Sunday, 17 April 2011

While The Cat's Away...

... The mice will play, and play we certainly did!

My parents went to Tenerife last weekend and I took advantage of their 'free house' and had a dinner party for my friends.  I thought cooking for 8 was going to be a nightmare, but I was prepared and everything went very smoothly. I even made home made sorbet and chocolate truffles. Get me! Lol!

We went through 8 bottles of wine, vodka, magners and baileys, danced to the backstreet boys after dinner and played Articulate till 3am. All the signs of a successful night! 

Sorry if there are too many photos, I just couldn't narrow it down any more. As I was cooking, I forgot to take a lot of pictures, so these are a mash up of mine and my friend Michelle's pictures. Enjoy!

The Table Set-Up

Place Setting - I made menus on my computer, I rolled them up and tied with a ribbon bow to make them look pretty.

My 'homemade' Menu

Stuffed Pepper Starters - Ready to go in the oven.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken - Main Course

Me at the cooker.

Everyone ready for dinner!

Grasshopper Pie - This is actually the leftovers. I served everyone a slice with an After Eight stuck in it at an angle. It looked much prettier than this bit. 

My Homemade Truffles

I have no idea what's going on here, I was cooking, but I couldn't not include it. Obviously the girls are throwing their best poses about!

Rachel & Emily's Backstreets Back Dance - They remembered it from school!

Sean playing with the light. I love this picture!

Elvis enjoying the sunshine!

My 'Thank You' flowers and cards from my friends. Michelle bought me some natural lavender bathsalts which I can't wait to try.


  1. Ooo you put sooo much effort into it all, looks fab!! x

  2. This all looks so lovely, especially the food!! Grasshopper pie looks lush! What a gorgeous house, I really love the kitchen xx

  3. Wow this looks fab! Looks like you all had a great time, i would never be able to pull it off haha!

  4. It all looks fab! Looks like such a fun night with really yummy food, well done xx

  5. Thanks Char we had such a great night :) I wish I had room for so many people to have dinner in my house so I could do it too!!!

  6. This looks amazing! You've inspired me to attempt a dinner party, at the ripe old age of 24 (and a half) I really should give it a go! x

  7. Thank you, its hard work but worth it in the end xx



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