Easy Entertaining: Gems and Juice {Part Two}

I’m back with part two of the ‘Gems and Juice’ post sharing photos from the actual party! Overall, it went very well!  I didn’t manage to leave work as early as I would have hoped, so I was still prepping food when my guests arrived, but they were good sports and dived right in to help get everything out.

The door and bar were adored with silver and gold paper doily garland which I made by just stringing together the mini-doilies with thread.

Food was casual and portable so that friends could mingle and chat without being too distracted by an elaborate dinner.  I focused on cheese, nuts and some fun and festive desserts to keep things simple.

Red and white sangria was embellished with some fresh fruit and a colorful straw.

*house of earnest entertaining tip: put a veggie steamer in the bottom of your ice bucket!  This separates the ice from the water, keeping your ice bucket from getting all sloshy!

*all photos in the post by house of earnest

Although the food and decor was just as I had hoped, the best part of the night was certainly getting together with friends and having some girl time!

Have a FABULOUS Monday!

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