Ladies’ Dinner Part Two

Ready for part two of the Ladies’ dinner?! If you want to read the first half, click here.

I love decorating for parties. It’s so fun to have a concept and see it come to completion. This little party turned out just right, everything I had hoped. Good company, good fellowship, good food. So here are a few more photos to show the rest of the event:

Yummy, yummy food. I really love to see it all laid out like that.

Isn’t the flower arrangement gorgeous? I brought a bunch of flowers to my Mom and begged asked her to arrange them for me. She is so much better at it than I am and so I knew I was in good hands. She did such a great job. And now we have the arrangement sitting in front of the lectern for the rest of the fall season so we can keep enjoying it.

A little bit closer… It’s beautiful, thanks Mom! And now, onto the food:

My favorite part about food is dessert so we will start there. For each food item I had a little card that said what it was and a list of the ingredients. We have a few people that have allergies so it is nice for them to be able to identify what is in everything. The recipe for these peanut butter brownies came from here and they are tasty!

I made 3 desserts and my favorite was these pumpkin cupcakes. I’m not usually a pumpkin-in-dessert fan but these were amazing! I think it may have had something to do with the cinnamon cream cheese frosting! The recipe can be found here. I just made them mini size instead of regular cupcake size. That way, we could all have a taste of each of the 3 desserts :)

The mini apple pies were also tasty. I used a recipe from The Mennonite Cookbook so I don’t have a link for it but if you ever want to make yummy food from scratch, that is a wonderful cookbook. I have never made anything from it that I didn’t like.

We also had a few appetizers. Three was once again the magic number. There were fruit kabobs, caprese on a stick, and a brie cheese appetizer.

The brie cheese appetizer was really good and super easy. I bought toasted wheat thins and spread brie cheese on them. Then I sprinkled them with crushed pistachios and set them on a bed of baby spinach. The flavors were really good together.

Since we don’t have kitchen facilities at our church, anything hot has to be in a crock pot if we want to keep it that way. So, an easy thing to bring is soup. Once again I chose three soups, white chicken chili, broccoli cheddar, and harvest soup. I don’t have the recipes for these online but they were all wonderful and I wouldn’t mind making them each again soon!

I bought little chalkboards at Michaels and wrote the name of each soup. I think they look really cute and I can use them again in the future!

I also scattered some more plants in books on the food table along with some other stuff that came from my house or my Mom’s house.

Most of the stuff above is my Mom’s. I love the wooden saltine cracker box.

And that about wraps it up! Aren’t parties the best?

Like I said previously, I am leaving for a little vacation so I’m not sure how often I will be posting in the next week. I have some things lined up so hopefully I will remember to get them posted :)

I hope you all have an excellent weekend!!