The menu was all about us mommas getting to relax and enjoy one another’s company. Red and white wine, Limoncello sparkling soda, and mineral water for beverages. Chianti-infused salami and prosciutto with water crackers, crunchy breadsticks, and fresh French bread. Marinated Kalamata and green olives and, my favorite, blue cheese stuffed giant olives… yum! And of course I had some cheese to go with our wine! The four cheese varieties I offered were: a nice Sharp Cheddar, a Parmesan Reggiano, a Jalepeno Haverti, and a round of Brie along with some fresh grapes and strawberries. P.S. When hosting a party involving cheese you should always offer a variety of tastes, textures and appearances! So, offer hard and soft cheeses, mild and spicy or nutty. It’s fun to have a variety of different cheeses to try. Since this was a Crafternoon Party and we were going to be crafting up some goodies I figured I should create all of the party decorations to give us a perfectly coordinated party theme! I went with pinks and florals as it was a “girls’ day in” kinda party and I created a simple paper doily garland using different sizes of white and pink doilies and strung it up with some twine. I also made little cheese flags out of white index cards and washi tape and hot glued them on wooden skewers. And then I cut the index cards into a smaller size and decorated them with washi tape to use as place cards for the salami and prosciutto. The cups and plates I used were a part of the Chinet® Cut Crystal® product line. I love how the crystal clear swirl pattern complements any table setting and is so stylish for disposable tableware. This line includes matching plates, cups, and cutlery to perfectly coordinate any tablescape! Here is a shot a few of my lovely friends’ plated goodies so you can see the Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups and dishes in action… they were good sports for letting my snap a picture before digging in! If you are in need of some ideas on how to decorate your next party, click here to head on over to my Pinterest Board labeled Party Decor. It has lots of pretty and inspirational images to get the wheels turning! The Chinet® brand also has a Pinterest Page loaded with lots of great party inspiration too: click here to see it.
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