Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's my blog and I can post about parties if I want to...

Happy Summer Solstice! This last weekend was our annual summer solstice party.  It typically rains every year.  This year was different! We had lots of sun and warmth. What a great way to spend the almost-longest day of the year!

My favorite part is theming the party.  It's based on food, of course.  One year we did a taco bar.  Last year (best ever) was a build-your-own grilled pizza bar.  We provided the crusts, encouraged everyone to bring a topping to share, and let the creativity flow! 

This year was a Steak & Shake party.  Build your own slider bar AND build your own adult milkshake bar.  Luckily I have friends who are fantastic chefs.  Burger toppings included caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, fig compote, caramelized leeks, spicy peppers, and bleu cheese, just to name a few!

I had several different recipes for milkshakes to serve as guides.  They included a Drunk Monkey (pb, banana, rum), a Grasshopper (peppermint schnapps and oreos), and a Birthday Cake.  We used my Magic Bullet blender and had a ton of fun.

The Birthday Cake milkshake was the biggest hit.  Here's the recipe:

Birthday Cake Adult Milkshake
Serves 1

1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup milk
1 shot Triple Olive Cake Vodka
1 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!

BTW: Just in case you were wondering, this is a 20!


  1. This sounds amazing!! My birthday is coming up soon so I will definitely be trying this!

  2. What a fun party!!! Definitely trying that cake vodka ASAP!