Friday, 9 January 2015

What are you supposed to do with flamingo cocktail stirrers that are just too cute for words? Stick them in a bright flower arrangement, of course!

I did this little jar of flowers for my New Year's Eve party, which was a lot of fun! I was so nervous about hosting people - something about that night that just adds so much pressure! We ended up having a couple of my school friends and their boyfriends over for dinner, along with my cousin who lives with us and his girlfriend who's visiting. I had to work all day but Darren was off so he whipped up a bumper batch of his epic pulled pork and we made a bunch of sides including crunchy slaw, black bean and tomato salsa, guacamole and some pink pickled onions I made which really knock your socks off.

My friend made a batch of mojitos and then I made everyone do tequila shots! Everyone headed off at about 1am and we (surprisingly) managed to do a bit of tidying up before falling into bed. The hangover was totally worth it for the round of bacon sandwiches we had the next morning, although I'm not in any rush to host NYE again anytime soon!


  1. Sounds like a brilliant party! We've hosted one the last few years (except this year) and it was great fun, but I must admit it was nice to go to someone else's this year and have no tidying to do the next day.

  2. Great idea, such a cute flamingo. The pulled pork with all the sides sounds amazing.

  3. Sounds like my kind of party! Well done for hosting, it can be such a daunting task but it sounds like you pulled it off brilliantly.