Sunday, August 4, 2013

Engagement Party | Petaluma, Ca

This year is an awesome year for my husband and I because we each have a sibling getting married.  My sister and my husband's brother.  No they aren't marrying each other, but are engaged to two really fun and special people.  Their weddings are one week apart in October and I can't wait to attend them both.

This year has been filled with engagement parties, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties.  It's taken me awhile to get these photos pulled together because this amazing party actually happened back in May.  I have some bridal showers photos to share eventually too.  Be on the lookout.

My mom throws an incredible party.  No matter what the occasion, she cooks and cooks and cooks and creates food that is incredibly delicious.  On top of her cooking talents, she rivals Martha Stewart when it comes to crafting and hosting.  Needless to say the engagement party for my sister and her fiance was beautiful.  Every single piece of food here was made by her, except maybe the fruit and veggie trays.  Even the salami was homemade.  I helped out with the cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, because if you know me, that's what I live for, and my Grandma and Aunt each brought a dish, but other than that this was her masterpiece.  Enjoy!

The happy couple

Bride & Mom

The happy couple and my parents

The happy couple and his mom and stepdad

Chocolate Chip Cookies & Toffee

Cake Pops

Chocolate & Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

The start of the dessert table

Walnut Tart, Lemon Tarts & Chocolate Tarts

Berry Bowls, Lemon Hearts, Chocolate & Peanut butter truffles in a Chocolate lace basket

Lemon Souffles

Antipasto Skewers

 Veggies & Dip, Antipasto Skewers, Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Tex Mex Wontons, Zucchini Madeleines & Sausage Roll

Homemade Picnic Salami & Fruit, Salmon Cheesecake

Fedrick Beef, Antipasto Skewers, Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Pork Riblets


Candace Holloway said...

Your parties are absolutely adorable! Every last detail is perfect! I have seen these food labels a lot lately, can you tell me how I can make these? Thanks!

alison donahue said...

Thanks so much! I got the food templates from here somewhere, not sure exactly where but they have wonderful free DIY stuff!