I am feeling so blessed. My very dear friends hosted this fabulous party to celebrate my cookbook, The Everything Wheat-Free Diet Cookbook. I was fortunate enough again to have the amazing team of Be-Event Productions to help plan this party for me. Oh what a lucky girl I am...
My very generous friends, Carolyn and Anthony, offered to host a book launch party at their beautiful house. We served all different, yummy foods from my cookbook (of course) and served wine, beer and really fun Skinnygirl cocktails (you know I love my Skinnygirl!). The Be-Event Production team not only helped me cook all the food (for 75 people...I KNOW!) but added their creative touches to every last detail. Amazing.
Let's start with the TO-DIE-FOR cake. I mean, marshmallow fondant with a marble cake center??? Insane! And yes, it tasted just as good as it looked. And the kicker, one of the event planners, Stacey Vuolo MADE THIS CAKE! Can you imagine? I might or might not have had two or pieces of cake that night....
First displayed here are my Skewered Thai Chicken with Peanut Dipping Sauce. These are ridiculously delicious. But see, I would have just thrown these bad boys on a platter. But the oh-so-creative event planners displayed them in wheat grass. Simply gorgeous.
How adorable are those little recipe cards that they made?
Ahhhh.... One of my personal favorites....Baked Mushroom and Fontina Risotto.
Healthy Shrimp Scampi. What a huge crowd pleaser. Trust me, shrimp does not need to drown in butter to taste fantastic. Here's the proof...
Yep, every party needs sliders. We made my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and made some on slider buns (not wheat-free) and others in lettuce wraps (totally wheat-free). Cute, right?
Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta over Portobello Mushrooms. No need for bread here, my friends.
Always offer healthy options at parties! Crudite' with my Tzatziki and my Avocado White Bean Hummus.
And then some fun stuff from my cookbook....Popcorn with Parmesan Topping, Kale Chips, Brown Rice Chips...
And now onto the cocktails...
"Orange-Ya Glad You Are Having A Cocktail?" How adorable (and refreshingly delicious) are these? It's always fun to celebrate with fun cocktails (especially Skinnygirl ones).
And why not make some no sugar added Moscato Sangria? Moscato is already sweet so between that and the natural sugars in the fruit, no more is needed. And with all that Vitamin C from the citrus, you are sure to get your daily requirements in. Just saying.
Squuueeeeee!!!! People wanted me to sign their books! I'm so happy to!
My fabulous agent, Joelle and me...
I am so thankful for an amazing night with wonderful friends. Thanks to Carolyn and Anthony for hosting and of course the fabulous Be-Event Productions for throwing such a fantastic party! Anyone in the area looking for help planning their next event? You must contact them. You will not be disappointed. I am beyond thrilled! Thanks everyone for looking through all these pictures and all of your support!
What a fabulous book launch, Lauren! Everything was picture perfect! 🙂
Thank you Jeanine!! 🙂
Lauren!! You look ravishing! Red carpet all the way, and the party looks like it was a smashing success...you have a fabulous cookbook w/a niche, so you're gonna keep burnin' up sales!! xo Ally
Thank you sweet Ally!! XO
Thanks so much Lauren! XO
Wow! You look great and what an amazing party! All the dishes look so elegantly presented and delish. Congrats again on your fabulous cookbook. : )
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
What an amazing event! I wish I could've been there to celebrate with you. You look absolutely gorgeous and the food is to die for. I'm so happy for you. Once again, congratulations and good luck!!!
Thank you so much Sonali!! XO