I made up for it, however, by consuming enough alcohol to be the equivalent caloric intake of three dozen deep fried twinkies.
The signs above the liquor area were put together by my husband. I had made cute little tags for the desserts so people knew what they were eating.
There were about 40 people who attended and we had three tables full of desserts. There was only one casualty which was the breaking of a wine glass. Our friend managed to do it in a location of the house that resulted in three rooms being splattered with red wine - two carpeted and one tiled. Did you know that white vinegar takes out red wine stains? The resulting smell was less than desirable, but the wine came right out and the party continued on around the cleanup.
It was the perfect number of people and remained nicely spread out between the basement where people were bowling on the bowling alley and watching the Crosstown Shootout game (University of Cincinnati vs. Xavier University basketball) and upstairs where the food and drinks were.
This is a picture of MG and I as the party was getting started. I think whomever took this picture was already drunk because it's a little blurry. Yes, that's the same top and sweater I wore in our Christmas photo. I bought it to wear for the party and decided the day of the picture to wear it for that, too!
Here's the pear pecan sour cream cake. It also makes a great brunch item and is very yummy with whipped cream.
A good time was had by all and we've already had several requests to throw this party again next year!