September 9, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kitty-mom!

Last Saturday was a flawless day in Virginia Beach, perfect for celebrating a milestone birthday. We decided on a cocktail party with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The guests arrived wearing themed hats!!

My sister Emily made truffled deviled eggs, which were heavenly. The food was simple yet elegant, and by the end of the party, it was gone. A good indication that it was a success!! Beets on arugula with goat cheese and chopped walnuts, dates drizzled with honey and manchego cheese, figs with balsamic glaze, Parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper, Louisiana pickled shrimp, hearts of palm stuffed with bleu cheese, baby fingerling potatoes with caviar and sour cream... It was one of those spreads where one thing just looked better than the next!!

We were entertained by the fabulous Steve Organ, who sang and played his guitar throughout the event. The cake was masterfully made by Burgess Hodges!

The party was an enormous success. Fun was had by all, especially the birthday girl. I can't wait for next year...and the eggs.