I've been quiet of late, coz I've been busy of late.
Hmm... who came up with the term "of late"... it sounds weird.
Any the hoo!
My bestie is getting married soon! AAAAAAAACK!
I (along with my fellow bridesmaid) hosted a pantry party at the beautiful Bonamia restaurant on Saturday morning. Yes, I said morning.
That's coz it was a breakfast party, of sorts. Which worked out excellently for us, because we were able to order scrumptious breakfasts for all the guests and were out of there by 11:30!
So Tess had the rest of the day to sort out wedding stuff etc.
The lady and her gifts
I had meant to hang up a washing line, with these dish clothes etc on it. But there was no space in the restaurant for my creativity. Boohoo. She didn't mind, either way :) Please note her totally cute outfit :) Love the apron. Wish I coulda gotten it in purple (wedding colors). But pink still works. The hat is compliments of her sister (fellow bridesmaid). I think it adds some Je ne sais quois to her already darling outfit :) hehehe
I made bouquets out of kitchen utensils, yes I did
If the vases were a bit more broader, I woulda added more spatulas to my "kitchen utensil bouquet". Oh and please note The Good Wife's Guide on your left. Its a 1955 magazine article written in all seriousness about how to be a good wife. Yeah. I know, right? Google it. Its pretty funny. :)
Choc brownies and Savoury muffins
Our family group sisters baked some "nom nom nom" worthy goodies, which I promptly decorated with my little toothpick flags :) Please see my ridiculously fabulous scarf used as a table runner.
Decor and Games
So I had created a personalized logo for Tess's party. The theme was "Theresias Kitchen". I used this logo on the thank you cards, banners, invites etc. The coins are actually made out of chocolate, and I used them as prizes when we played games.
Oh, talking about games, these 2 were super cute:
1. Guess the utensil
I printed a bunch of really interesting kitchen utensil pictures, and had her guess what it was used for.
2. Whats that powder?
I had a few different "white kitchen powders" and she had to guess (without smelling or tasting) which powder it is (eg. washing powder, flour, icing sugar)
Above would be what I'd like to call a STAPLE in every kitchen. I love me some paper towels. Anyways, the guests each sent me their favorite EASY recipe, which I will be adding to a personalized cookbook for Tess! This cookbook will include pics of the pantry party and personal messages from each guest. Guests were encouraged to give gifts that are themed around their recipe.
Eg. I shared my Luchaes Secret Molto Gustoso Pasta recipe with her (yeah, the name is awesome :) and my gift was spaghetti, pasta sauces and pasta spoons etc.
We had lots of fun and Tess appreciated the cooking tips, recipes, ingredients and kitchen goodies. I'm sure her future hubby will enjoy them too!