Janet turned 40 on the weekend, and we had a "Young at Heart" party for her. This has kept me rather busy cooking over the past few weeks!!
We were expecting about 40 people, so I made lots of food - I cooked most of the finger food in advance and froze it.
We started with lots of different nibblies.....
Cheese, dip and crackers
and of course some lollies!
The "healthy plate" - I made a big bowl of hommus. In fact, I am still eating it now :-)
Then we moved onto some hot finger food....
a pile of sausage rolls
I made 3 different kinds of meatballs - mexican beef, sweet chilli turkey & honey, rosemary lamb
I also made a batch of corn fritters, 2 kinds of puff pastry pizza scrolls (bbq meat lovers & roasted vegie), and Nigellas Ritzy Chicken Nuggets
We had a wonderful gang of waiters to help hand the food around - thanks kids!!
and because it was a "young at heart" party, we also had to play a few party games - we "pinned the nose on the koala" and also played "pass the parcel!!!
And then we had dinner!
I made 2 rather large lasagne's - one meaty and one vegie (I forgot to take a photo until after they were outside in the dark)
My Mum made this delicious salad, and there was also a potato salad from Chevonne, that I neglected to photograph! Garlic bread too!!
Then, there has to be some desert......
We did have a fruit platter, but we kind of left it in the fridge. oops
every kids party needs fairy bread!!
the jelly cups were a big hit!
Pam made these fairy cakes
and Janet specially requested chocolate crackles, so Chevonne & her kids made these snazzy looking ones!!
And of course, no birthday is complete without a cake..... Janet selected this one from the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake book, and I made it for her.....
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY!!!!