New Years Eve Party 2011

Last night, Brad and I hosted a New Years Eve party with a lot of great food and even better friends.

Here’s a run down of the food I provided.

Cheese Ball

This cheese ball is my grandmother’s recipe and it is money.  Even though it was gigantic, my guests licked the platter clean, so to speak.  I will most definitely post the recipe soon.

Ricotta and Pesto Flatbread

Spicy brownies, care of my friend Josh

Peanut Butter Brownies, also care of Josh.

Clearly, he outdid himself.  These were divine.

Pear, Brie and Shallot Flatbread

We’re back to me on this one.

Mini Sweet Potato Biscuits with Bacon and Pimento Cheese

Mini Sweet Potato Biscuits with Apple Butter

The first was Brad’s idea, but my execution.

Curried Chickpea Dip

I got this recipe from Women’s Health and it was good, but nothing to call home about.

Now, for the guests that made the night so much fun…

Grant, Brad and Josh (the brownie maker)

Brad and Tim, hamming it up for the camera

Mark, Brad and Tim

Sarah and I

Grant, Sarah, Josh, and I

Dave, being elusive


And tons of pretty girls, plus a few photo bombers

That’s all I’ve got for you.  There were more guests and more photos that should have been taken.  But when you’re having such a great time enjoying everyone’s company, sometimes it’s hard to pick up the camera.

I’m pretty sure Brittney got some excellent photos as well.

I feel so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful friends.

Here’s to 2012 and all it has in store. It’s going to be a good year.

Happy New Year!!!


12 Responses to New Years Eve Party 2011

  1. josie Kendall

    It was wonderful! Thanks for including me! Sorry I left early, but I think I made the right call, was not feeling good…Happy New Year!

  2. Marie Schrum

    I so enjoy seeing you put healthy foods to work for your parties. Please share those receipes! It is blogs like yours and the FB that can enlighten people that healthier foods can be “fun” and fuel for us. Glad to see that you and Brad are in your lovely home and that you are enjoying such wonderful fellowship with all your good friends. I know your Mom and Dad are so happy for the two of you.
    Wishing you and Brad a very Happy New Year’s Day the best for 2012!!
    Marie and Noah

  3. It looks like you had a blast ringing in the new year! All of your appetizers sound – and look – delicious! Can’t wait for the recipes! Happy New Year!

  4. Fabulous sparkly top! Wow, so many delic looking dishes- I would have been all about the flat breads and dips [and the peanut butter brownies] haha 😛 Looks like y’all had a fun and fabulous NYE celebration!

  5. oh my gosh, all of your party food looks delicious!! happy new year!

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