The first Poor Girl Party!

10 Oct

The table

Drum roll please! The party went really well. Everyone seemed to like making crafts and having drinks and food definitely doesn’t hurt. If you have a party of your own, please send me photos, I’d love to see the results.

making dinner

Make things that you can cook ahead of time so you’re not tied up with food. I made baked fusili/ penne with spinach in a – tomato sauce. Recipe for that deliciousness below..

2 garlic cloves

3 tablespoons oil oil

1 jar of sun-

dried tomato plus the oil they’re packed in

1 can diced tomatoes (8oz)

1 can of sauce started (16 0z)

Red pepper flakes

s & p

3 cups spinach

2 tbls Balsamic vinegar

1 cup mozzarella

1/2 cup parmasean

1 lb of pasta, following package cooking instructions.


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a sauce pot. Add dices sun-dried tomatoes and cook until they start to plump. Add diced tomatoes, starter sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and oregano. cook through. Add spinach and cook until it begins to wilt. stir in cooked pasta and mix until combined. Pour pasta mixture into a baking dish and top with cheese. Cook until cheese melts and serve.

Baked pasta with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes



more crafting


yours truly

Carrot Cake

How to set:

I covered my table in craft paper.

leave out:

2 needle nose pliers

2 wire cutters

30 feet of picture hanging wire, look for the braided wire. Post earring can fit through the braiding.

1/4″ staples

staple gun

Picture frames


Ok, that’s all I have, what do you think?


2 Responses to “The first Poor Girl Party!”

  1. mike and kelly October 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    Kim and I are now definitely inspired and will be planning one for the humdrums of the winter after the holidays. She is so sweet and willing to combine generations to this. We aren’t sure what craft we want to make but we will keep checking your blog for ideas!!!
    Food looks great -need the recipe for the LIQUOR!!! A must have for a successful crafting adventure!!! Also the carrot cake looks good, do they make it in chocolate – otherwise Kim won’t come!!! Looks like it was a big success!!

  2. Stephanie October 12, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    It was so fun. I need your sangria recipe. I have been telling people about how good it was ever since I left your apartment.

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