This past weekend I threw a bridal shower for my friend Jessica. We became quick friends when she started dating Jon’s best friend Matt.
I always used to tell Matt that I wanted him to date someone who I could be friends with, so I was pretty excited when he introduced me to Jess.
I of course had to have a mimosa bar, because what event is complete without a little booze? I served the champagne with grapefruit, orange juice and raspberry lemonade. The raspberry lemonade was by far the most popular choice (probably because it was awesome).
This cheese board is actually Jon’s masterpiece. Thank goodness I had him around to help set up before the shower because preparing for a shower with a newborn takes a tiny bit longer than I expected.
I used this recipe for the cucumber topping. It’s just Boursin cheese and a tiny bit of heavy cream. Easy and awesome. Done and done.
Then there were cheesecake pops. Oh, cheesecake pops.
True story: I tried to make my very first cheesecake the day before the shower while Adelaide was napping. I rushed through it and got it in the oven literally at the same time that she woke up. I baked it for an hour and then let it cool in the oven for the recommended five hours.
And then I forgot about it.
The next morning I woke up and realized my mistake. I’m pretty sure the guests wouldn’t have appreciated eating a cheesecake that had been sitting out for twenty four hours, so I had to throw it out and send Jon to buy a store bought one. The worst part isn’t that I had to throw out a perfectly good cheesecake, it’s that I wasted an entire two hour nap.
Next time I would skip trying to make it from scratch and just buy a store bought one to begin with.
Congratulations to Matt and Jessica. We couldn’t be more excited for you!