I invited all my ladies out for "mom-garitas" on the patio. It was meant to be a casual time to catch up with friends sans kids. I actually thought maybe 5 people would come, but 22 RSVP'ed! In one day's time I was able to throw together quite the little party. It helps when you are a party supply hoarder--it looked like I had planned for weeks. You will have to trust me because I have no pictures of the set-up. Whump, whump. I do have some blurry pictures of some of my menu items. They were so delicious and I thought I would share!
We started with these amazing kebabs:
The cute picks are from my Smarty Had a Party. Thank goodness they are local to me and I could grab on a day's notice! I simply cube a watermelon and some feta cheese and then skewered them. I drizzled a vinaigrette that I made with sriracha, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and a little EVOO. I topped it all off with a basil chiffonade straight from my garden.
Speaking of my garden, I grabbed cucumbers to make these amazeballs Cucumber Margaritas from Tastes Lovey. I also made Ina Garten's Pineapple Margs, which were sooo yummy. The whole bar was set up in the most precious way (again, you'll have to trust me :))
We also had a Taco Cart (because it is Taco Tuesday somewhere). In addition to the usual goodies, I made a huge vat of Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche (it uses cooked shrimp, so not really authentic ceviche). The recipe can be found here. Here it is as I was making it, just before adding the avocado:
Finally, I topped off the evening with trays of mini key lime pies: