Since most people stayed at the resort for the entire weekend we had small events planned Friday through Sunday. On Friday night we threw a welcome dinner. It was themed as a backyard BBQ complete with lawn games. It was a fun, casual way to welcome our 100 or so guests. It would have been perfect had the lawn sprinklers not gone off in the middle of dinner, but luckily Anthony was able to shut them off quickly. Thank goodness my husband grew up in the suburbs because this country girl had no idea what was going on. I sure am glad our guests had a good sense of humor.
This is the cake I was telling you about. It was a chocolate cake covered in peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache, and then topped with peanut butter cups. Yum!
Burlap and red plaid helped establish the theme while the baskets for the buns and the wood crates helped give the buffet table dimension.
Putting mixed berries in waffle cones added a fun touch to the buffet and helped contain the mess.
I set up a separate condiment table to help with the traffic at the main buffet.
It isn't a BBQ with out some s'mores around an open fire.
An old washbasin served as a cooler holding all kinds of craft brews. And yes, there were many with hangovers the next day.
An old window served as the menu and added a vintage feel to the buffet line.