Monday, October 1, 2012

The Event

 I am back and ready to start cooking again.  The event was a smashing success.  I had so much fun visiting my daughter!  I will be visiting much more often.

 Over 100 people showed up for this event.  These nights have become quite the place to see and be seen on the Georgetown social scene. This meat and cheese platter was devoured along with many rolls from the rolls tower.

 This table was used as the bar.

 I made seasoned saltine crackers and we put out some cups filled with snacks.

 This is a view of the room with the bar and the savory tables. Guests entered through the French doors between the tables.  My daughter dug out the Fall tree and the wreathes I made last year and scattered them throughout the rooms.

 I made pecan shortbreads, bourbon currant shortbreads and we put out some biscuits too.  My daughter made all of the floral arrangements.

 I also made lots of cranberry, coconut cookies.

 This pumpkin was filled with pumpkin pie dip which is eaten with graham crackers. i found a vintage set of sterling silver in a chest at a thrift store a while ago and gave it to my daughter to use at Tudor Place and it works perfectly for these parties.  Before I left for the event, I took old ornamental pumpkins and painted them silver and we used them along with silk fall leaves to decorate the tables.

 This is the room with the dessert table.  Now picture it with 50 people in it!

 My daughter set up the signature drink tables in this room.

 Another view of the room.

 Our work space.

 I made mini corn dog muffins to serve with chili.

 Bourbon glazed sausages.

 Ham, turkey and cheese spirals. Veggie cups and dip and Bev's tepenade served with pretzel rods.

 We put some of the pumpkin pie dip in little cups and topped it with whipped cream.

The theme for the night was Guns and Gowns.  My daughter created Blushing lady cocktails for the ladies.  I bought this tray at a thrift shop and sprayed it silver for the event.

 And The Hunter cocktail for the guys.  Tudor house had their collection of gowns and guns from the archives on display for the guests to view.  The chocolate cigars disappeared very fast.

I made a huge batch of chili which we served in cups topped with grated cheddar and Fritos.  People loved all of the individual servings.  Not a drop of chili was left.  I made a very good blue cheese dip and we served it in mini cups filled with crudite.

A view of the main table just before the guests arrived.  Once they filled the room I had no time to take other photos.  It was a very busy night.  Tomorrow I will show you some photos of the wonderful grounds at Tudor Place.