Sep 24, 2008

Couples Shower

Last Friday we threw a couples baby shower down by the pool- I appropriated by parents house for the event, since there was over 40 people there. Four couples pitched in, which made everything really easy.

This is the walkway down to the pool- the party was super casual with tiki torches everywhere (unfortunately that did not help with the mosquitos- boo).

These flowers for the couples baby shower were super easy. Just sunflowers and daisies from the grocery store- I put them in old jars- Mason and even a pickle jar, then wrapped raffia around the top.

Here is the Tex Mex Spread- we had guac, queso, and salsa to start with (which I totally cheated on and bought from Sam's- this being a lawyer thing really cuts into my cooking/entertaining time).

I am so lucky because my mom is an incredible potter- I just rob her studio whenever I need serving dishes! All of the awesome black and white dishes we used are hers.

I did marinate 4 huge flank steaks overnight, which Morgan grilled for about half an hour on really low heat. The marinade was awesome- for 2 lbs of meat, 1/4 c. of vegetable oil, 1/4 c. soy sauce, chopped green onions (about 2 T.), couple of minced garlic cloves, 1 heaping t. of celery salt, and few shakes of tabasco. The meat stayed warm in my Le Creuset dutch oven ( and I served it with warmed tortillas, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.

One of the hostesses made an awesome corn salad- it was pretty and so so good! She also made a green salad.

Another Hostess made this really cute "diaper cake" which was the centerpiece for the drinks table.

Not the best picture, but you can kind of see the tables- just card tables with white tablecloths. We borrowed a bunch of folding chairs (bright red) but that looked great with the flowers and tex-mex kind of theme.

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