So I had a very pleasurable Saturday night this week, as we had a little soiree for my boyfriend’s brothers 18th and dads 50th. As you can imagine this was a fairly big occasion for celebration and his mum thought it would be different if we hosted a sort of posh sit down dinner for their rather large family.Anyway, once we realised this brilliant idea involved cooking a 3 course meal for 20 people, weeks of planning and preparation ensued. The idea was to make it quite formal, as father-in-law has a penchant for all things art deco and had received a beautiful period cocktail cabinet for his birthday; this would be the theme of the evening. We devised a menu, decorated the dining room, made a slideshow of suitably embarrassing baby photos and spent a few Friday nights doing ‘research’ for the cocktail reception, yum yum! After much taste testing I shall share with you our favourite cocktails which were very simple to make and went down a treat with the guests!
Tequila Sunrise - 1 shot of tequila, fill with orange juice and a splash of grenadine (serve in a tall glass)
Pina Colada - 2 shots of coconut rum (malibu etc), pinapple juice, and a spash of single cream and milk
& we just made this one up - 1 shot of southern comfort, half cranberry juice, half lemonade, a spash of fresh lime juice.
But down to fashion business - when it came to what to wear I was initially stumped, but after deciding that old school glamour was most definitely the way to go I came up with this..
Another fab vintage find from a few years back in a local charity shop for only £7.99! I think it looks very reminiscent of Dior’s New Look, which inspired the A/W10 Louis Vuitton collection. My boy is wearing a gorgeous black suit with velvet brocade pattern, from H&M, the shirt is from Topman.