This weekend was so much fun! One of my roommates got engaged!
I've know her fiancé was going to pop the question since January and I am so excited that I don't have to keep it a secret any longer.
Because as you know...I am the worst secret keeper ever! And wedding talk seems to come up a A LOT around our house- it's basically a miracle I managed not to spill the beans. Of course I did tell our other roommate immediately after her fiancé told me to keep it to myself (he didn't know about my secret-keeping track record) ... oh well. I have to tell at least one person or I will burst.
So while the two lovebirds were out of town getting engaged, my other roommate and I ran around all weekend to plan a surprise engagement party for their return yesterday. We invited over a bunch of their friends, decorated the house, made a ton of food, and readied the champagne.
That's the newly engaged roommate in the center- as you can see it took us a few tries to get a decent picture. We're easily distracted- but don't the pom-poms make a cute background prop? They are super easy to make and they do a lot to up the cuteness of our house- we might just leave them up permanently.
I want to share two new recipes I tried for this party that were big Pinterest successes (I can now almost check off #40 from my list- try 10 pinterest recipes). First, these absolutely delicious bacon wrapped smokies in a brown sugar-maple glaze. They don't take that long to assemble and they were gone in a minute- hence no picture. They are definitely a crowd pleaser-especially when your crowd includes ten guys (bacon wrapped bacon seems to be pretty much every guy's fantasy food).
I also made these vanilla bean cupcakes. They were so moist and I love the little flecks of vanilla in the cake. Plus, they turned out quite pretty if I do say so myself...
It was such a good weekend celebrating those two sweet friends. I am getting so excited for the warmer days ahead and this little party definitely set the mood for a fun-filled summer.