#reverb10 — December 9, Party!

Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid, reverb10.com)

I really really enjoyed our anniversary party this year.  We held it June 19, 2010, Father’s Day Weekend, and we had a Taco Bar. Tim and I made the taco filling — one vegetarian/vegan, one meat based — and everyone else brought the stuff to make tacos, from the tortillas and shells to the black olives that I never would have served myself, because I’m not a fan.

We filled our sink with ice and water to keep the wine, soda, and beer cold, and set up a drink mixer station on our tiny little bar, serving mojitos, mint juleps, and old fashioneds. The mint for the drinks came from our garden.

Oh! and for desert, we served our wedding cake topper from the freezer. The marzipan was freezer burned (we certainly didn’t wrap it well!), but once the marzipan was cracked off, the butter cream on the inside was still delicious, even if the strawberries between cake layers were a bit funky. Either way, it was a pretty wonderful surprise, and a wonderful way to top off the party.

We invited our favorite fraternity brothers, and their spouses, and my friends — my college roommate, Sarah and Matt, and Katie and her husband Chris. I was really nervous about the two groups mixing, but they generally took well to each other — we had games of Settlers of Catan, Bridge, and the “Divorce Mode” of Mario Brothers.

It made a huge mess, but because we used our fiesta wear and our glasses, it cleaned up really quickly. Fabulous party, and I can’t wait to repeat it in the future.

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