Monday, October 29, 2012
Our get-together last Saturday was a progressive dinner hosted by four
families to celebrate our kiddo's preschool teacher, after 25 years she'll be retiring.
However, it's been about 10 years since they had her for their teacher.
That should give you an idea how special she was!
We all live within walking distance in our neighborhood, and thought
a progressive dinner sounded like fun.
I'm so sorry, I'm the worst blogger when it comes to taking photos during a party,
I just feel a tad obnoxious with my camera ~ I need to improve on being discreet!
Also, I don't know that everyone likes having their photos and weekend's events publicized.
On to the fun...
First Home ~ Appetizers
Our guest of honor, Miss Mary (in pink) and two of her fellow retired teachers.
On the menu - Smoked Salmon on pumpernickel, olives, baked brie with fig jam, crudites,
pita chips and Greek dips
Our talented hostess is a potter and made all of the beautiful serving pieces and vase.
Her husband, the gourmet, smoked the salmon. The doors were opened on the hutch
which served as a bar.
Second Home ~ Salad
Our creative friend came up with this beautifully rustic yet elegant display for the buffet table.
Weathered wood paired with silver pieces and white cinderella pumpkins.
Roasted Squash with Dried Cranberries, Walnuts and Shaved Parmesan on Mixed Greens
served with a warm Citrus Vinaigrette
Third Home ~ Entree
Can you believe this charming festive serving table was a rush job after this family attended
three soccer games before the party?
We enjoyed a fall favorite - Traditional Beef Stew with Carrots and Potatoes
and assorted warm breads.
Fourth Home ~ Dessert
It was dark when we arrived at our home, I snapped a few photos early before we headed out.
Sorry, we were too busy getting drinks and ice cream on the mini pies to get a photo
and within a short time it wasn't photo worthy!
The hot pies went on the tiered metal stand, to the right (barely visible) were the shot glasses
for milk, and donut holes were placed on top of each glass.
Caramel apples with twig sticks went on the gold tray in the foreground.
Hope you had a good imagination for all that!
I used my favorite items from our yard...leaves, pine cones and clippings in my
diy rope vase here, along with a couple of pumpkins and lots of votive candles.
Mini Apple Pie in a Jar
Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes with Milk Shots
We had a fun champagne toast, the teenagers shared their preschool memories,
we reminisced about days with preschoolers, how quickly time has passed and
how grown up they are...