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grown-up like party. ehhh.

My first friend in my group of close girlies I grew up with is engaged. I’m thrilled for her as I love her fiancee and think they’re a really nice couple (though she does often forbid him to watch Sox games during dinner, and that’s just wrong according to me). But I do love them together. So although I am against getting married so young, I have to say I approve of them and their relationship.

Sooo tomorrow night a couple of us are throwing her and her fiancee an engagement party. This is out first real adult party, meaning no beirut playing, jello shots, etc. and we’re basically like wtf…how do we throw a party without drinking games? (IS this even possible? Because I’m not quite sure…I’ll let you know tomorrow). We’re trying to be all mature and grown-up like because gasp, parents will be there. And many of the people attending the party, we have never met before. In addition, most of the people attending the party are couples. Which leads my friends and I to believe we will be acting as hosts/servers/maids to a party full of couples. Can you say depressing? I’m already urging my fellow hostesses to come out and get drunk with me after. What? In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with going out and getting drunk after throwing your friend a very nice party to celebrate her happy engagement to her lovely boyfriend, especially when you are sickeningly single. So we will either be doing that, or sitting on the couch stuffing our faces with all the leftover party food crying about our pathetic lives. Once again, I’ll let you know after the party.

The party is not at my apartment, but I will be cooking up a storm tomorrow to prepare for it. I am making a three-cheese fritatta (courtesy of Martha Stewart’s chef, Pierre); a goat cheese and caramelized onion dip (courtesy of my mom); turkey, brie, and cranberry chutney quesadillas (courtesy of Martha); and a taco dip (courtesy of me…and my mom). When I was in middle school/high school, whenever I’d go to a friend’s get-together or whatever, my mom would make me a taco dip to bring. My friends LOVED it. She eventually taught me to make it and it is pretty much the easiest thing in the world (note: my parents are gourmet chefs so I am shocked my mom can/will do something this easy). So easy in fact, I am really bored of making it and I could do it with my eyes closed (except for the time I bought the peach salsa instead of regular and poured it all over the dip…gross). But it’s apparently soo good that Chelsee is asking to have it for her wedding cake when she gets married (my mom and I are going to make like a 10-layer one with a bride and groom on top). I asked if I should make it for the engagement party and then quickly said, “nah, not classy enough.” Until I heard that the bride-to-be specially requested it. So taco dip I will be making.

Maybe I’ll post some pics of my completed food creations tomorrow. If they look good. I still kinda wish the party was going to be like the last one Nina and I threw…Check out our fridge pics. Now our fridge is just filled with gourmet-ish food and no trashy alcohol. Sigh.

P.S. Nablopomo is ovahh, suckas. I think I only missed one day. And in my defense, I wasn’t home at all that entire day (I was off doing more fun-like things that I didn’t divulge). I think I try to post every day anyhow, sooo you probably won’t see much change from me. I’m happy I met sooo many blogger friends during November, and I hope you all keep posting because I love reading you 🙂

17 Responses to “grown-up like party. ehhh.”

  1. Sassy Says:

    fabulous!!! congrats to your friends!!

  2. Peter DeWolf Says:

    Wow. That is certainly a grown-up menu that you are preparing. (Don’t forget an apron. 😉 )

    And you were worried about having no plans for activities in December. One day in and you have a party!

  3. Jenn (http://freeandflawed.wordpress.com) Says:

    I posted a crap load before NaBloPoMo and I’m sure I’ll keep posting after it. People will probably wonder if NaBlo..really ended or not 😛

  4. nicoleantoinette Says:

    Extremely grown-up things freak me out too. Luckily (?) none of my close friends have gotten engaged yet, so I have avoided this particular type of grown up party, but it terrifies me. I think you’ll do just fine though- especially if you know you’ll be drinking all of the alcohol in Boston afterward.

  5. Shelley Says:

    People I know are getting engaged left and right. None of them have been extremely close friends, but still… doesn’t make it any less frustrating!

    Good luck with the party. Nice choice of foods.

    P.S. I like your post from yesterday… I’ve already downloaded some of the songs from the list that I don’t have.

  6. t.b.f.love. Says:

    That three-cheese frittata sounds delicious! I may have to hunt it down/try it. Good luck with the party!

  7. Gjelly Says:

    This totally makes me want to come be a host/server/maid at your party…just so I can go out and get drunk with the fellow single ladies when it’s all done! And also maybe so I can stuff my face with leftovers. 🙂 I’m definitely struggling with the whole “embrace being single while you’re young” thing!

  8. Michelle Says:

    grown up parties are definitely fun. but they dont’ have to be completely sans alcohol. 😉

  9. Jamie Lovely Says:

    Good luck with the grown up party!

    It’s going to be weird when all my friends and I “grow up”. I don’t look forward to that!

  10. Gooseberried Says:

    Good luck on your adult party adventure! Glad I don’t have to deal with that anytime soon. (I hope.) Love reading your blog too!

  11. Wendiva Says:

    craziness!! grown-up parties are so much work! congrats on ur friend’s engagement!!

    ~Wendiva
    http://wendiva.blogspot.com

  12. So@24 Says:

    We’re totally at that age now. “Grown up parties” and our friends tying the knot.

    I went to my first wedding last year in which the bride and groom were both of my good friends from middle school. It’s weird.

    No booze at parties. I don’t want to grow up yet.

  13. The Bee Says:

    How young is too young to get married?

  14. one girl Says:

    Oooh, the food you’re making sounds so good! I’m sure the grown-up party will go off without a hitch 🙂

    Please don’t stuff your face and cry afterwards though!! You should totally go out with your other single girlfriends and have a blast.

  15. one girl Says:

    oh, and by the way… are you a Martha fan (it looks like you are)? You should totally check out the blog that her magazine Bluelines does if you haven’t seen it before… it’s great!

    http://blogs1.marthastewart.com/blueprint/

  16. Katelin Says:

    I haven’t been to too many adult parties myself, let alone throw one. So don’t worry you’re definitely not alone there.

    And oh man I would so enlist you as caterer if I did have to host one, haha. That food sounds amazing!

  17. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    Your list of food made me hungry. 🙁 I wish women down in S. FL cooked (well).

    Adult parties can be fun, because you don’t wake up the next day with a hangover, though you are less likely to have those, “When the hell did we take *that* picture?!” moments, which are fun.

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