Sunday, May 15, 2016


I wake up with the alarm at 5:30 am. This is not unusual; my alarm goes off every morning at 5:30! But today is a busy day and this party girl has lots to do.

You see, I'm not your typical party girl. I'm your behind-the-scenes type. The one making sure the party is planned and fun. So all the REAL Party girls can enjoy it. 

Today I pulled off a Bogo Bridal shower - one for my son's fiancĂ© Carolyn and one for my daughter Randi. I realize Randi has been married nearly two years but we never really threw her a bridal shower so I bogoed her into this one. 

There is always lots of prep and I'm grateful for those who came and helped including my good friend Denise, my kids, my hubby and those who brought flowers and trays of fruit and veggies. 

I started the morning off baking molasses cookies and prepping for mushroom spinach quiche. 

I had prepped the stuffed mushrooms the day before so they were oven ready!

Then it was time to set up the spread!

There was melon and prosciutto

And a good friend brought these beauties

I had made lots of sweets like these luscious lemon squares

And gooey brownies

I set up a Mimosa bar where guests could make their own!

And there was also a "make your own cupcake" set up!

Nice work!

All in all, it was a good time and the girls were blessed with lots of best wishes and gifts. Even Sasha, my Russian Blue, had the time of her life in the tissue paper and bags!

I may not be the life of the party, but I'm the party girl who can make it happen!


  1. Actually, I did forget about those tarts!