Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend fun


I never thought I would say this, but thank god its Monday!? I hope your weekend was every bit as lovely as mine and all of the mommies had a great day.
Our party was smashing success.



 I can safely say that it was the best party we ever had.

Thai chicken

The key was having the kids bouncing happily away in a bounce house and keeping the adults well lubricated and fed. We had crabcakes, salmon and lobster phyllo cups, lamb chops,and these amazing Thai chicken hors d'oeuvres that were a new thing for us.


Mini cupcakes meant that there were no half eaten slices of cake all over the place.
My croquembouche was a bit lopsided.


Last time I made one was for a New year's eve party and it was great. The caramelized sugar did not like the humidity.



The whole thing was exhausting and I ended up wearing bunny ears.
Sunday was a great day to share with my little girl. We saved the present opening until her actual birthday.
THEN, I got to open my mother's day gift!

My husband and I were in an antique shop months ago and I mentioned loving those canisters. The man went back secretly and hid these in anticipation of Mother's day. He gets a gold star.
I also got a handmade card from my 18 year old son that read:
Happy Mother's day
Guess what?.....


Chicken butt.

Awesome.


11 comments:

Nancy said...

Love that menu Kerry! Unbelievable! What a great hostess, and adorable. Great canisters. That reminds me we need to go back toF'burg and hit those shops! Sounds like a great weekend! And how was Prom?????
xo Nancy
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Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Oh right, in the middle of the party I sent two kids off to prom. I was able to escape for pictures. :)

Kim said...

Love the bunny ears ... and your cute smile!! What a fun party and way to go Mr.!! ... yes, sometimes Monday's are welcome!! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You look happy. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Great husband, too.

Raina Cox said...

That sounds like the best weekend ever.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Kerry! Sounds the the hubby is a keeper. He did good!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

GREAT PARTY AND MENU!
Love the "Ears"!
But the gift from your husband and the card from your son were PRICELESS!

Karen Albert said...

Kerry what fun and what a husband, keep him I say!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Vel Criste said...

what a fun party!!! The food looks so yummy!!! And I'm jealous of your gift! Wonderful!

An Urban Cottage said...

Half eaten slices of birthday cake! Who DOES that?!

Those canisters are the bomb.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Whoa. you had a busy weekend. I never hosted parents for the birthday parties. Much too lazy! Your food looks delicious! And I have to say that I'm pretty jealous of your Mother's Day present!