Since the party was for both, decorating along a shared theme wasn't easy. We decided that since the meal had an Italian theme, that would be the part that represented my dad. My sister is the diva of the family, so the dessert table was decorated with her in mind.
We put the bread on the edge of the table away from everything else, and then put out Glutino Bagel Crisps for my son. All the antipasto was gluten free.
We also ordered a potato salad, a Greek salad, and a fruit salad, all of which were safe for my son to eat, and absolutely delicious. The cooks were friendly, and everyone raved about how incredible the food was. The price was absolutely reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. I wouldn't hesitate to hire them again for an event.
The weather channel had called for massive thunderstorms, and the clouds started rolling in so the caterers quickly cooked up the rest of the food and put it in large containers for us to bring them indoors if the weather turned. We had originally planned on setting everything outdoors, but decided to set up some things indoors instead. Fortunately, the clouds passed by and the evening turned out to be gorgeous. We brought out the dessert table and set up the cakes outside. We had blown up some photos of my dad and sister over the years and had planned on setting them up outside, but instead we strung them up in the kitchen. They were a nice walk down memory lane. People checked out the photos as they served themselves candy.
We found a nice array of gluten free candy at our local Party Packagers, and went with the hot pink, black and silver theme from my sister's "half" of the cake. The kids and adults loved it, and people made sure to fill up a bag to bring home with them at the end of the night.
My Pink Apron and exceeded our expectations. We had sent her some ideas that we found on Pinterest to give her an idea of what we wanted, and she completely got the look and feel we were going for. She was even able to fill each side of the cake with a different flavour filling. The price was reasonable and it was worth every penny.
It was great having everyone together for the party, since it's not often that my dad's whole family gets together. We typically have a huge gathering at Christmas, and then smaller gatherings throughout the year. This year has seen a bunch of milestone birthdays and as a result I've been seeing a lot more of my family, which is nice since we'll be moving soon (that's another update post, coming soon). We ate, we drank, we laughed, we took lots of photos, and everyone had a great time. My sister's 30th and my dad's 65th birthdays were celebrated in style!
|My parents, sister, husband, kids, and mother-in-law (and me!)|