40th Birthday Party
I recently helped a father of two with a 40th birthday party for his wife. The night before she had celebrated with her girlfriends downtown visiting a spa, staying the night in a hotel and enjoying a night away from the kids. The next afternoon he invited friends and family to the house to celebrate. We fed 20 adults and 10 kids heavy appetizers over the course of two hours. He really enjoyed reading about the Super Bowl appetizers I created for USA Today earlier this year so we made a lot of those as well as many other favorites. I also made a large cast iron of mac and cheese for the kids. We concluded the afternoon by singing Happy Birthday and letting her blow out candles of mini chocolate cupcakes and mini Hood strawberry shortcakes.