Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Birthday party contest

Last year I had a really amazing birthday party. I was turning 35 and I decided that was a pretty important occasion, so we celebrated very well. We went with an Asian theme, and the food was great, the drinks were great, and my house was full of people who were all having a great time.

And it's getting to be that time again.

This year is 36. Three dozen. So my thinking is, let's keep the food all themed in "dozens."

But that's where I get stumped. Eggs come in dozens. So do donuts. But what else?

One of my friends, whose husband is a chef, suggested that I use egg cartons to serve the food, and that way I wouldn't get bogged down in the whole "dozen" quagmire. I think she's onto something. But what shall I make? And what drinks? (Beer comes in dozens, right?)

So....I guess this has to be a contest so you lurkers might actually be encouraged to leave a comment. Leave your perfect "dozens-inspired" party menu in the comments. The winner will get a custom-created party menu, along with tested-by-me recipes, for his or her own birthday celebration. And a really goofy birthday present, too. And cookies.


Anonymous said...

Cookies, cupcakes, muffins--all come by the baker's dozen...but you would have to be 39!

Lizard Eater said...

Hmm. You could just eat whatever you wanted, then play the dozens.



uuMomma said...

The timing here is funny: we just attended a thrown-together "surprise" party for a friend of mine. As we left, I mentioned she probably would have been just as happy with a poker party, which prompted me to say: Oooh, how about that for my birthday? The buy-in could be (gasp) 45. Yep. That's what I'll be. Which, of course, starts me on a whole 'nother train of thought on too Stupid to be UU: do UUs play poker? (And, do they watch it on tv?)....

Okay, dozens, dozens, hmmmmm. I'll get back to you on this: my favs have already been identified, beer and cupcakes.

Anonymous said...

Well, flowers come in dozrens - roses, particularly. How about edible flowers as garnish?


Brad said...

How about mini-quiches? They don't technically come in dozens, but their small enough to easily group into dozens.