Taking a little break from my usual decor posts, I thought it’d be fun to share how we like to enjoy our home and share it with others!
My mom’s birthday recently passed and we threw her a small dinner party at our house with all her favorites, as simple as they may be. We had a fire in the fireplace, candles all around and smells of a home-cooked meal in the air. Being her birthday, we of course, had to spoil her a bit as she always does us. We went with her favorite menu, a chicken dish with a lemon, shallot cream sauce, side of veggies, white wine, and her favorite “Orange Bliss Cake” for dessert.
If you’re interested in the Lemon Chicken recipe, let me know! I’d be happy to share.
The cake has become a birthday tradition for us; it’s so simple to make and always get devoured. I’ve shared the recipe later in this post :).
Here’s the birthday girl…
Aside from the food, I wanted it to feel special and sentimental so I laid out a bunch of old photos, bought pink and red flowers and balloons and made up a playlist of all her favorite songs, old and new. She knew it was all about her the moment she came in–perfect.
Mom’s English and a big tea drinker, so I though it’d be cute to use this teapot to hold the flower. It’s such a whimsical centerpiece, I will definitely be repeating the idea.
Here’s the cake, complete with blackberries.
I’m eating the last piece of this cake as I write this post, haha! I posted the recipe here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear from you guys! What are you favorite ways to entertain? Any good dessert recipes I should know about?