Friday, August 3, 2012

1920s speakeasy dinner {tampa food photographer}

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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)

 

Lady Baltimore Cake and Frosting (Allrecipes.com)


(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. 



ready to throw your own dinner party?  share a link!

6 comments:

Marion@Life Tastes Good said...

Awesome! Looks like a ton of fun and your pics are beautiful!!

Rae said...

Wow that looks like a great party :) Love your pics!

From Valeries Kitchen said...

Gorgeous photos as always Angela. So, that's what you did with that cake. I wanted some! You all looked perfectly costumed and the food was just beautiful. Fun!

Brenda @ Tie That Binds Us said...

Oh my goodness! I lived the night all over again through these fabulous pictures! What a spectacular time - from the delicious food to the awesome company. You ROCK!

Gingerbread Mommy said...

how adorable! shame the hubby and i couldn't have been there to entertain you with our previous skills as roarin' 20s mystery dinner theatre actors!

Gingerbread Mommy said...

how adorable! shame the hubby and i couldn't have been there to entertain you with our previous skills as roarin' 20s mystery dinner theatre actors!