Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011

Wow 2010 flew by... I can't believe its 2011. Did you know this year will be my 10 year high school reunion! That'll make ya feel old ;-) Well, I rang in new years eve with my BF and a few friends. My one friend opened up his house for the party and let me put together the whole menu of food and desserts! (Is it sad I was most excited about that? Could care less about the ball dropping lol). I used Love the Day's NYE printables - which everyone loved! Here's a little taste of the party I put together....


Beef Sliders
Served with choice of condiments and sweet potato chips or salt and pepper chips

Sundried Tomato Bruschettas
Sundried tomato pesto with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto served on French bread

Served with mini pitas and veggies

Candied Bacon
Brown sugar candied bacon with a touch of spice and served on a stick

Baked Brie
Brie baked in a pastry with apricot and cranberry

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Shrimp baked with bacon

Curry Chicken Skewers
Chicken marinated in a red curry peanut sauce and grilled


Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Chocolate cake filled with salted caramel sauce and topped with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Topped with white chocolate, chocolate chips or toasted coconut

Homemade Doughnuts
Baked doughnuts topped with chocolate glaze or almond-orange glaze

Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops
White or milk chocolate covered oreos on a stick

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
Homemade marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate and topped with toasted coconut, graham cracker crumbs or sprinkles

I was very happy with the result and it all came together just as I envisioned. Thanks again to Love the Day for the printables! Cheers to a new year ~Cara Lee


  1. Wow! what a spread - looks and sounds great!

  2. Thanks Rene! You're NYE wedding looked great too :) Happy New Year!