*Photos from my iphone with my olioclip fisheye lens.
This dinner party theme may sound a bit, well, kinky I guess. I mean, there were homemade jello shots and adult snow cones being consumed by adults in pajamas. This couple goes all out when they host. You can be assured every detail will reek with the theme of the dinner. I’ve told Sarah many times that she could have been (still can) one of those bloggers with all of the dinner party ideas and custom kid’s birthday party winners, that you pay for because they are so brilliant.
Do you know the blog hostesses out there, the ones that tell you that you don’t have to worry so much about the house being clean for a party and it really doesn’t have to take you that much time to get ready for the guests. Yea right! If I started a list of the details (I don’t want to give away all of her secrets) and number of dishes and perfect touches attended to by Sarah, the hostess, you would immediately know it will take you hours and hours to prepare for a party like this, even when your guests are chipping in by bringing some of the food. However, each one of their dinners are so awesome, fresh, and exciting that I feel inspired to step up and strive for the same, even if it takes me many, many hours! See, creativity is an important skill and we creative folk get extreme enjoyment out of life when we get to express it.
If you aren’t creative in coming up with themed dinner party ideas:
- First define an overall idea (Rustic Italian, Fall Harvest, Family Favorites, Chinese New Year etc..)
- Then ask an artist friend for tips to tie all of the details together!
- Guests wear pajamas! (or sweats, which is the best part)
- Homemade Flavored Popcorn
- A Bed Sheet as the Tablecloth
- Snow Cone Machine
- Homemade Corn Dogs
- Muffin Tin Pizzas (thought these were fabulous for a luncheon, served with a salad)
- Homemade Fruit Juice Jello Shots
- Cheese Fondue + Bacon (brought my family recipe, see below)
- Sausage Cheddar Balls
- S’mores Pie
Bacon+Cheese Fondue Dip Recipe
You can serve this in a bread bowl or a Fondue pot. It is easy to make, fast and you can do it in the microwave.
- 4 Slices of Bacon, cut into 2″ pieces
- 2 T flour
- 1 C milk
- 1 garlic clove, halved
- 8 oz. Monetery Jack Cheese, shredded (2 C)
- 4 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded (1 C)
- 1 t. dry or prepared mustard
- 1/2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
- dash hot-pepper sauce
- Cook the bacon. Crumble and set aside.
- Put bacon drippings in a glass, microwavable bowl. Stir in the flour, add milk and garlic, stir until smooth. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes until thickened, stirring once. Discard garlic.
- Stir cheeses into milk mixture. Cook on medium (50% power) 4-6minutes until smooth, stirring once. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire, pepper sauce, and reserved bacon. Mixture will thicken as it stands. Makes 2 Cups.
Serve in round bread or Fondue pot. Remove top of bread and hollow out leaving a 1/2″ shell. Serve with bread cubes, vegetables or chips.