Thursday, June 9, 2011


Last Friday night, Steve and I had some friends over for a "Fancy-ish Dinner Party".  The invitation read as follows:

Congratulations!  We have decided to have a dinner party, and you are the select few (selected from thousands of candidates) who have made the guest list.
Dinner will be black tie optional.  If you opt not to don your formal wear, just wear jeans.  We will be in casual clothes, but if you want to dust off your tux/gown, bring it on.
Don't bring anything, just an appetite.  We will most likely be having pork, so if you have an aversion to the pig, let us know and we will have a PB&J with carrot sticks waiting for you.

In true fashion, we had Mexican food.  I used the rest of my Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork and made enchiladas and Steve made fajitas.  I also tried these brownies and they didn't exactly turn out.  I feel blasphemous saying this, but I do not recommend this recipe from Pioneer Woman.  They were a complete mess.  All of the caramel settled on the bottom so they were impossible to get out of the pan.  Also, there is WAY too much caramel in them.  If I were to make them again, which I won't, I would increase the cooking times on both layers and would have used about half the amount of caramel that is suggested. 

Our friends Les and Emily didn't disappoint with their Fancy-ish attire.  I took a few prom pictures for them:

Then Steve taught some golf lessons upstairs...cause that's what we do at Casa de Callaway:

Our friend Kevin dressed up Fancy-ish as well. 

All of these outfits wanted me to go dress up more (I just had a casual dress on).  I was thisclose to putting on my wedding dress since I have been dying for a reason to squeeze into it again, but felt breathing was more important while entertaining guests. 

One of our friends who will remain nameless, apparently didn't read the entire invitation and truly believed this was a black tie affair.  He and his poor girlfriend came dressed to the nines and were shocked when Steve answered the door in shorts and a t-shirt.  His girlfriend later told me that she was really wondering about us since we were asking people to get all dressed up just to stay at our house for dinner.  Apparently she doesn't know how fancy we truly are. 

We had such a good time and were so glad to get to spend time with friends that we don't get to see nearly enough.  After everyone got here we realized the theme could have been "Tom James Quitters" because one person from each couple quit Tom James (I represented for our couple). 

After throwing the party, I realized how much I love having people over and so our friends can be expecting more parties in the future.  Now to think of more themes...

1 comment:

  1. How fun! Who doesn't want to go to someone else's house and eat amazing, FREE food?! No one entertains nearly enough these days. Wish we lived closer!