That Dinner Party Tho...

After going back and forth with a few friends of mine, we decided to have a potluck on Easter Eve. I had the pleasure of hosting!  We were supposed to have it months ago but life and just being in our 30’s got in the way (boo hoo).  Good tunes, flip cup, and good times were had!

Every party needs a little inspiration and I got it after seeing this rad ass shot on my dear friend Charlie’s Instagram Feed a few days prior.  The publicist in me treated this get together like an event, looking at every detail: ironing the fabric napkins, asking my friend’s if they needed anything, confirming the menu. You name it I did it:

This cherry tomato salad is perfect when you have a shit load of cherry tomatoes yet you don't want to use them in a typical salad. I added a little flava to the traditional recipe by adding olive oil, fresh parsley, and fresh basil! Ingredients 12 oz. grape tomatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon parsley 1 teaspoon basil McCormick Basil Leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons white sugar Directions In a small bowl or cup measure, mix together oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar.   Pour dressing over cherry tomatoes in a serving dish, and gently stir to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours. Gently stir from bottom to top, coating all tomatoes, before serving

This cherry tomato salad is perfect when you have a shit load of cherry tomatoes yet you don't want to use them in a typical salad. I added a little flava to the traditional recipe by adding olive oil, fresh parsley, and fresh basil!

Ingredients
12 oz. grape tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon basil
McCormick Basil Leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar

Directions
In a small bowl or cup measure, mix together oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs, salt, and sugar.  

Pour dressing over cherry tomatoes in a serving dish, and gently stir to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours. Gently stir from bottom to top, coating all tomatoes, before serving

My friend's brought eggplant rollatini, baked ziti, shrimp salad, and cheesecake! I made salmon. Everything was so delish we didn't do the obligatory group food shot, we were having too much of a great time.

In between the salmon and dessert we listened to 90s music! Here is the playlist I made via Spotify, oh the nostalgia. I’m talking all the a little cheesy yet good 90s: Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Backstreet Boys, Monica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers just to name a few! Check it out: 90s/00's POTLUCK PLAYLIST

                                                                                                      FLIP CUP ANYONE?

                                                                                                      FLIP CUP ANYONE?

It was a blast gathering my friend’s together singing a few songs, playing all of our favorites watching me sing a few songs! Haha!

Yes, singing is a hidden talent of mine ;) I highly recommend doing intimate gatherings with friend’s, as life can get so cray at times! I can’t wait to do this again :)

All photography was done by Charles John check out his blog: https://dishit000.com/

xo

Kos