Holiday Dinner Fête

The party planners: Karina, Rachel, Me.
Centerpieces of glass mirrors, pine cones and candles made
for a dreamy ambience.
Printed menu that highlights our potluck contributions.
The table aglow.
The most stylish family we know.
Marines and baby Santi. Adorable!
Clearly, Persis and I were not in on the joke.
Yummy appetizers!
The best gnocchi we've ever had.
Mingling guests.

Ah, if only we had snapped this photo before eating!

About a month ago, Karina and I, along with our fellow party planner, Rachel, hosted our first formal holiday dinner party. It was complete with rented tables and chairs, holiday decor that would have made Martha proud, and an array of the most amazing food, courtesy of our invited guests. We made it a potluck and were so incredibly impressed with everyone's dishes. Among my favorites? Sarah's sweet potato gnocchi, Karina's artichoke stuffed mushrooms, Charlie's Polish sausage, and Marines' key lime pie. It was all absolutely de-lish! So although we had this lavish affair quite a few weeks ago, we wanted to share the photos with you just for fun.


Courtney at Scattering Lupines :

Love it!

magdalena viktoria :

wow, so impressive! everything looked so delicious and pleasing to the eye--from the food to the people. nice work!

Ana Degenaar :

Everything looks beautiful and delicious! What a spread!

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes :

Thanks, ladies! It was definitely a fun night. :)

Chapstick Fanatic :

looks great! your decorations turned out so well!

Heart Charlie :

Beautiful photos, I love that stylish family!

Claudia Cifuentes :

I am sooooo bummed I missed this! Looks like everyone really brought their A-game! The photos came out so beautiful.Those appetizers look so yummy!

Eliza Jane :

Looks delish! And I love your decorations! I had a potluck last weekend (that I blogged about).

AbbieBabble :

This looks like the perfect wintertime party- I want to go to one like that!

Liz :

Is it possible to share the Gnocci recipe? That looks amazing.

Raquel :

It looks like the party was so much fun! I love a dreamy candlelit atmosphere. :)

Jillian :

how fun! looks like you had a great time :) love love the red lips too! xoxo jcd

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes :

Liz, our friend who made the gnocchi is traveling right now, but as soon as she gets back, I will definitely ask her to share the recipe! It was too good!

Caroline :

The table settings look beautiful and the food sounds delicious! Glad to see that you all had so much fun; that is really the most important part.

Jenni Austria Germany :

i love all the party planners outfits. :) and the food looks so good.

Matt :

This party looks amazing and the food looks delicious! Well done!

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