Pink lemonade party

It has certainly been a long time between posts. My bad.

This new (financial) year, I am recommitting to blogging, starting with a post on the ‘Pink Lemonade’ themed first birthday party we held for my daughter earlier in the year.

Most of my ideas and inspiration came from this gorgeous party that I found online

The theme was perfectly suited to a first birthday and ideal for a summertime party in sunny Perth, WA.

Party highlights included hubby’s replica pink lemonade stand from leftover building materials and the strawberry and lemon macarons I made as party favours.

Homemade food items included slow cooked shredded pork rolls with spicy BBQ sauce, pizzas, chicken cutlets, mini quiches and sausage rolls.

Dessert was a table full of deliciousness – including a cake designed by yours truly and brilliantly executed by my mother in law.

We had a great day and the birthday girl was in her element. After years in corporate events I can honestly say that kids parties are more challenging … but also a lot more fun!

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Mini curry quiches

My friend Melissa brought a plate of these delicious morsels to a quiz night last weekend. I was starving so I stuffed one in my mouth as soon as they hit the table. I was pleasantly surprised by the unexpected curry hit.

I was even happier to learn that they are super duper easy to make – perfect for any ‘bring a plate’ occasion or as a yummy canape to serve with pre dinner drinks. Continue reading