Oh hey huns,
well, it’s been a while since my last weekend highlights post and today, I thought it about time I share another. The past weekend has been the loveliest family weekend, filled with lots of love and happiness, so before I ramble on for too long, let’s throw it back to Friday.
Friday, the day I hosted my World Cup themed dinner. I invited my sister and her boyfriend to join my parents and I for an evening of food and football. Not that we played any of course, if only our garden was big enough for that. Recently I’ve been getting into my cooking (I mean, learning how to cook LOL) so I’ve wanted to throw some lil’ dinner parties so I could practice my new found skills. Ironically, my Dad took over all the cooking this time however I did help to stir the mince and ‘make’ the dessert (it was Eton Mess), but rest assured I am confident in cooking the dishes made so all is not lost. The next dinner party I throw, I am determined to cook more!
I opted to go for a World Cup themed dinner for my first hosting experience as the World Cup final was held on Sunday (congrats France). I wore my Bobby Moore t-shirt and drew a little England flag on mine and my mums face even though sadly by Friday, we were out of the World Cup. Can it come home soon, please guys?
For our starter we had Ronald(ough) balls, pun inspired by one of my beautiful work girlies (thanks Andrea), these were literally just the Pizza Express branded ones from Tesco and they tasted absolutely delicious. The perfect starter.
Onto mains, we had Beckham Bolognaise as Spaghetti Bolognaise is the only proper dish I have managed to perfect so far. So right now it’s my go to. I need to learn more! Even though I ultimately want to become a vegetarian I know living at home with my parents it isn’t going to be easy, so for now I’ll learn what I can. Although if I ever do another football themed dinner I have just had the brilliant idea of doing Messi Mozzarella for my main! So pasta with mozzarella, the perfect vegetarian dish. Okay, this is good.
For dessert, we had Eton Mess(I) which was a slight fail, considering I forgot to buy the whipped cream. Oops. I bought pre made meringue from Tesco, added some strawberries and some chocolate ice cream and we were good to go. It tasted disgusting. If I learnt one thing from this dinner party, it’s that I do not like meringue. But at least I tried it, hey?
Finally, for entertainment I bought a football trivia game from John Lewis, with the prize for the winner being a chocolate boot from Thorntons, aka the Golden Boot (won in this years W/C tournament by Harry Kane, go on England)! My sisters boyfriend won this prize and I am sooo gutted, because I can only imagine how good that boot is gonna taste. I love Thorntons choccie.
I really enjoyed hosting my first themed dinner party and I am so excited to hold some more in the future! It’s a chance for me to get creative and practice my cooking skills. I’m definitely going to do Harry Potter and Hollywood themes and probably another football one. But if you have any brilliant suggestions for themes that I could do, please leave them in the comments for me.
Saturday was a quiet day, as I relaxed and sunbathed in the garden at home, ending the day with a BBQ with my family. I have no pictures from this day to share unfortunately, so I’m just going to fast forward on to Sunday, when I did get some photos.
On Sunday, my family and I held a surprise BBQ to celebrate my sisters birthday. We invited a few of her friends along to join us and thankfully the weather was on our side, so we sat outside for hours enjoying the sun and each others company. It was a beautiful, hyggelig day surrounded by such love. It was pure, simple, peaceful and blissful, not to mention the food was delicious. Especially the pasta my dad cooked and the yummy cake! My sister was so thrilled with the surprise and what made it even more special was that one of her best friends from her time living and performing in Menorca came down to surprise her. I even found myself tearing up a little when they reunited. I am so happy they got to see each other. They’ve kept in touch for five whole years without seeing each other in person, I think it’s about time they reunited!
Sunday was the loveliest family day and one of my favourites of the year. I am so thankful to have been blessed with such a special day celebrating my sisters birthday.
Monday was a quieter day after a busy Sunday, until the evening when I met up with one of my best friends Hannah. We went to see the Incredibles 2 together which was a really good film, btw and I very much enjoyed my time with Hannah. It was lovely to see her and I’m looking forward to spending more time with her when she is back from her holiday.
I have had the loveliest weekend surrounded by the most beautiful people who I love and cherish so much. Family time really is so special and just being in the company of loved ones and appreciating their presence is to be cherished. Sunday was one of the loveliest days of the years for me by far and I am so excited to see what this coming weekend holds! I’m sure it’s going to be just as beautiful.
What did you get up to over the weekend? What would be your dream dinner party theme? Have you seen The Incredibles 2? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,