Monday, May 23, 2011

Wine and Cheese

On Sunday evening we had friends over for a wine and cheese.

In the afternoon I baked pumpkin cupcakes with a salted caramel butter cream.


I also made a chocolate dump cake using this recipe, but after taste testing it, I decided it was sub-par, and not good enough to serve.  It just tasted like an average chocolate cake. 
I froze it for the hubby to eat with ice-cream.


I set the table with an assortment of cheeses, cheese fondue, crackers, bread, olives, pickles, cheese, sausage, and the cupcakes.


I used some of the new platters that we had the hubby's aunt bring us home from Mexico.  She lives there, and offered to get us a whole bunch of dishes.  We gave her $300 and asked her to get what she could for that.  We got a complete place setting for 12, as well as numerous serving dishes.  
I am pretty pumped about them!


I donned a pink dress, and pretty feather in my hair (I am thinking of wearing the feather clip for my sister's wedding with soft curls - what do you guys think?)


We put out fresh flowers, lit some candles, opened a bottle of wine, and spent the evening visiting, laughing, and eating with both old and new friends.


Today was a holiday for Canadians (Victoria Day), but tomorrow we are back at work.

How was your weekend?  
Have you ever been to or hosted a wine and cheese party?

16 comments:

Laura said...

Hosted? I've never even been to a wine and cheese party, haha. Those cupcakes - frosting especially - look great! I bet your guests were blown away by the spread.

Allysia said...

Even an "average" chocolate cake sounds pretty awesome right about now. :) The cupcakes look beautiful, and I love those dishes! So fun and colorful.

Sounds like a fun way to spend Victoria Day! At least it wasn't pouring rain this year. :)

Allison said...

Wow! So gorgeous. I wish I could go to a wine and cheese party. What lucky guests you had :)

Simply Life said...

oh those cupcakes look perfect! you always host the best looking food parties!

Kacy said...

I love wine and cheese parties! I've never hosted them, but I've attended a few :)

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Love love the new plates! And I give the feathers two thumbs up.

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

You are the best hostest ever!!

Those dishes are GORGEOUS!!! :) I'm sure you will have loads of fun with them!!

Losing in the City said...

i love a great wine and cheese party... i have never hosted one but have attended.. your spread looks superb :-)

One Healthy Apple said...

Beautiful setup! I love the unique touches, flowers, and of course those cupcakes. I would love to host a wine and cheese party.

I have seen an idea to set out butcher paper and place the food on it with the labels written directly on the paper next to the food...still on my to do list.

Averie said...

your dishes are great! i love them!

your hair sounds perfect the way you describe it...and omg it has gotten SOOOOO long!!! since i saw you in Nov! wow, beautiful!

thanks for catching up on all my posts...you're amazing :)

and wine and cheese party? have been to and hosted plenty. as in every weekend in my early 20s involved lots of wine AND cheese!

Kelly said...

WOW !! It all looks soooo great! The way you presented everything.. I love it ! Your hair looks fab also! I think it will look beautiful with soft curls and the pink feather for the wedding :)

Anne Marie said...

LOVE the flower clip. It's beautiful! I've never hosted a wine and cheese party but I've been to one at work :)

Scott @ Inexpensive Eating said...

Wine & cheese? I want to come to your house...

Lauri (redheadrecipes) said...

What an awesome gourmet spread!! Yummmm!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

My 30th bday party was sort of a wine and cheese party since that was one of the food stations!

You are definitely a fabulous, fabulous host!

mymarblerye said...

you are seriously kidding me about this party....it looks fake cause it's amazing!!! GAHHHHH we need to discuss food buzz once I get started at my job!