Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hit Me!

As it continues to rain cats, dogs, penguins, tigers, elephants, trucks, and tanks, I thank the lord that I had two silver linings this week. First it was Project Runway, (recap coming soon), and second was my monthly book club meeting!

This month the group read a book I had suggested, (which John suggested to me), called 21: Bringing Down The House. The book was really good and I even finished it in like 4 days! Let me tell you that I don't think I have ever finished a book that quick before.

As some of you may know, there was also a movie made from the book that my sister-in-law worked on. I have yet to see it, but I have only heard bad things about it. I know! I'm so disappointed, because the book was so good that you think they could have pulled off a good screen adaptation.

Last month Jen hosted the meeting and it had a great India theme to great that it inspired me to have a Vegas/casino theme for our meeting. I found some really great, and cheap, party supplies online and also made some cute cupcakes.

Even since I added this cupcake blog to my reader I have been so inspired! You would not believe the things people do with cupcakes now days. I had never even thought to use my cake decorating tips on cupcakes...duh! Also, why not decorate each cupcake differently? Who says they all have to look the same?

Here was the end result:
This photo also includes the hurricane drinks John made that were a tad too strong, so they had to be blended. I don't know what he was trying to do to my fellow club members! I think he was trying to make them have a meeting they really would forget!

Here is a close up:
As you can tell I also do not have one of those fancy cupcake holders, which I was disappointed about, but my three tiered stands that I use for my fondue fountain worked perfectly!

After we ate and discussed the book, it was then time to test out blackjack skills! I really wanted to see what the ladies had learned after reading the book, so I tried to make the game as professional as possible. That of course required me to hire a professional dealer.
We had tons of fun playing, and Stephanie totally kicked our buts by doubling down and winning both hands. (I even had a Vegas themed gift for her.) I'm hoping all the ladies had as much fun as I did. It was a much needed pick me up after the last few weeks!


Mauleigh said...

That is so crazy!! I'm just watching 21 right now with friends and am checking your blog!! SO WERIDO!! Anyway, I think you did a great job with the theme and everything looks great!

big d said...

I want some of those cupcakes. My Birthday is coming. John is quit the bartender.

Daniel and Brianne said...

Wow...your book club meeting sounded like SO much fun. Daniel agrees with the bad reviews of 21...he too was disappointed. I love the pic of John too...what a team player! hehe.