Saturday, January 31, 2009

Emily's Baby Shower

Emily's Baby Shower
Today I had the thrill of hosting my sister's baby shower. This was exactly the kind of party I love hosting - and I've always dreamt of having the chance to throw an over-the-top, girly shower with loads of amazing homemade treats. I went a little nuts with the food, but in the end there were barely a few scraps left, so I'm glad I did!
On the menu today - Savory: Sharp Cheddar with Mango Chutney on Mini Brioche Rolls, Cucumber Tea Sandwiches with Watercress Cream Cheese, Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches, and Tarragon Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches with Pecans and Cranberries. Sweet: Pastry Cream filled Shortbread Mini Tarts with Fresh Raspberries, Chocolate Dipped Dried Apricots and Fresh Strawberries, Date Nut Spice Bread, Bittersweet Chocolate Mini Tarts with Candied Ginger, and my mother-in-law's famous Mini Currant Scones served with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam.
Shortbread Tarts with Raspberries
Opening Gifts
The Spread
Grandmother to be
Suzy & Emily
Suzy & I


Desperately Seeking Gina said...

Your food looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

That kid is lucky to have an aunt like you! I'm thinking your going to be making the best spread of treats at future birthday parties!

Julie said...

I had a great time yesterday! It was great and I'm sitting here craving those scones and sandwiches again.... I need to go find some food, RIGHT NOW! Thanks for being such a wonderful hostess!

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