Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Erika!

This past weekend we finally got the chance to use about 68% of our wedding gifts with a lovely little dinner party and sleepover and brunch in honor of our good friend Erika's birthday. We were wavering between a "Soul Night" theme and "Paella Party" so birthday girl made the decision. Paella it was! Here are some pictures of the fun night (and photo credits to Mr. Seth Haak who took most of these pictures. Jeff was also in charge of photography but didn't do so hot. So thanks Mandy and Seth!!)
The birthday girl!

Erikal made the sangria, AND transported it all the way from LA without spilling in her car!

Mandy made this salad, it was deeelish!

Our two paellas, one with seafood and one without so we wouldn't kill Gina.

I made this beehive bundt cake and lavender honey ice cream. Not too shabby if I say so myself!


We ended the night with a rousing game of Cranium, boys vs. girls. They totally beat us. This was the best part of the game, Matt trying to hum and whistle "Like a Virgin". Even though Seth was obviously concentrating, the boys failed to guess it. Point scored for the girls...