Hi there! Man, this past week was a crazy one! You may have read on the very first post that Kent and I are foster-parents. (We are working to adopt J, who we have fostered for over a year now.) Last Friday we got a call asking if we would foster an 8mo little girl for a month- and we said Yes! And my work was a bit out-of-the-ordinary busy AND we found the house we are about to buy!!! Whew! No break in sight for us for the next month, but at least life will be interesting. :)
This weekend we held a Celebrating Green party for a handful of close friends and family. We were celebrating 3 very awesome greens... 1. Kent is officially out of the National Guard/AR after 6 years!!!! (army=green) 2. We started our new, green Shaklee business and wanted to have a mini-grand opening and 3. It was St. Patrick's Day!!!
I was super busy the night before making signs and getting the Shaklee stuff organized. The food I kind of came up with as I went through the grocery store on Friday. Not the best party planning I've ever done, but it worked! :) We had 3-4 different beers to drink, green champagne, green jello shots, cake pops, a stuffed baguette, a fruit tray, and Kent's favorite melted cheese and sausage/beef dip with chips. (I don't know the name of it but he insists on making it for every party and it's always the first thing gone! Forgot to take a picture.)
|We set up a little table in the front with Shaklee info.|
|This amazed (and scared) me!|
Jonathan Adler Presentation Book
I felt that something like this was very important to make since people might want to know more, but not necessarily what you read in a product guide or what I can tell them. This gives freedom to see important facts about key products easily.
These are the easiest wreaths to make!
Wrap burlap around a styrofoam form, then
cut out and pin circles to the wreath. Done!
On to the food!!!...
|Displaying all of our products behind the food so you have to see them.|
And on the right side I put out Cinch snack bar samples.
I actually bought a cake pop pan and it worked great!
|This was a flavored sparkling water mixed with champagne.|
It was... eh. Not the best, but not awful.
I don't use quite as much- Mine are thyme, parsley, goat cheese, cream cheese, and salami only. Still so good!
Have you made cake pops before? They've been around for a few years now, but I never tried them until now. Definitely a keeper for future parties!