Jul 13, 2009

Housewarming Shindig

Not too much fashion or make-up in this post.

Well the housewarming shindig was a success! Even though Jacqui and I thought we had prepared for everything, we still ended up scrambling at the last minute getting our apartment ready and getting ourselves ready. Luckily, Krystle came through at the end and helped up pull it all together and magically, it was a success!

Food + LOTS of alcohol + friends = an amazing time.

my two roommates: last minute preparations - frosting the cupcakes & cutting the cheese (lol)
jacqui on the left // krystle on the right

all the nom nom noms we could eat! (not shown: my homemade bruschetta)
jacqui's homemade cupcakes - banana & chocolate! beach themed with sand & swedish fish!

Let's not forget my arts & crafts projects: beach-themed candle holders & semi-homemade lollipops
(tutorial for the lollies at the bottom of the post)

prom pose. holler. borderline cute / cheesy.
and after. can you tell who's who? hint: we're in the same order. haha.

We then made it out to Mountain Bar in Chinatown for a friend's birthday.

Best quote of the night:
"I know it's Sean's bday, but it's really just an excuse for a girls' night out."

Semi-homemade Lollipops
1. Preheat oven at 275
2. Buy any hard candy - I used original-flavored Jolly Ranchers
3. Separate in ziploc baggies (by color/flavor) & smash them! This is great for an uneven, mosaic look. You can easily leave them whole and put one right next to the other if you want a more defined look

4. Lay the pieces out parchment paper in a circular form (I used a little of every color, but you can group it how you see fit) - no more than 4 lollies per sheet (you need to keep room for the sticks)
5. Stick in the oven for 6-minutes (make sure to keep an eye out!)
6. Remove immediately and insert sticks by slightly rolling the melted candy over it
7. Let 'em cool, bag 'em up in a lollipop wrapper, and tie with ribbon!


  1. OM NOM NOM NOMMMM! *yummm* hehe! glad your housewarming was a successs! all the homemade stuff looks great and your DIY centrepieces, awesome!

  2. i love the food pics! looks like a lot of fun :D

  3. Yay!!! It works now ;) Great housewarming. Looks like it was a blast!


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  5. how funnn!!! (I have been trying to leave you comments the past few days, but have been having the hardest time!)

  6. Aww congrats on the apartment!!! And all that food! Mmm... It looked like so much fun!

  7. lol, it took me a second glance to realize that the cupcakes are decorated like a beach's shoreline...

    What a fun housewarming and fun night out!

  8. Looks like fun.. the semi home made lollipops look cute!

  9. Love the arts & crafts, you're good! And thanks for the tutorial ... looks like you guys had an amazing time and I laughed out loud at the prom pose, brought back such good memories haha

    And now I'm really hungry :P

  10. looking at those cupcakes are making my mouth water!
    glad to hear the housewarming was a great success! the photos def show how much fun everyone had!

  11. woohoo!! happy housewarming! i love parties!! looks like it was fun!!

  12. holy crap that spinach/cheese/artichoke(?) dip (well, i'm guessing) looks so freakishly fatteningly awesome. also, those lollipops are really pretty. you're an effin genius

  13. Looks like a great time! Cute lollipops ;)

  14. So I haven't eaten dinner yet and seeing all the party food pics made me super hungry. Yum. Thanks for sharing the lollipop recipe.. very cool. Your party looked like a hit.. and the prom pose was too cute!

    xo, Becs


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