Take away dinner party

2016-01-17 18.40.56

What makes a fun and informal dinner and how would you do it?

2016-01-17 18.35.28
Pancit canton

Last week end I had some friends over for a little dinner party, and I wanted it to be loose and informal, just 8 gals hanging out.

What was I going to serve them, finger food, place everything on the dinner table and everybody could just walk around and pick a little bit when ever they felt like it.

A sit down dinner and a set table.

2016-01-17 18.31.30
Ukoy, shrimp fritters, click on the picture for recipe

Then I happened to look through my stash of disposable things that i sometimes use for styling my photos and thought why not an asian take away theme.

2016-01-17 18.32.33
Spring rolls

I served them

Pancit Canton

Spring rolls

Sio pao

Har gow

Sio mai

I have to confess that I was short on time and when I went to buy some of the ingredients I happened to see a few ready-made items, but the recipe that are linked I did make either before or after for this blog, and some of them that day.

2016-01-17 18.34.50
Store bought Har gow

It was a nice evening and the last guest did not leave until past 3 am in the morning.

Yes, I did confess to my guest that some of the items were ready made.

2016-01-21 11.14.09
Store bought siu mai.

2016-01-17 18.38.55

Elle summerparty 2015

Elle summer15 1Music flowing, balloons and flowers swaying in the soft breeze, it was sunshine and 23 C when ELLE held their annual summer party last Thursday for fashionistas and people in the fashion industry at Ekebergrestauranten in Oslo,

Elle summer15 3
Ladies getting ready to serve champagne to the arriving guests

The restaurant’s terrace was filled with Norwegian Celebrities partying into the wee hours.

Elle summer15 2

What did I do there you  ask, I helped set up the champagne table and got to party with the “In” crowd.

 

Elle summer15 7