5.26.2008


Chablis and I wanted to have a surprise "going away" party for our friend Heidi! Her husband and her were only in Virginia Beach for a year and we are so sad to see them move on. They are going to North Carolina next month and will be greatly missed. We had a fun night filled with memories and laughter! Heidi has made many friends in this past year and we invited a few of them to gather to celebrate her!

I have been wanting a picture of all four of us for awhile now, so I was so glad that we got one! All four of us are pregnant...all due within about 1 1/2 month! It's so fun to have not just one, but three other close friends to be pregnant with. You can imagine...a lot of our conversations right now are about being pregnant but it is so much fun!

Everyone was asked to bring an appetizer to share and we had some delicious ones! Heidi brought an amazing Brie with baguettes and then we had ham and crab dip and also Five Layered Taco dip!








This table was so fun to decorate! We decided to do the party at my moms house because she has more room at her table than Chablis and I do. It was so great! One of my favorite parts about doing parties is the decorating and making things look nice. This table was a success for sure!









Chablis was in charge of the dinner. She did fabulous, as usual! She made us this delicious salad that was made with blueberries, pine nuts, sugarsnap peas, and parmesean cheese! The dressing was amazing too! The main dish was a stuffed chicken breast with an artichoke filling. It was served with mediterranean tomatoes and was not only beautiful but delicious too.






















For dessert I made chocolate covered strawberries, toffee, and miniature cheescakes and lemon rounds! Don't you just love dessert? Everyone was asked to bring a few scrapbook pages of memories that they have had with Heidi and her family this past year! It turned out so cute! You can see it standing up in the dessert table.




























Everyone brought home a personalized goody to remember the evening by! I filled them with delicious mint cookies.

7 comments:

The Adams Family said...

Oh, what a fantastic memory! I love that we celebrated Heidi in the most special way that she taught us how to celebrate. Hopefully she recognizes that as part of the honor.

Natalie said...

WOW you guys go all out! Looks like fun- I can't believe you are all pregnant, that is so much fun!

The Smiths said...

What a wonderful party! Thank you for including me in the special celebration.

Colleen said...

You should be a party planner! Your parties are always so lovely!

Nielsen Family said...

So much fun! You did an AMAZING job at making it such a SPECIAL evening for Heidi!

Leah said...

This looks amazing...you girls out there always do such a fabulous job of decorating for parties!! Seriously though, you guys are crazy. Everything looks beautiful and I'm sure Heidi loved every minute of it...you are such a good friend! Love that you are all pregnant that is always soooo much fun...I remember that when I had Madelyn I had some close friends pregnant....you all look great !!

Dave and Treona said...

I LOVE the picture of the four of you pregnant women. How fun!! You all look great. And what a fabulous party; you guys really know how to spice things up!