McCormick Spice hosted a "Dinner Party Chain," and as weekly winners for our 1920s Speakeasy Themed Dinner Party idea, we hosted a couple friends... for dinner and drinks.
The theatre major in me was a happy girl... great food and good friends who're willing to get all dressed up? Um, yes...
The day of the soiree, I texted the gang to get them in character: “Hey, doll-face, grab your cake-eater and hop in the jalopy and head on over for some giggle water and eats and maybe we’ll wind up with some sweets and a cup of joe… But to get in, you’ll need to speak-easy and be sure to tell the lad at the door that everything is Jake… And remember, no bug-eyed Betties or flat tires allowed…” (be sure to google something like "1920s slang" for a translation...)
Our awesome oldest was on hand (in costume, of course) to greet guests and require the aforementioned secret password. He also passed the shrimp cocktails.
appetizers... and a show. :)
The menu was delicious (click on the titles for recipe links):
Shrimp Cocktails with Remoulade (McCormick recipe book)
Relish Tray & Deviled Eggs (made with McCormick spices)
Molded Gelatin Salad (Allrecipes.com – a cucumber gelatin)
Bourbon Spiced Ribs (Allrecipes.com with my twist – McCormick Bourbon Spice blend)
Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Cakes (McCormick recipe book)
(punch was a non-alcoholic spin, as not everyone wanted to indulge)
one guest may or may not have snuck in her own outlawed goods...
sneaking in the hooch.
We chose our guests as a group that we'd been wanting to connect, and as friends we knew would go all out with the theme. In all, it was a long day of well-worth-it love-labor in the kitchen, and a wonderful evening of fun and food and friends.
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