Turning 37 in Style {Party Menu}

 

Fashionista party

Fashionista Party!!

A couple weeks ago I turned 37 and hosted a fashion birthday party to celebrate in style. You can check out all the fun party details HERE if you missed the first post.  It was so much fun to shop with all my girlfriends inside my own home.   We drank, we ate, we shopped, and just celebrated all the things that women love.

 

I am back to share the menu that I choose for this party because it was quick and easy, perfect for any celebration.

Inspiration for my own”Make Your Own Mimosa Bar from Every Scrap Countz

I had found this photo (above) on Pinterest a while back and it inspired me to have my own “Make Your Own Mimosa Bar”.  Who doesn’t like champagne and doesn’t it just go hand and hand with shopping and celebrating???   It is easy to stock (just buy your favorite champagne) and some pure fruit juice or puree.  I offered four different kinds of “add-ins”.

make your own champagne bar

Mimosa Bar Flavors

  • Mimosa (Champagne and Orange Juice)
  • Bellini (Champagne and Peach Puree)
  • Razzle Dazzle (I made up this name but it is simply Champagne and Raspberry Puree)
  • Strawberry Fizz (Another made up name but simply Champagne and Strawberry Puree)

Make your own Mimosa Bar

 

To go with the champagne, I served a few of my favorite easy to make appetizers.

 Goat Cheese and Scallion Crostini 

goat cheese and scallion crostini appetizer recipe

Amy introduced me to this easy entertaining appetizer and it seems to be a staple at each and every party we host (alone or together!).  It is so fresh, fragrant, colorful and the EASIEST APPETIZER EVER! Seriously, it has FOUR ingredients and takes less then FIVE minutes to make, but your guests will never know.


Ingredients

  • One loaf of french bread, sliced
  • One bunch scallions (green onions)
  • One package of goat cheese, softened
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Turn on your broiler so your oven is ready
  2. Puree the scallions (white and green parts) in a food processor, adding olive oil until it resembles a sauce (don’t over mix, you just want it to be spreadable)
  3. Spread the scallions/olive oil on french bread, then spread a nice chunk of goat cheese on top.
  4. Broil 2 to 3 minutes until golden, serve immediately & enjoy!!

Caprese Skewers

Caprese skewers recipe

Caprese Skewers

Here is another simple hors d’ oeuvre that uses three very fresh ingredients and is always a popular choice.  It take a tiny bit of time to skewer each one together but once you are done, they look and taste wonderful.

Ingredients

  • Fresh mozzarella (the small round balls)
  • Fresh basil
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Toothpicks or kabob skewers

Directions

  1. Slice grape tomatoes in half
  2. Create an assembly line of skewers, cheese, basil and tomatoes
  3. Skewer a mozzarella ball, a basil leaf and 1/2 a tomato onto each skewer (flat side down)
  4. Serve on a pretty white platter or in a fancy glass
  5. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze (glaze can be purchased at most stores in the vinegar aisle and is thicker and sweeter than most balsamic vinegars)
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste

We also enjoyed cupcakes, however there isn’t a recipe as they came from Wegman’s and they were delicious! After all, what’s a birthday party without {a little} cake?

barbie cupcakes

I hope your next birthday celebration is at tasty as mine was!!

Thanks for stopping by~

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  1. That looks like such a fun party! hope you had a happy birthday :)

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