Well, I realize it’s a bit late in the season to be sharing this but I promised pictures from my annual Holiday Dessert Party so…..better late than never.
Actually, I was going to pretend I had forgotten.
You see, I had managed to snap a few pre-party pics of the kitchen as it was being set up.Some bows on the doors (and idea I have totally stolen from my sister Paula who throws her own Holiday extravaganza) set a festive sort of feel I thought.
And I saw this fun idea in a magazine. They suggested printing out a couple of drink recipes for guest to mix their own holiday cocktail. This made sense to me as, several years ago, I decided that everyone would enjoy chocolate martinis…… and spent my ENTIRE evening making them….over and over again…..
So the kitchen was looking good and I was feeling positive. And then, as always, I recognized the enormity of work I still had to do and the camera got put away never to emerge again.
Well, sort of.
My good friend Christine, when she heard there were no photos grabbed my camera and did her best mid-party picture snapping.
The problem, of course, is that the lights are dim so all these shots look a bit like we were partying in a vaguely festive cave but I assure you all was sparkly and inviting looking.It’s a dessert party (because that’s all I ever want to eat) so we had:
Of course, since this is my party, there were pies! And lots of them!
Individual Cherry Pies (gone before a picture could be taken – which is a good sign I think)
Brownie Shots (dark chocolate brownie, chocolate chip cookie dough topped with Baileys spiced whipped cream)
In addition there were Khalua Balls, Mini Cheese Cakes, Red Velvet Cake Pops, Vanilla Cake Pops, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Coconut Dream Layer Bars and Cinnmon stars and Peppermint Patty Cookies…there were more but I’ve forgotten….
In short – everyone left in a sugar coma and all was right with the world!
……..and now it’s on to planning for next year (and stealing more ideas from my sister).