We had Molly's going away party on Sunday and I think it went really well. Even with the most casual of parties, there is always so much to do, most of which probably goes completely unnoticed by all but me. Nevertheless, the details are important, even if only to me. As usual I only had time to take pictures before everyone arrived, and from the on I was too busy. Thus, the only pictures I got are pre-party decor. Molly got some photos of actual people that I will have to get later.
Bright and cheery summer colors along with my traditional banners and poms.
At first I planned on making all the dessert myself, but as 60+ people had responded (guests plus their families) I submitted to accepting some help. I still made 4 pies: chocolate cream, coconut cream, banana cream, and lemon snowcap pie- All of which are my grandma's recipes and can be found on Michelle's recipe blog. I grew up with these pies, and they have always been beyond compare. Anything of my grandma's is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. I don't make cream pies too often however so I was quite pleased with the result. I am not above saying, those pies.were.awesome. Awesome. I want to make them all the time. A lot of people brought other desserts, including Linda who brought a key lime cheesecake with a strawberry sauce. Mmm.
I'm glad I was able to bring all of Molly's friends together one last time. The kids had a great time running wild outside and being sweaty maniacs and we enjoyed good food and company, even if for only one more time.