We are heading into such a wild time of year. We are pulled in so many different directions and it is easy to feel too busy to take some time to relax and reconnect with friends. We took an evening last weekend for just the girls to enjoy each other and relax before the crazy holiday schedules kick into full gear.
Every get together doesn't need to be a ton of work and preparation. There are easy ways to make a party fun and festive while keeping your work to a minimum. One of our good friends is having her second baby in a few weeks and we took this opportunity to celebrate her, but kept it simple and thoughtful.
1 Everyone brought an appetizer to share
2 We used candles and flowers as our decorations to set a fun mood with easy set up and clean up
3 We kept our drink slection simple and elegant with the Sonoma-Cutrer Wines Chardonay and Pinot Noir and flavored water
The Sonoma-Cutrer Wines Chardonay was my favorite. It has all the elements of a classic Chardonay with aromas of apple and pear with a mild oak spice and hints of vanilla and tosated nuts. It paired beautifully with our Mushroom and Brie topped Fingerling Potatoes. The Pinot Noir was delicious as well. With the deep and dark fruity aromas of blackberries, dark raspberries, and cherries. It is a mild, silky, elegant wine that complimented our Kale, Cranberry, and Almond salad.
While we were enjoying our wine and catching up we had a henna artist painting designs on our hands and on the new mom's belly. It really complimented our laid back and relaxing event and continued to remind us of the evening for the next couple of weeks until the designs wore off.
Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing the finest quality wines since it opened as a vineyard company in 1973. Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills in the region recognized as the Sonoma Coast Appellation – this region experiences long, even growing seasons thanks to the cool, foggy coastal climate. Sonoma-Cutrer wines express a partnership with nature and are exceptional, high-quality wines. Everyone loved both of the wines and I will Shop Online for Sonoma-Cutrer Wines to serve at all of our upcoming holiday events as well as to give as gifts to our hosts and friends.
It was lovely to take a few hours to decompress and reconnect with the important people in my life. Celebrate the special moments and focus on those that matter most!