Okay, when I get permission, I will share T's wedding invitation with y'all. Because let me tell you, when I got it in the mail, I knew the BC series was done.
T is one of the first ladies from whom I learned that hostessing is a true art. She's fabulous. But yet she will readily admit she is no domestic goddess. And while I imagine others may disagree with her, I think she will admit that she is no wedding-planning goddess either. But she's gone pro + all I can think is either (a) she was majorly hiding that her rockstar quality spills over to wedding details or (b) her coordinator seriously seriously rocks.
Because this invite is out.of.this.world. I know, words are cheap, where's the photo? But permission, permission.
Anyway. So ... of course I need to have a little sumn sumn going on, otherwise I go a little crazy. Minus that I've learned I really do need to get work done during the work day. (Wha-huh? I know, shocking)
But -- my hubs's mom is hosting a bridal shower for the sister of one of my dear friends who lives all the way in Alaska. More importantly, while C is in town over the holidays. Yes, that's right, I'm talking Christmas. Specifically, the day after. I know. And then the bachelorette party will be several hours away. Uhh, I know. But -- you gotta make do when a girl has to split her time between America's 2 largest states with a whole country between them!
Anyway, so we begin the CS series :) Hooray, a search for pretty things with a purpose! Now if I could just take beautiful photos, I might really have something here :D
#1: what to serve? Ideally something easy. As in, either make ahead a few days in advance, or easy to throw together. And something light -- big holiday feast the day before + 1p time dictates light, right?
Maybe Elie Krieger's Crab Salad in Wonton Cups? courtesy of Food Network.
Perhaps too work intensive. How about ready made cups, like...
Paula Deen's Mini Phyllo Cups with Shrimp Salad? courtesy of Food Network
Personally, I'm thinking a little of the pre-made seafood salad from Sam's Club (seriously delish!) + the pre-made mini phyllo cups might get the job done, too :)