Wednesday, February 16, 2011

V-day Party Recap!


We had a lovely party Saturday! We followed the menu, as planned...

The lemon minis were a hit, as usual (thanks for baking them, Melis!).

Chocolate with butter cream (thanks for baking them, Beth!) and TomKat toppers

The chocolate chip cookies with milk shots were my personal favorite, and were super popular. Em baked the cookies using this recipe
(note: she used an extra 1/2 cup of flour and they were the best ever!).
(Idea from Stephmodo, shot glasses purchased here.)

The sugar cookies were divine. I'm telling you, it doesn't get better than this recipe!

The drink table, complete with cherished heirlooms from Cookie--the decanter, the candy dish, and the napkins she sent me last spring. (My mom and I had to cry about it for a minute.)

Em and I sample the sparkling pomegranate juice.

Some of the kiddos (clockwise from top left): Mary enjoys a chocolate cupcake, Andrew takes a shot of milk (we did the hard stuff--whole milk!), Lily samples the goodies, Blaine shows me how he made his 'O' cookie into a 'C' cookie, Dean arrives, Simon and Henry check out the goods.

Shout out to my mom (thanks for bringing the raspberries every year, Mom) and my babe of a m-i-l (in a hat she felted herself, of course).

Just one of the perks about living in Southern Oregon--65 degree weather in February. The kids drew with chalk for ages and then retired to the park just a block away.

How we found the toy room and Roger after all of the guests departed!

We'd love to hear how your V-day parties went!

We love you!
Em and Anne


Vicky said...

Those cakes look divine. And you have such a sweet bump. x.

Jen@Organized-Design said...

It turned out so cute. I love love love all your cake plates!!!

Miggy said...

Love the cookies and milk shots idea.

And where in Southern Oregon are you guys??

Anonymous said...

What a lovely fĂȘte ... It looks like you were able to have a wonderful time with friends and family -- Truly, what Valentine's Day is all about!

The Parkers said...

What a great party. Looks like you guys had a lovely time. I too love that shot glass of milk with a cookie idea, I may just have to borrow that one next time.

You guys actually did inspire me to throw our own little V-day dinner party and I'm so glad I did! We just had a couple of families over and ate a nice candle lit dinner with an awesome chocolate silk pie for dessert. I think it's the perfect tradition to celebrate such a lovely holiday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bloom said...


We're in Medford/Ashland and we love it!


Your party sounds so wonderful! It's so fun to begin a new tradition!

bjahlstrom said...

You look really cute pregnant.

Sally said...

Your party looks great, as do the two of you! And I'm totally dying here...has your mom even aged in the last 20 years?

Brooke said...

The cuteness of your pregnant belly pulled me out of my non commenting ways. I just had to tell you how adorable you are. (and the food looks yummy, too)

Nicole said...

Thank you so much for posting that lemon cake recipe the other day! I ended up making that for my daughters birthday, with a raspberry filling (, your delicious frosting, and raspberries on top and it was so delicious! I just found and whole food recipe version of that cake a couple days ago that I want to try out since I have a bunch of frosting left! Found it here -

Looks like your party was amazing!!!