Monday, January 12, 2009

100 days to go

until I end the 3rd decade.

I want to have a dinner party.

Any ideas?

21 comments:

Lin said...

Ah,I have over 300 days to go, so I can learn from this!

For me, if there's more than 3 people coming, there's only one kind of dinner party: Indian banquet!

You can make the curries in advance (1 red meat, 1 chicken and 1 vege if you're brave) and have lots of little side dishes that take no time at all to make. Only Indian bread I'm no good at making unfortunately. Guests can just serve themselves when they feel like it.

Or even simpler: chilli con carne? Served with tortillas, guacamole and sour cream.

Hmmm, makes me feel like cooking!

(Word verification is 'norant'. Don't tell ME what not to do! lol)

I'm Julie said...

My 40th is in August. I'm trying to talk Charming into taking me to Peru, and climbing Macchu Pichu. I think one should do something grand on birthday's that end in Zero.

But we will probably have all our friends over here for a Mexican fiesta.

pearlsoftruth said...

Anything, so long as you don't have to cook :)

Lightening said...

What about one of those murder mystery packs. I assume you can still buy them. We did one a few years back now and it was SO much fun!

M+B said...

There's about 25 more days to mine! EEEEEKKKKKKK!!!! I posted the invites today.

Run of the mill party - nibbles and beverages. Come as your favourite 80s Celebrity.

If you happen to be in Perth, you're invited :-)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

You are so organised Jeanie - a cocktail party ...fine food you don't have to cook

word verifcation -ant a gin

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

PS I my twins before my 4 oh birthday .Didn't have time to plan anything ;)

Mistress B said...

I'm all for the you not having to cook idea

the murder mystery pack sounds like fun too

Bush Babe said...

You know what I reckon, little sis! Worked well for moi... get everyone to bring a pre-made ingredient for your own favourite dishes... mix well, and voila! A dinner party where EVERYONE cooks! (This'll jog your memory!)
:-)
BB

rhubarbwhine said...

A dinner party sounds great. ut having to do the work -- dedicated!
(he - word ver: supagrump)

Debby said...

April will be moving on to your fall, correct? Is it chilly then?

Woman in a Window said...

30? Maybe diapers and bottles, burp cloths and bonnets. 30? Yer just a baby.

Oh, wait, was that 40? OK. Canes, and bowler hats, mustaches and walkers. D'oh!

Pencil Writer said...

I like the food ideas. I was first thinking Mexican fiesta foods. (I LOVE Mexican food themes.) Or I love the Indian curry idea, didn't think of that on my own. Or--sorta like someone else mentioned, BB was it? Have everyone bring an ingredient for a fav dish/es. Or--how about have everyone bring a couple of their fav Chinese take-out items. I LOVE good Chinese!

100 days and counting huh? May the weather be great, your family be well, and may you have a joyous celebration however you choose to play/celebrate this momentous occasion!

Melody said...

40? No don't believe you.

ELIZABETH said...

I think everyone should bring you 40 somethings - be it raisins, dollars, bottles of wine.

The most original gift giver gets to make dinner because they think up good things.

Debby said...

If it is warm enough, have a cookout on the beach (paella?) and dance far into the night under the stars. There should be lots of wine and laughter and friends and family.

jeanie said...

Thank you for the excellent ideas and suggestions - I may digest them a bit and then come back to the panel to get further advice.

Jayne said...

Mini pavs, topped with whipped cream, shaved chocolate and tonnes of berries.
Dunno what your guests would be eating.... :P

PlanningQueen said...

I am trying to help my sister organise hers. We are thinking of going to a winery and doing the wine tasting thing.

Scribbit said...

For the dinner party or for getting older? :)

I'm always partial to a great bbq myself.

QuJaBaKa said...

I agree with anyone who says that as long as you don't have to cook its all good!! Spend the day doing something special and then have a pot luck dinner so you get to provide nothing and just be the guest of honour.