Monday, August 16, 2010
Willow House Debut Party
I am the queen of keeping it simple when I entertain, but I always want my guests to feel special, too. For my Willow House Debut Party, I set up three zones. My dining room became the bargain basement, where I was unloading gently used samples for $5, $10, or $15. My kitchen was refreshment central while the breakfast area was a display of new Fall products. Catalogs and order forms were in the family room where I had some low-key music playing and candles burning... great place to relax and peruse the new catalog! I had 22 ladies that came and went, along with a couple that popped in the next day to see "what was left of the bargains." :)
Bargains in the dining room
Margaritas made with fresh lime and Master of Mixes Low Sugar mix-- delish! These didn't last long :)
Turkey and Swiss pinwheels from Costco, cubed cheeses with strawberries and grapes, lemon creme cake from Publix Bakery-- like I said, Keep It Simple!
Black bean and corn salsa (recipe below) with tortilla chips
2 bunches for $5 at WalMart... seriously. Tie a little raffia around the stems to help them stay upright.
You can order from my party until Friday the 20th. Visit my website, click on "Our Products" and enter my name (Heidi Milton) as hostess. You can place your order right there.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup diced sweet onion (like a Vidalia)
2 tbsp chopped jalapenos
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp salt (I use kosher)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in large bowl, stirring thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.
** Also a great addition to fish!