Pink & Pretty First Birthday for Twins! (Pink Dots Party with Photo Banner)
ABOUT THE PARTY: Well, not really twins, but the daughters of two best friends born weeks apart. At 1, Dassi & Shira were already girly-girls, so their Moms knew that a "pinkalicious" party was the only way to go. The plan was a two-family buffet, barbeque with 16 people, but because of the heat - inside.
HOW THEY SET TO CELEBRATE: “We wanted it pink, pretty and personal. We did not want a branded theme and since the majority of people attending were adults, we did not want it to look like a kiddy party, but we still wanted it to be sweet. The Pink Dots tableware was perfect, and to cut down on the cost we bought solid pink napkins. (Pink Dots Lunch Plates - 2 Pkgs of 8 $5.95 each, Pink Dots Dessert Plates-2 Pkgs of 8 $4.79 each, Classic Pink Napkins- $3.49 for 50) We used 2 Pink Moire Tablecloths which really felt like linen and took the table up a notch. (Moire Tablecloth-$10.00 each). On the buffet we used a pink, ploy-lined tablecloth and ordered a Medium "Pink Dots" Buffet Basket for the hot dog and hamburger rolls (Medium Buffet Basket-$20.00 and Classic Pink Poly Lined Tablecloth - $3.00) and with balloons tied to it, it brought the festivities into the kitchen where we had the buffet set up. The Pink Fluted trays and bowls were not only beautiful, but sturdy - we used them for the BBQ, salads and the cupcakes. (2 Pink Fluted Rectangular Trays-$4.00 each; 2 Pink Fluted Serving Bowls-$4.00 each)"
"The banner was a huge hit...and huge! It covered the whole wall and the girls loved seeing their pictures on the ends. (Custom Photo Banner with 16 characters and 2 pictures-$20.00.). The top part with their names is now hanging in their room. And, no party is complete without balloons, and the tissue balloon holders were simple and fun (available upon request). Set To Celebrate made it so easy to put together with the pre-cut and curled ribbon - it looked just like the picture...how often does that happen?! The sparkle on the table with the pink dots Table Sprinkles was a fun touch. (Tissue Balloon Holder Table Topper Package - Centerpiece, Balloons and Table Sprinkles-$9.50 each).
Additional Items: 1 Package of 24 Forks, 1 Package of 24 Knives, 1 Package of 24 Spoons, 1 Pkg 24 Plastic Cups.
TOTAL SET TO CELEBRATE COST (For 16 Guests): $134.00
"The decorations and tableware made the party. It was everything we wanted it to be and more."
Shira's Mommy, Philadelphia, PA
"What a beautiful, special party! You don't expect something so nice for a first birthday." - Aunt Bea, Dassi's Godmother, Philadelphia, PA
SCHEDULE, ACTIVITIES & MENU
Guests came for hors d'oeuvres at 3pm and the BBQ started at 4:30.
Hors D'oeuvres: Roasted Pepper and Tomato & Basil Bruschetta, Creamy Lemon Hummos served with Baby Carrots, and Roasted Garlic "Bagna Calda" served with crusty bread.
Main Course: Cold Asparagus Soup Shots; BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs; Tray of Tomatoes, Red Onion & Lettuce for Burgers; Tossed Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; and Chickpea, Tomato, Cucumber, Corn & Hearts of Palm Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Dessert: Homemade Cupcakes with Pink Icing and Watermelon
Drinks: Iced Tea and Sodas.
Fun Serving Idea: "We got this idea from Set To Celebrate's Newsletter and everyone loved it! We served a chilled asparagus soup in "shot glasses". The glasses were actually glass votive candle holders shaped like little clay pots. We got them at A.C. Moore Craft Store for .90 a piece. They were the perfect size for few sips of soup!"
Outrageous Recipe: "Bagna Cauda" - Roasted Garlic in Olive oil with Crusty Bread from the Stinking Cookbook from the Stinking Rose garlic restaurant in San Francisco, CA. (For more information on this recipe, go to http://www.food.com/recipe/bagna-cauda-olive-oil-garlic-butter-and-anchovy-sauce-114729)
1 1/2 cups Peeled garlic cloves,
1 1/2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
2 oz. Butter,
1 Can (2oz)Anchovies.
1. Pre-heat oven to 275. Place all ingredients in oven casserole dish with cover. Cover and place in oven for 1 1/2 hours.
2. Serve with crusty bread chunks or slices. Have some small spoons and cheese spreaders for spreadiing the delicious, soft garlic.
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