Baby is Brewing

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On Saturday Kara, Allegra, and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Melissa! I was in my element—I LOVE to host and plan. I get so excited to make all the list; shopping list, mapping out the day by day plan, and hour by hour plan for the morning of the party! I made a cake, fruit tarts, spring rolls, and tomato soup shooters with mini grilled cheese.

It was a day filled with games, we guessed baby food ingredients, and more drinking than expected; Melissa is the first of our Denver friend group to have a baby so the booze were still flowing.

I picked a peaches and cream cake since it is peach season and then made a dark chocolate mini fruit tarts because the mom-to-be loves dark chocolate. The spring rolls and soup were more random picks but I liked them because they were a little different and fun!

The cake toppers, fitting the Baby is Brewing theme, were the homage to Michigan; Bell’s IPA and Michigan State University colored baby bottle.

Peaches and Cream Cake

Dark Chocolate Fruit Tart – I used the shell and custard recipe from this link and then followed this link to make it dark chocolate

Grilled Cheese Tomato Bisque Shooters

Bahn Mi Spring Rolls

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Southern Love

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A few weekends ago I attended one of my good friends wedding in Savannah, Georgia. I didn’t get a ton of time to explore the city because I got in on a Friday afternoon and left on the following Sunday morning but from what I saw I loved. It reminded me a lot of Charleston which is where I lived before I moved to Denver, and where I lived with Will who was the one getting married.

It was such fun filled weekend (as you can see from the photos) with friends I haven’t seen in a while. The wedding was at the Westin so we got to enjoy the pool on the wedding day. We also went to Churchill’s GastroPub and Taphouse for the rehearsal dinner, Top Deck Bar for late night drinks, B&D Burgers, and Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano after the wedding.

This was also my first black tie wedding which was awesome; I love dressing up. I actually wore my senior prom dress—BCBG is timeless. The wedding also had unlimited oysters, well probably not actually unlimited but that was the way I treated it.

-Da Fam aka the name of our Groupme chat group-

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-The rehearsal dinner-

 

-The family of the grooms-

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