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Behind the Scenes: Black and White Luau

Jul 17 2008 - 5:30am

On Saturday night FabSugar [1] hosted her annual summer luau. Instead of throwing a regular luau, Fab's party had a sophisticated, chic black and white theme [2]. While Fab created the look of the luau [3], I was in charge of the snacks [4] and specialty cocktail [5]. To take a look at the food and decor of our memorable party, click the "Start" button.

Prepping the Party

I started prepping the food for the party on Thursday night. My to do list:

Thursday night:
Purchase groceries
Make marshmallows
Friday night:
Dip marshmallows in chocolate and Oreo cookie crumbs
Assemble pigs in a blanket
Saturday day:
Juice limes for Ti punch
Cut marshmallows into bite-sized pieces
Just before the party:
Bake pigs in a blanket
Plate marshmallows
Assemble Ti punch

The Spread

Fab requested that all of the food be placed on her kitchen table.

Luckily it all fit perfectly and made for a delicious-looking spread.

The Piggies

Incredibly popular, these pigs in a blanket [6] have now become one of my signature dishes [7].

Next time I want to experiment with tasty add ons like coleslaw, cheese, or mustard.

The Black and White Decor

Fab kept things festive with black and white M&Ms, white flower and mini umbrella bouquets, and Playboy bunny napkins.

When they arrived, guests were greeted with a black or white lei.

The Cookies

What a scrumptious surprise: Fab's mom made white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

The Marshmallows

The marshmallows [8] were divine. Instead of individually dipping each square in chocolate and Oreo crumbs, I spread the melted chocolate all over the top of the marshmallow slab and covered this with the cookie crumbs. I let it set for an hour before flipping and repeating with the other side. To cut through the sticky sweet, I used a wet, hot knife.

The Ti punch

A mixture of Rhum, lime juice, and cane syrup, this cocktail [9] was tart and potent.

Flashing ice cubes floated in the punch bowl.

Annabelle

Even Fab's dog Annabelle [10] celebrated!

Here she is in her white lei, looking uber-cute.


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