This weekend, we had a vintage style hot dog roast to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I had shared my plans last Thursday, and I am happy to say that most things went as according to plan.
The weather did not cooperate, and extreme temperatures prevented us from actually roasting any of the hotdogs over an open fire. Really, that would have fallen under the ‘torturing house guests’ category – which I do not condone on this blog.
Aside from grilling hotdogs on a gas grill, all else went wonderfully.
The hot dog ‘bar’ was quite fun, we included printed suggestions on what toppings would make good combinations, such as the Chicago Dog, Philly Dog, BBQ Dog, and the Pretty Lady. Most people I saw were chowing down on something fun and original.
Along with the hotdogs, I included crudites in little paper cups with parmesan ranch, southwestern pasta salad in the same little cups with disposable bamboo sporks. I displayed and served the chips, popcorn, and pretzels out of apothecary jars to keep them from the insects and humidity.
We finished up with some funfetti cupcakes, served in little boxes tied up with baking twine for the perfect take-home snack (although very few of them made it out of the house uneaten).
Overall, it was a success! The only thing I would have done differently was to start earlier in the day – maybe next time!
Do you have any parties planned soon? Please tell me about them!
Have a SWEET Monday!
*All photos by Erin of House of Earnest, except this one.