Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Spanish Soiree!

 So this post is almost two weeks overdue, but please forgive me, I've been busy celebrating my 27th birthday for the past two weeks.

Nat's Seafood Paella
Since my friend Lisa K. and I share a similar group of girl friends, we decided to do a joint shindig for our birthday at my house.  After coming up with a few ideas and themes, we settled on doing a Spanish Tapas Affair.  As the hosts, we would provide sangria (both red and white), paella, and few other tapas and ask our guest to bring their own tapas to share.

Birthday Divas
I have to admit, I was a little overwhelmed since the party was on a Sunday and I would be away all day Saturday until Sunday AM, leaving myself only a few hours to prep for the party.  Thankfully, we were only responsible for a few things and my good friend Nat helped make the seafood paella.

Also, since we had a snow storm on Halloween, the city of Lowell decided to move Halloween to the date of my party.  Since some of my guests are moms, we had to move the time of the party so they could participate in the Halloween festivities and also so we wouldn't have random kids ringing the door bell every few minutes.
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Here is a spread of all the delicious tapas we had.
I'm an awful host, I forgot to take a picture of Kea's delicous spicy fried shrimp, you can kind of see it in the photo below.

Tapas Station
Spicy Chourizo on Toasted Baguette

Spicy Squid and Shrimp with Lime and Cilantro
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Alice's Homemade Tortellini
Fiif's Seafood Ceviche served with Pita Chips

Breanna's Stuffed Spinach Mushrooms
Mera's Chicken and Homemade Salsa on Pita
Brie and Veggies
Angel's Tortilla Espanola
Lemar's Clam and Artichoke Hearts in a White wine sauce
Amsi's meat and plantain
Nat's Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Amsi's Beef Empanadas
Tiffany's White Mousse Dessert
White Sangria
Red Sangria