For our 30th we had a woodland fairy tale themed dinner party.
Joey did the cocktail hour and Beau’s cake, my mom made dinner and my cake AND DID THE DISHES!, Lucy did the invites, Joey and I decorated and put together all the little touches, my dad did a game, and Beau’s parents babysat!!
Here’s how it all went down:
When the guests arrived men were given a mushroom fern boutinier and women were given golden crowns.
They were then given the option of one of two signature cocktails:
After the cocktail hour guests came to find their spots at the table and were told to take a bite of the amuse bouche (The first bite). For our enchanted forest dinner the amuse buche was a “poisoned apple” bite (herbed creme fraiche , green apple, kiwi, salted caramel, thyme and pomegranate in a mini tart.)
Dinner was Sherwood Forest mushroom pie (my new absolute favorite thing!), a blackened roast beast, Lothlorien pear walnut salad with apricot nectar, lavender glazed snow “white” peas and carrots, and pear gorgonzola crostinis. I died and went to heaven.
My dad led a fairy tale, naturalism, and Bridget and Beau themed jeopardy game. (My team won, woot!)
Then we had some dancing (ballroom and swing) and gift opening. Beau got a LOT of booze, and I got the dearest things from my darling friends. I was completely in awe and am still mooning a bit over it all!
I wish I had a few more pictures of the guests, although I always say that, and then when an event happens I’m having entirely too much fun to take them!