I had the best time last night with several old friends and a few new ones. It was a great reminder to me about how much of a blessing all of my friends are to me; they are each unique and diverse, but I'm so thankful God has placed each of them in my lives.
I hosted a spa party for my friend Olga, who is returning to her Beauticontrol business. Olga is an amazing Christian; she's lots of fun and loves to cook. I've learned a lot about Mexican cooking from her; and her skin is always flawless! There were 12 of us total and we had such a fun time. I think I will be apologizing to Olga for a while, though, as we were less than attentive guests. It's just been so long since we've had a girls night out...well, we may or may not have been a little loud and goofy. But Olga is so precious and kind...she deserves extra kudos for dealing with us.
I would have taken pictures, what with the soothing eye pads and warm foot soaks, but I'm afraid my dear friends might never come back to my house if I posted evidence of our antics; so you'll just have to use your imagination. If you've never hosted a party like this, I can genuinely recommend it. It was relaxing and fun; it was a great way to reconnect with good friends while trying out fabulous goodies (like the hand scrub and the extra help concealer...WOW!).
And of course, at my house, there were tasty goodies as well. Since I didn't take pictures of anything, I'll show you some of the yummy treats we enjoyed. I decided on a simple, yet girly cheese platter and chocolate fondue. We paired it with some lovely wines and were in a culinary heaven.
I chose six cheeses for our cheese platter. We enjoyed them with some artisan crackers, crostini, baguette slices, and wheat crackers.
It was my hope that the cheese would go over well with the ladies; it was an even bigger hit than I anticipated! The beauty of it was how little work on my part was required. A nice platter or two....some crackers and bread---and you have a great little munchie platter. This may become one of my new go-to appetizer ideas when I'm party planning or bringing treats to someone else's shin dig. It felt somewhat "fancy schmancy" without all of the pretense and pain!
Next post I'll give you the recipe for the fantastic (and EASY!) chocolate fondue I made. Who knows...you may want to host a girls night soon too, just for the food! :)