I wasn’t going to do this post today, but I got many requests, so by popular demand, I present you the post with the details about my birthday party including: concept and food buffet… Unfortunately I can’t post many of the party photos, because I want to protect my friends’ privacy, so I have mostly food photos for you today. But let’s start with the whole concept. And I ask you once again, to please bear with me!
I had very few guests at my party, mostly my closest friends. An invitation was sent to 5 ladies, telling them to come to my house on Saturday the 19th at 16.00 o’clock, for a beauté and linner (combination of lunch and dinner) party, bringing only their appetite and good mood… What they didn’t know was that I had a little surprise for them! The beauté part included having their nails pampered by a professional manicurist (the lovely and very talented Elena! – if you live in Thessaloniki, I can give you her number). Elena, spent 8 whole hours at my house, doing manicures and pedicures to me, my mom, and my friends, and that was my gift to my lovely friends. Thank you so much Elena, you were amazing!
While one of us at a time was having her manicure/pedicure done, the others were having conversations or enjoying the delicious buffet, which consisted mostly of finger food. As I told you, my mom and I were working in the kitchen for 3 whole days, to prepare this buffet, and it was all worth it because my friends had all great things to say about it. And I was really excited that everyone was more than satisfied with my selections, since the menu was created by me. I’ll leave the pics do most of the talking, and I’ll put some details in the captions below each photo.
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The left part of the table was the corner of desserts. Peanut butter cookies, vanilla cupcakes with 3 frostings, and red velvet cupcakes all made by me, marshmallows, and small cookies, waiting to be dipped in the chocolate fountain
“Blinis with whipped cream, and strawberries” (inspired by this pin on Pinterest), and “Skewers with mini tomatoes, mozzarellas, and basil leaves” (which were a huge hit among my friends).
From left to right: “Schnitzel bites” served with home-made honey-mustard sauce (made by me), “meatballs”, “canapés with shrimps in cocktail sauce” (made by me),”canapés with slices of cucumber and smoked salmon, and small club sandwiches.
As the table gets filled we have a few more food additions: fresh bananas and strawberries to be dipped in chocolate, from the small chocolate fountain at the back. Tortilla chips for the home-made guacamole and marinara sauce on the right (which went well with the mozzarella sticks from the first photo-on the bottom right corner), and Shrimp Salsa (following this recipe).
As you can see I left my coffee on the table to get these photos (oops!) hehe It was good though: instant freddo cappuccino for all the ladies at the party.
And here, on the right of the coffee we have some small home-made chorizo and cheese pies (pitakia in Greek). Oh and I almost forgot, on the top right of the photo, we have cheese and ham home-made crepes (which you can see well in the first photo).
And now that we’re finished with the party buffet, and all the food, let’s continue with some nail photos.
Elena at the job, doing Maria’s ombre pink manicure
My nails as posted on my Facebook page, photographed the next day. Fluo pink for my nails (can’t see the true color here), and bright pink for my toenails.
After 21.30, the party continued with drinks, more music and food, with the coming of our male-friends (friends and boyfriends). Unfortunately my bf couldn’t be here for the party, but I can’t complain, since he was here for my actual birthday on Wednesday the 16th. The girls experimented with cocktails while the boys chose more classic drinks.
But the surprises weren’t over yet! When each one of the girls had to leave, she was taking one of the personalized goodie bags with her, to remember me and the party. The goodie bag included, a nail polish (in different color for each girl), nail stickers, a peel-off face mask, a jelly lollipop, 3 peanut butter cookies wrapped together, a small card with my blog details to check it out (I finally announced it to them!), and personalized name tags for each bag. I wish I had taken a photo to show you, but I was so busy and running like crazy in order to make everything in time for the party, that I totally forgot. But I got Maria from Style Bows to pose for me with her goodie bag, when she was leaving the party.
You can’t see the content of the bag, but you can see the personalized name tag (it says Maria in Greek-written with glitter glue). It’s something. And I think I described them as thoroughly as I could.
Sorry for this huge post, but I wanted to describe everything for you, in order to feel as if you were here with us. Wish I could invite you all to my party! That would be amazing! But for now, the photos must be enough.
Thank you so much for bearing with me, all of you who “bothered: to actually read what I wrote. I hope you liked this post. Be prepared for 3 more posts with the outfits I wore on my birthday, at my party, and at my second “party” with the “grown-ups” last Sunday!!!
Kisses to all of you! Have a great weekend!