2nd Annual: So It’s An Event

We love parties! And we loved the Hayley Housewarming 2009 so much that we decided to make it an annual event.

The problem with annual events is that you start to forget some of the basics – like taking really great photos. So we don’t really have any photos, other than set up and prep shots.

But I like this photo of the signature Hayley dessert 2010: A cupcake bar. How fun is this?

We provided yellow and chocolate cupcakes, half frosted with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, half frosted with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting. {Yum}

Toppings included:

  • Crushed Heath bar
  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Chopped Reese’s miniatures
  • Toasted coconut
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Chopped pecans
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Guests simply had to get a cupcake(s) and then pick toppings of their choice. {Double yum!}

Anyway, we had a lot of fun – as we always do. The house was full, drinks and food were plentiful and it was terribly late before we all went to bed.

Today we’ve been enjoying reading the various notes from our friends about the party. I told The Boy about one note, which read:

You have such a welcoming house.

That really made me happy. I told The Boy that if I could pick anything to have said about our home, that would be it. A welcoming home. It’s perfect and captures our heart for entertaining and extending hospitality to our circle of friends/family/colleagues.

The Boy’s response?

I think the secret to a great party is to provide the opportunity, then get out of the way.

Wisdom, that is.

I think we’ll do it again.

3 Comment

  1. John says: Reply

    Oooh, can I come next year?

  2. John says: Reply

    I'll take more better pictures next time.

  3. Promise? If so, you're on the list!

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