In case you haven't heard, I loves to throw me a party! My ultimate goal with any party is to ensure my guests have a great time and know how much I appreciate them. So, when my roommate and I decided to finally have a housewarming celebration, we went all out. The theme: Stuffed! Stuffed foods and all that jazz. It was predominantly vegan (only two non-vegan dishes which are NOT featured here), and I'm the only vegan. Haha. And you bet your booties the food was devoured! Check it:
|my favorite dish of the night...stuffed mushrooms!|
Chips and homemade salsas
Veggie tray w/ hummus
Mini Tomatoes Stuffed w/ Kale Pesto Orzo
Pakoras and Samosas w/ Tamarind Chutney
Homemade Bean Gorditas w/ Cabbage and Salsas
Epic Stuffed Mushrooms
Parmela Creamery Kalamata Spread w/ Crackers
Vegan Cocktail Meatballs
Cupcake. Filling. Station.
Rum-Soaked Vegan Gummi Bears
Watermelon Tequila Shots
Eden (Gin, St. Germain, Cucumber Simple Syrup, Lime, Club Soda)
|my friend made this flyer. best thing ever.|
|deviled cukes. used my deviled tofu recipe but replaced the tofu with mostly hollowed out English cucumber.|
|yes. i have pig-shaped everything. orzo stuffed tomatoes.|
Now, the cupcake station was my friend's idea! They were in the dessert room (yes...room). We were originally just doing cookies n cream cupcakes, but I LOVED the idea of having people stuff their own cupcakes. I don't have any pictures because my cupcake tower broke so the presentation was lacking. Sniffle. There was frosting, pecans, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Devoured.
|watermelon tequila shots, sucka!|
|please excuse the paint under my nails. it refuses to move. oh, and hey gurl...boozy gummies!|
Every good party has to up that booze game. First and foremost, have PLENTY of non-alcoholic drinks for the designated drivers and people who don't drink. Second...don't bore people. Responsible drinking can be fun and even delightful. The tequila shots were found online. The premise: soak watermelon, salt limes, skewer. The gummi bears were suggested by a friend. I recommend soaking in something like Malibu. As for the jello shots...they are a recipe I came up with and they FORKING RULE! Recipe coming tomorrow because I'm still recovering from this party and all the dancing.
I'll leave with some pictures of friends I drunkenly took after demanding that people start dancing. Haha.
|not pictured (the ten people standing beside me, the people in the living room, the people in the dessert room, the people outside). like a boss.|
|my kinda party guest!|