Monday, May 7, 2012

the first dinner party

This past Friday I hosted all the girls over for a little dinner party to celebrate Emily's engagement {and to say goodbye....she moves to San Fran soon}

No lie, Mason invited himself into this picture

Some updates of the place:

my lovely chair topped with a stack of beautiful books

our tv center is finally done. pictures are hung, lamps are painted and SMASH is on {best show!}

we now have a guest room and bathroom!

the guest room chalkboard :)

the lovely table setting- set for six sexy chicks

kind of has a Moroccan theme, looove

the famous Amanda sangria! 

This time infused with freshly sliced ginger and mint sprigs

plus plenty of triple sec and white wine

Sadly, I was too busy hosting and having fun with my girls to take pictures of our meal. But I did the main course and made Mahi Mahi, Salmon and Chicken {everyone loves options!} with a Spicy Citrus Salsa topping
Diced jalapeno, chopped orange bell pepper, chunks of pineapple

Topped it off with some strawberry slices and a bit of agave

The future Mrs. Karlen's DIY gift- a photo canvas of the cute couple with the words "Love does not make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile." 

Man pic

Here's lookin at you

cute cupcake tower courtesy of Brittany

pretty pretty friends

my partner in hosting- loooove you Josh! 

how I feel this morning.... 

cheers to more girl nights! 
:) amc

1 comment:

  1. Super cute dinner party!!! Love the Sangria touch it's my favorite thing to make when hosting a girls get together at the Love Nest :) Cheers


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