabulous!!

    Fairlie said...

    Very nice photographs. Do you style all your food before you eat it, or is it just for special occasions? I want to eat at your place!

    (And sticking my hand up for the punch recipe, please!)

    Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

    Yum!
    I was at a party on Saturday and the food was nowhere near as nice as that.
    They didn't even bother to decant from the Safeway coleslaw tub into a decent dish.
    Next year I'm coming to yours.

    Stomper Girl said...

    Your food looks so professional. No wonder everyone raved. You'll have to get entertainers in next year if you're that posh, I know a good tap dancing troupe who will work for food....

    Surfing Free said...

    Yum! I love salads .. if you have any left and I also love clean homes ;) Sounds like a wonderful time.

    Muzbot said...

    *drool*
    What a spread! Looks all so tasty. Great pics H&B. Seriously "Vogue Entertaining" quality. I've never seen a salad look so Christmasy. Yum.

    Jo said...

    Your photos are amazing - straight out of a mag. Are you a food stylist???

    Kirsty ...Lollibchie said...

    Great looking food!! I so don't like cooking but I loooove eating good food. Also always go all out to impress when friends come over ...I don't know why I get some kind of high from it... but the kids suffer on the day of the show like LOOK OUT if you get in my way or make a mess!!!
    I have had half a bottle of champers before I got on the PC and I am feeling SOOOOO envious that you are having a bub!!! You would think after 4, who get in the way when I want to entertain!!! That I would be over it....NO...Its such a great time in your life.Any way enough drunk talk!! LOL

    Victoria said...

    That food looks delicious. I am impressed.

    Gina said...

    Exquisite presentation. Fresh and beautiful.

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