Saturday, December 18, 2010

Month 3: It’s my birthday!!!! & Random thoughts!

Its my  birthday...So it sounds like it’s time for my first dinner party!
Before the party:
No the apartment is not all the way completed but I know that if I wait for that to happen we will never have guest over.  Plus, I’m losing my interest in fixing up this place so the added pressure of guest seeing the apartment will force me to do some more organizing and decorating.  To take some pressure off of me I have deiced to make my first dinner party a potluck! I’ve sent out an evite asking everyone please state what they will be brining when they reply so there are no doubles. My sister is flying in with one of her good friends to help me celebrate. I am very excited about seeing my sister and getting two extra pair of hands to help me. Oh wait… I forgot about my husband (newlywed mistake) yes he will also be there to help!
After the party:
The party was a total success.  The evite idea to organize who was bringing what to the party worked well.  We had so much food. I did get a bit flustered when the person who was supposed to lend me a microwave was late. (I don’t like microwaves so I don’t own one but they are necessary for a potluck!)But this person also has the added gift of making everyone at every party have a good time so when he arrived you couldn’t help but to forgive him.  Everyone ones food was good. I had tons of left-overs and a full bar afterwards. I got compliments on the apartment and some useful tips.  My husband was a good host until about 1am when he feels crashed. That was another panic point for me because I was like I can’t host these people by myself. So I started to clean up and they gently got the hint that the party was over.  I was too busy to take pictures but here are a couple one of my girlfriends took!

Random thoughts!
Why do I act like I’m raised in some foreign land with no electricity or modem appliances! Why am I so afraid to use half my wedding presents. Most are still in a box like they came or sitting pretty in my kitchen like a piece of decoration. Though I must say my bright white kitchen aid and my chrome crock pot are really beautiful. But this is insane! I have to use them! It’s not just because they are pretty because I have no problem using my beautiful all-clad new pots and pans.  The crock pot, food processor, backing pans, mixers, just to name a few things are all things I’ve never used before.   It just plain old fashion fears of the unknown so my third/ fourth month of marriage will be dedicated to trying new these new items.


  1. Happy belated birthday! Make sure you blog about your experiences with them. I am in the market for some new appliances, and in need of recommendations! Glad your party was a hit.

  2. You will get the hang of your appliances. Like I said, the crock pot is one of the best things I own! LOL!!

  3. I didn't even know I had comments... thank you so much for the feed back!