Let’s get this party started!

I have a girls’ group that was made for girls’ quality time and sharing our beautiful friendship. Most of us (four) are in our mid 40’s and each of us lived and is currently living as a good wife, mom and hard worker. If any of you are in our age, you might already know what I wanted to say here. We started to realize that we are missing “ourselves” in our lives. I’m not talking about the midlife crisis. It is more like finding nemo  yourself.

And most importantly, we didn’t want to add more regrets in our diaries.

So guess what? We decided to try new/old things. Not things as in traveling to Africa in an air balloon or going to Australia for the highest bungee jump. Those are things we pushed back with excuses and now regret. Pushing them back further would only create more regrets. We already booked tickets for a piano concert and a musical which we couldn’t make after we got married and had kids. We are planning a one night/two days Chicago trip this summer (Yay… first time staying in a hotel with “friends”) and more exciting events and plans to come.

We already had a few gatherings at fancy restaurants, and every time we met, we all got dressed with the best wardrobe from our closets. And this time, we wanted to have a girls’ night out party, but with the current situation, we had to adjust it to a girls’ day in party. 🙁

I wanted to make this party fun and cute like we were teenagers because back then we couldn’t throw or imagine this kind of party in Korea. If you know how kids study in Korea, you would understand what I mean.

Anyway, back to the party, I bought purple pearlized balloons and curly ribbons/clips from a Party City store. I wanted to buy the helium gas to make balloons float on the ceiling, but unfortunately, only online purchase was available. I literally blew all the balloons because the small cheapy balloon blower did work but not well and I didn’t have patience.

I also bought some pink flowers to make our party girly.

I also cut the craft papers heart shaped for decorations and black paper mustaches for the straws.

For food, I prepared fruit parfaits for the appetizer, two kind of fondues (cheese and chocolate) and meatball sliders for main, bacon wrapped dates/stilton cheese inside, pigs in blankets, mozzarella/basil/tomato salad for sides .

For drinks, I prepared Margarita/ lots of sliced fruits, wines, and sparking juice.

Later, my husband was nice enough to make some spicy tuna hand rolls for us. It was a big hit!! Thanks, honey. Sorry, no pictures. 🙁

For dessert, I prepared coffee, tea with some sweets.

I asked my husband to hang up the balloons along the chandelier above the table. It could be less enjoyable to work with the big ladder in such a narrow space, but he was happy to do it and was humming through the work. He is a such a good man.

Last but not least, the music that my younger son downloaded for me. The soft pop music made our party so flawless and the guests all loved it.

Good friends, delicious food, flowers and music… The party couldn’t be better!

I had a great time with my girlfriends. I was soooooo happy to make them and me a good memory. I’ll throw parties more often for my family and friends from now on.

Never too many photos, right? Here they are!

I folded the craft paper, drew half mustache and cut it along the line.

I folded the craft paper, drew half mustaches and cut them along the pencil lines.

I also made heart shapes to decorate the window shades.

I also made heart shapes to decorate the window shades.

I pinned the heart shaped papers on the shades. Will be a good idea for little kids' Valentine parties.

I pinned the heart shaped papers on the shades. Would be a good idea for little kids’ Valentine parties.

My husband hung about 50 balloons on the ceiling using the clear scotch tapes.

My husband hung about 50 balloons on the ceiling using clear scotch tapes.

All the balloons are up! So pretty.

All the balloons are up! So pretty.

A close look.

A close look.

 

From the bottom of the chandelier

From the bottom of the chandelier.

 

Can you spy on me?

Can you spy on me?

Bacon wrapped dates with the stilton cheese inside.

Bacon wrapped dates with the stilton cheese inside.

Pig in the blanket in the oven.

Pigs in blankets in the oven.

After making all the food, the coffee that my hubby brought for me was the best to have first. :)

After making all the food, the coffee that my hubby brought for me was the best to have first. 🙂

MBT(mozzarella, basil, tomato) salad and the baked dates.

MBT(mozzarella, basil, tomato) salad and the baked dates.

The handmade meatball/coleslaw sliders.

The handmade meatball/coleslaw sliders. Sorry about the plate. 🙁

Fruit parfait. yoplait, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and whipping creams on the top.

Fruit parfait. yoplait on the bottom, pineapples,strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and whipped cream on the top. It was a heavy appetizer. 🙂

Pig in the blanket with the ketchup and horseradish sauces.

Pigs in blankets with ketchup and horseradish sauces.

Margarita with sliced lemons, apples and some blackberries.

Margarita with sliced lemons, apples and some blackberries.

Cheese Fondue. I mixed the swiss cheese and the gruyere cheese half and half, some flours, ground nutmeg and a pinch of salt and served with the cubic cut french bread, bell peppers, broccolies, baked sweet potatoes and baby carrots.

Cheese Fondue. I mixed the swiss cheese and the gruyere cheese half and half, some flours, ground nutmeg and a pinch of salt and served with the cubic cut french bread, bell peppers, broccolies, baked sweet potatoes and baby tomatoes.

Dark chocolate Fondue. I served it with the french bread, wheat crackers, strawberries, mashmellows, dried apricots, mini pretzels.

Dark chocolate Fondue. I served it with the french bread, wheat crackers, pineapples, strawberries, mashmellows, dried apricots, mini pretzels.

Now shall we start the party?

Now shall we start the party?

 

A close shot.

A close shot.

Enjoy yourself!

Enjoy yourself!

flowers.

flowers!

flowers.

flowers!!

flowers!

flowers!!!

Let me introduce today's guests.

Let me introduce today’s guests.

He is not a guest, but a big thanks for making the party fabulous.

He is not a guest, but a big thanks for making the party fabulous.

Here is Seoungyoo, the oldest but the youngest spirit. Love her sequined skirt.

This is Seoungyoo, the oldest but the youngest spirit. Love her sequined skirt.

Isn't she so beautiful? The necklace was perfect with the black and black outfit.

Isn’t she so beautiful? The necklace was perfect with the black and black outfit.

Here is Kyoung. "I got a mustache." She is so cute.

This is Kyoung. “I got a mustache.” She is so cute.

Who will be thinking she is in 40's? She is so young and skinny. Can you tell I'm jealous?

Who will be thinking she is in 40’s? She is so young and skinny. Can you tell I’m jealous?

This is Jieun, who has the warmest heart ever. How pretty she is with the cute hair pin and the siver metallic flats.

This is Jieun, who has the warmest heart ever. How pretty she is with the cute hair pin and the silver flats.

Are you thirsty? Or just playing with the straw?

Are you thirsty? Or just playing with the straw?

Are you taking a picture of me or food?

Are you taking a picture of me or food?

Talking and talking... never finished.

Talking and talking… never finished.

With the curtains closed, we look creepy somehow.

With the curtains closed, we look creepy somehow.

Preparing in the kitchen.

I forgot the flowers on the table! Wait, we can’t start without them!!

Beautiful three ladies.

The three beautiful ladies.

Let me try the chocolate fondue. Warm dark chocolate covered bread was so good.

Let me try the chocolate fondue. Warm dark chocolate covered bread was so good.

Altogether. I love you, girls.

Altogether. I love you, girls.

Say cheese~~~

Say cheese~~~

By the end of the party, Jieun presented us the pretty key holders from her business trip to San Antonio. I took the purple cowboy hat.Thanks, Jieun.

By the end of the party, Jieun presented us these pretty key holders from her business trip to San Antonio. I took the purple cowboy hat.Thanks, Jieun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Bon Appetit

8 Comments

  • Ji-Eun says:

    Great party with great people in great place with great food. Many thanks to Suna and her family for a great memory!!

  • Jane says:

    You lovely ladies rock! Beautiful party with such cute decorations, food, and models 🙂 It’s always a beautiful thing to see friendships bloom. <3 Enjoy your future outings! Ill have to send out an invitation for my next concert.

  • Ok-Kyeong says:

    The best party I’ve ever had. Thank you, Suna, for every detail of the party. This post made me realize there were so much more behind the scene. I will never forget the moment we had together. I am so grateful that you are my friend. ^_^

  • Seungyoo Kim says:

    Suna! It was a great party! I had such a good time with you and the others. You are a talented lady with a warm heart! I can’t wait for the next time we meet.

    • Suna Cho says:

      Today, I’m thinking of you, sis. I had a great time with you as well and can’t wait to see you next Sat. You are always in my prayers. 🙂

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