We decided to throw a party to celebrate the hot summer days with a menu consisting of all cold bites and chilly treats. The cold food concept was based on a friend's idea a few years back. Guests brought different cold appetizers, salads, fruit and vegetable dishes. We made homemade roasted peach caramel popsicles (using Fat Toad Farm's incredible caramel) and ice cream Biscoff truffles–well, sort of homemade. The recipes will be posted shortly. Our last chilly treats of the afternoon were a trio of pints of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams–Brambleberry Crisp, Goat Cheese with Red Cherries and The Milkiest Chocolate in the World. All of them were pretty amazing.
We had salt water taffy by Salty Road for guests to enjoy and take home as favors because salt water taffy is such the quintessential summer treat. Salty Road's flavors were beautiful with a crunchy salt finish–salty caramel apple, peppermint, bergamot, sea salt caramel and vanilla.
These garlands from The Land of Nod added a colorful and festive note and Minted's cake stand and Little Explorer party decor were lovely finishing touches to the party. Everything was easy to put together and assemble. The wooden spoons were from Fort and Field.
Thanks to The Land of Nod for providing garlands, to Minted for providing party decor and to Salty Road for sending us taffy to make our summer celebration complete. It wouldn't have been a summer-y party without all of you! Thanks everyone, for bringing delicious cold bites to share and for making it a wonderful party!
Post by Michelle Sterling of Avery and Augustine
You can see her work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.