Summer Dinner Party

It’s that time of year again! Summer clerk time at John’s law firm!  The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of events for them, and us.  Last night, we followed last year’s tradition and hosted a few of the summer clerks, as well as a few associates, in our home for dinner (12 people total).  At the firm, they call this a “Partner Dinner” (John is a Partner at the firm). Since last year’s dinner was a success, we went with the same theme — Mexican Fiesta!

It’s fun, casual and allows us to have one our favorite restaurants cater…Pico’s Mex Mex.  This year we served empanadas as appetizers; tamales, enchiladas suizas, fajitas, beans and rice as the main course; and salsas, guacamole, queso, pico de gallo  and chips on the side. In addition to Mexican beers, cokes and water, I also served up a pear sangria that was tasty and…strong! :mrgreen:  For dessert, we served up cupcakes from Crave.

Needless to say, these were a Huge hit! I mean, who doesn’t love cupcakes? :mrgreen:  Central Market did the flowers again this year.

They were very pretty and festive! In the end, we had a very successful evening with a good time had by all.  Hey, people even left our house with cupcakes! I’d say that’s pretty successful!  :mrgreen: Now, I’ll leave you with a few entertaining tips that I have picked up over the years…

  • Always have extra bagged ice on hand. Trust me, you will need it.
  • Use vendors when you can.  I’m the first one to admit that I love cooking and decorating, but when you have a large group it is easier to place orders and organize what the vendors provide.  It also saves time (and your sanity)!
  • Make sure you have enough serving utensils and platters/bowls. You can never have too many.
  • Light some candles! They help create ambiance and can also create a warm environment.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff. If you don’t, others won’t notice!

4 thoughts on “Summer Dinner Party

  1. Laura says:

    I love Crave! We have decided to get plain vanilla cupcakes this year for the girls birthday so the kids can decorate their cupcakes!

  2. Shundea says:

    Between last year’s dinner and this year’s, I’m tempting to start scouring FB for one of next year’s clerks to be friends with so I can come! I’m glad everything went well and that this has become an event you look foward to!!

    • drcruzarnold says:

      You are weclome anytime. If you see something you are interested in…let me know. Our motto has always been “the more the merrier.”

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