Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Happy Housewarming... and birthday too!

Today I celebrated my new home with a housewarming party! This house was a long time coming-- a big dream come true for me. And you know I love a party!
This was my first "grown up" party, and I had a lot of fun (with the help of my friends) preparing for it. I served appetizers and desserts. My friend, Krista, and I made the little house-shaped cookies for party favors. It was our first attempt at making royal icing. Have any of you made royal icing? Martha makes it look so easy. It wasn't. Krista made the gorgeous pumpkin cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting. The cookies are my current favorite cookie-- oatmeal with raisins and dried cranberries. Yum!
This was the rest of the spread. It just so happens that it was my birthday also, so my friend Cindy baked a wonderful chocolate cake for me!
...And yes, that is a 29 on that cake. Am I 29? Nope. I just thought 29 looked better on the cake than a 43. I'm actually glad to be in my 40's though. In fact, I love it. The 29 just looked better.