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This was the official launch party for an online children’s boutique Little Choux, www.littlechoux.com. Inspired by Little Choux’s brand of handpicked products and their purple and green cabbage and garden elements, I decided on a Rustic Garden theme, which was also very fitting as our backdrop was in the charming and quaint town of Old Town Alexandria, VA.
What People Ate
This was a cocktail party so I wanted a menu to be fuss-free, colorful, and rustic. I kept it minimal and served mini tenderloin sandwiches, savory tarts, caprese pops, and a selection of cheeses, nuts, fruit, fresh vegetable platter, and crusty baguettes. I loved the vibrant colors of the vegetable platter (and use of with cabbage as serving bowl) and caprese pops. It looked like everything was picked from the garden!
What People Drank
I LOVED the bar station set-up using a crackled and chipped dresser I found on Craigslist for $20! I kept the bar menu simple as well and selected several different red, white, and local Virginia brewed beers, using mason jars as our beer mugs. The drawers functioned perfectly as our wine display.
Going along with the garden theme, I filled the dessert table with homemade Lemon Tarts, Peach Melbas, Raspberry Brownie Bites, and Strawberry and Blueberry cupcakes.