There is nothing like a little blatant marketing, particularly when it involves your family and friends. Because… let’s be honest. A party favor is a perfect opportunity to showcase not only yourself, but the products of those you love. So next time you throw a party see if you can get some friends to donate some promotional materials, making your own promotional party favors. It’s a win-win for everyone, including all your guests.
Last night, we threw a party to celebrate 10 years of marriage (Woo hoo!!!!) . It was a very, very good time. We enjoyed cocktails and hors dourves underneath a 100-year-old magnolia tree lit up by strung lights. The weather held up and it was simply magical. We then sauntered up our driveway to a garage that was transformed into our own little restaurant of sorts. Long tables were adorned with candles and fresh-cut flowers from the farmers market. Dahlias mixed with fresh basil delivered a marvelous scent. We drank water and wine from ball jars, toasting each other and family and friends. We ate a feast of recipes from weekend table including Cedar Planked Salmon, “Lightening” Flank Steak, Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Spinach Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese, Eggplant, Pear and Pecorino Salad, as well as Roasted Vegetables and fresh steamed green beans and wild rice with wild mushrooms and spinach (recipe coming later this week) – all prepared by yours truly. Then we enjoyed a delicious ensemble of assorted pies and ice cream for dessert. My only regret is that I took no photos! I was too busy enjoying myself.
And at the end of a night that included much dancing toward the end, our guests left with a little gift. They were encouraged to Invite through the use of Paperless Post, eat & drink by using recipes from Weekend Table, and recover with the hangover remedy, Blowfish. Let’s hope they take advantage of all three! Cheers!