Monday, June 2, 2014

I Could Use Another Day

I don't know about you folks, but I would have been totally open to an extra day sandwiched between Saturday and Sunday!  All in favor of instituting mandatory three day weekends, raise your right hand.  Opposed... your vote doesn't count.

Friday afternoon I go off work and headed home to start prepping for the graduation party I was asked to cater.  But as I was pulling in the drive I did get sidetracked because my peonies FINALLY bloomed! 

In Full Bloom

Aren't they lovely?!?!

Okay, back to the task at hand. Food and decorations for the party. 

JC's Graduation Party

This is just the stuff that didn't have to go in the refrigerator.  I didn't get a pic of everything crammed in there, but it was chalk full too!

Friday night I made a double batch of my So So Good Chex Mix and finished up all the paper decorations for the party.  I also loaded up all the serving dishes, utensils and drink dispensers so I wouldn't have to do that Saturday. 

Saturday morning I was up bright and early to bake chocolate cupcakes, cut fruit and veggies, make dips and BLT bites.  Thankfully the family I was doing all this for have an extra fridge and I was able to run everything down Saturday afternoon and make room for what I had to prepare on Sunday!  I spent the rest of Saturday decorating the chocolate cupcakes! 

Tutorial coming soon to a blog near you...

JC's Graduation Party

After getting the cupcakes done, I was happy to relax with some wine (and food I didn't have to make) at a friends cookout!  Burgers and brats on the grill, pasta salad and a baby announcement to top off the evening! 

Sunday I was up and at 'em early again.  With Matt's help, I finished up meatballs, baked ham and cheese sandwiches and black bean and cilantro salsa.  After loading up the last of the food, I headed to Wilkin's for the party.  From this point, everything becomes a whirlwind of hanging decorations, icing beverages, displaying and refilling food and because I pulled it off, LOTS of smiling!


  1. Your new blooms are beautiful - I wish they were in my front yard (that is if I had a front yard haha) Thanks so much for linking up and can't wait to see the tutorial for that fabulous dessert!!

  2. I could TOTALLY use another day!! I love the cupcakes! So cute!
    xo Liz

    Baby Got B.A.

  3. Your peonies are gorgeous, I wish they grew down here! Love the owl cupcakes :)

  4. There are those peonies you mentioned :) Gorgeous!! We made those owl cupcakes (thanks Pinterest) for my friend's daughter's birthday party! They are so cute!


  5. I could definitely use another day, not just this week, but every week! Your peonies are gorgeous! And I like the sounds of BLT bites! Thanks for linking up! xo

  6. Love those cupcakes - so cute! And your peonies are gorgeous! I went to three stores in Chicago today trying to buy some and they are no where to be found, sadly!

  7. I'm tired from just reading this!! We should always have 3 day weekends...forever and ever ;) The cupcakes are cute!

  8. Those peonies are beautiful! What is this So So Good chex mix?? And those owl cupcakes are so cute! I can't wait for the tutorial!