(Unfortunately, Gretchen and Barb aren't in the picture!)
I knew that I wanted to serve dinner but I also knew that it needed to be something that could feed a crowd and was casual enough to eat sitting on the sofa, table or around the kitchen island since my table wasn't big enough to fit everyone. I decided a taco bar fit the bill! I made chicken filling and lime skirt steak and offered hard or soft shells and lots of toppings. Laying out craft paper on the peninsula served as a fun way to jazz things up a bit and let everyone know what was what.
For dessert, I made a chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting. Yum. As a side note, my father-in-law made me the gorgeous wooden cake plate. I'm a lucky girl.