Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Valentine's Engagement Party

We chose Valentine's Day weekend to celebrate the upcoming engagement of our sweet friends Ben and Courtney. We hosted a small party filled with their families and a few very close friends. Even though it was a small party, it was hard not to notice the excitement everyone felt for the upcoming nuptials in October.
The menu featured a fresh Crudite assortment, a wonderful Cheese baord with Pesto, Olives and Sopresatta, Shrimp with a zesty Cocktail Sauce, Mini Crabcakes with Remoulade Sauce, Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Dad's fresh Biscuits and a delightful dessert buffet filled with Ben's favorite recipe- Barbara Hise's Pecan Pie, Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Mousse, and mini Lemon Curd Triffles.
I am looking forward to the cotton inspired wedding.

As favors I made shortbread and chocolate shortbread heart cookies. I tied some of the packages to an arrangement. The picture turned out a little blurry though.

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