Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Candace {Part I}

You'll recall that on Friday I was getting ready for a couple of sweet gatherings we were either attending or hosting over the weekend. My good friend Candace turned 55 on Saturday and we enjoyed a little gathering in her gorgeous backyard. I love Candace's backyard. She's got giant pine trees, citrus and apple trees, and a huge purple flowering jacaranda. At dusk, Hunt turned on the  mini lights and the yard just glittered and sparkled. It was just beautiful...and inviting. Hopefully I have more pics coming from her camera, but these are a couple of the dessert trays I contributed. Happily, everyone enjoyed them.

Créme Brûlée and Russian Cream

Light and Fluffy Chocolate Mousse
Strawberry topped Mini Cheesecake
Her favorite colors (minus lime green :-)
It was a delightful party and she was thrilled with all of the fun party foods everyone contributed. They included a delicious grilled cherry smoked bacon wrapped shrimp (Delish!!!!), perfectly seasoned and sauced meatballs, a cheese platter to die for, bruchetta that made me want to watch Eat, Pray, Love again, an edible fruit arrangement fit for kings, amazing local succulent olives and tangy tummy tingling caper berries (YUM!)


  1. OH MY you always make my mouth water.....

  2. now where IS Martha when you need her? Fabulous Janet!

  3. Kim, you are a sweetheart :-) and Terry: Brandi was this []close to Martha at the Blogger's Night Out in August :-) Thank you both so much for your sweet comments.