You know my dream of a food truck and owning a barn for barn weddings? Well there are several more–some include dancing, playing the piano well, tennis, running a marathon and being an event planner. Not just weddings in a barn, but showers, birthday parties, you get the picture. Jordan and I love planning parties and usually are the first to say “we’ll do it” and then much time and money later are asking ourselves “why”
Well of course we offered to give Jamie (my nephew Brighton’s fiancee) a wedding shower. Her wedding is very vintage so we tried to go that way with the shower, which is great because that is what we love also.
Of course I went a little out of control and Jordan had to rein me in on several occassions., she is really good at telling me when I have gone over the edge. When Dave was hauling all the stuff up for us the night before, he started questioning some of things I wanted him to take, mainly the fairly heavy old door from Jordan’s room. He stopped himself, I am sure realizing he would get no where, and just said, Well of course we will move the door from Jordan’s room, where it does nothing nor opens anything and move it over to Heidi’s where it will also do nothing nor open anything there as well.” I answered “Now you’re getting it!!”
It was great fun planning and decoratingl Here are a few of the highlights including invitations, deoorations and menu.
I changed the menu so many times. We even had a tasting party the Sunday prior to taste all the ideas I had and then everyone voted. Then when it came down to it, I realized I was trying to make too much food and much of it had to be cooked the morning of the shower. So to keep my life somewhat stress free, I decided to go with crepes. They are always a hit and do not take alot of work ahead of time. We did crepes with ice cream, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, Nutella, whipped cream and powdered sugar.
We made OJ cooler of the drink–equal parts orange juice and sprite with some fresh lime juice. We used cut up oranges and limes in the drink holder and the glasses. Old mason jars were used for the glasses with the fun striped straws.
For a take home gift we made “Better than Sex Cake” in half pint jars. Jordan made these the night before and they are even better the next day.
To make these we baked chocolate cake in a jelly roll pan. Using a glass, we cut the cake in circles. Put one cake round in the bottom of the jar. Drizzle caramel ice cream topping on the cake. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Then add a layer of cool whip. Repeat. We tied them with twine and added a spoon. Next time I would not do the colored spoons, but something more neutral. They were a little too much when stacked together in the basket.
My mother in law sisters came and were so thrilled with the cakes. When Aunt Carolyn went to leave, she came running back and said, “I forgot my sexy cake” She then took another one and said “Now Wayne and I can have our Sex tonight” It was so funny coming from Carolyn
Then when Jamie was opening some lingerie from Tiana, Carolyn said ” I went into Jack and Jills once because I thought it was a children’s clothing store. I looked around and said, What is all of this????” Aunt Ruth said “well what was it” and Carolyn answered “naughty stuff, very naughty stuff.” I thought everyone was going to die laughing. It was a fun day.
Here is my crepe recipe
1 cup flour
1 1/3 cups milk
2 eggs room temperature
2 TBS butter melted
2 TBS sugar
Wisk flour and milk together, Add eggs, butter and sugar.. I use my electic crepe maker. If you are going to make alot of crepes, this is the way to go. I have made them in crepe pans before, and this is so much easier. cool slighty and then roll them up on a platter. For a party, make some ahead of time so you do not have people waiting for them. These are so good. Put a scoop of ice cream on them. fruit of your choice and then drizzle with Nutella. Roll them up, add a squirt of whipping cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Then enjoy!!!!
The crepe maker that I use is Tibos. I purchased it at Williams and Sonoma years ago. It is a little pricey but works so good.