Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Special Party!

This past weekend was full of celebrations. We traveled to see our nephew make his First Communion on Saturday and then our oldest son Jack made his on Sunday. Like most of our parties we spent a bit of time preparing food, but before I get to the menu, I thought you might like to see a few pictures of the children all dressed up.

Congratulations 1st Communion Class of 2012!

Best Buds!
These two have known each other since birth. My husband went to college with Nick's parent's and we are all the best of friends. In fact, Nick's parents also happen to be Jack's godparents. Since the boys were making their 1st communion at the same time we chose to do a combined party. 
Thanks Amy for hosting!!!

 The Cake
I finished it an hour before the ceremony!
Lesson  learned: never try a new frosting recipe the day before an event! What was I thinking? Hubby had to run out to the store to buy frosting in a tub at 7:00am.

The Flowers
I love the simplicity of having just one type of flower in the vases.

Menu
Ham
Rolls
Ziti
I chose not use mint in the recipe and changed the fruit based on the children's taste. I used cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, mango, pineapple and grapes.
Potato Salad
Garden Salad
Homemade applesauce (Courtesy of Amy's mom)
Pasta veggie salad
Cake
Chocolate covered Strawberries/Pretzels
Moon Cookies (Courtesy of Amy's mother-in-law)

I had seen the idea of putting dip in a carved out pepper on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it.
It was definitely a hit. 


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The boys made these on their retreat the week before. It was really lovely to see them all hanging during the service in church. Bravo to my friend Amy who had the foresight to hire a local college student to be at the house while we were all at the ceremony. That is the trickiest part of hosting an event when you are not there prior to the party. She helped set up the food, put things in the oven, brewed coffee etc. When we arrived at the house our guests were starving and they did not have to wait to eat.
It was a busy weekend but a great one!

Jen
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11 comments:

lulabellesview said...

Congratulations to Jack! Sorry about the frosting mishap, but it looks like Plan B was a success. Everything looks delicious. Yum!

Christina said...

Congratulations Jack! It looks like Jack and Caitlyn both celebrated their First Communion on the same day!

Pink Witch said...

Recognized Skan Lake when 1st saw pics of your blog, but then saw pics of St. Mary's where my husband has taught religious ed since 2001 when he retired from the Navy to teach high school in Auburn. Greetings from the lower west side of the lake. Husband's family is the Legg's - original revolutionary war soldier land grant.

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