Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hen Night

Wow, first off I want to thank everyone for their helpful comments about the makeup situation, I'll be sure to let you know what I come up with! Also, thanks for all the birthday wishes, yesterday was the actual day and I'll be sure to post what we had for dinner, but first I need to play some catch up!

Friday night, several of my girlfriends were kind enough to have a "hen" night aka bachelorette party for me (my mom refers to it as my hen night, since they just returned from living in the UK, plus I think it sounds more unique than bachelorette). My only request was that it be tame, just an evening of cooking dinner, having a few drinks, and maybe some dancing. Luckily my request was honored :-) We started off the evening by fixing a vegan meal together, how sweet of them! We enjoyed bruschetta as an appetizer, then moved on to the main course of mango-tofu springs rolls, tempeh with curry peanut sauce, and a simple green salad with plenty of veggies. Everything was delicious, thanks so much to my girlfriends for a great meal!


For dessert, we had chocolate fondue (dark chocolate mixed with chocolate soymilk), with long-stem strawberries and coconut covered vegan marshmallows as dippers. My friends were blown away by the vegan marshmallows!




And I couldn't help posting a photo of me opening some of the "fun" gifts that my friends got me, censored of course for the public eye :-)

My days as a bachelorette are numbered, in fact, two weeks from now exactly, I will be standing in my wedding dress and reciting my vows!!

13 comments:

Katie said...

Wow that food looks good! And happy belated birthday too!

VeggieGirl said...

haha, looks like a fun party - the food looks sooo delicious!! happy belated birthday :0)

aTxVegn said...

What a fun time for you! I hope you're enjoying every minute of it.

Holler said...

I am there! I had my hen night last night and didn't want a fuss! My friend held it at her house and lots of friends and family came along, each bringing a dish and a bottle! It was quite a spread! A great night! The worst, wasn't too bad, I had to wear bunny ears and a tail! Oh well, I thank my lucky stars, it could have been so much worse!

Celine said...

ha! I love that "censored" pic. you're beaming!

Emmie said...

I'm glad your hen night went well (I hate calling it that btw). In Sweden the hen night consists of getting the bride to be dressed up in ridiculous clothing, getting really drunk, taking her out on the town and humiliating her. It just doesn't seem fun to me. I'd much rather have a nice meal with friends and enjoy myself.

Chocolate covered vegan marshmallows, mmmm!

stonielove said...

it looks like you had such an awesome hen night :) the food looks great, too!

Carolann said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

zippiknits said...

I'm really impressed with your vegan blog and the LIST! My daughters are vegan and I'm going to pass your blog URL on to them and post yours on my list as well.

Happy Belated Birthday. And, Happy Upcoming Wedding! Felicitations!

bazu said...

cooooool! I'm glad you had a good night- and I prefer the "hen night" to bachelorette party too! The American version has too many yucky "girls gone wild" connotations to describe the cool night you had with your friends!

Johanna3 said...

looks like a great party!

Anonymous said...

You might want to reconsider the vegan marshmallows in the future. They don't exist. Gelatin is a poultry byproduct. Only Marshmallow fluff can be made vegan.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Anonymous - There are in fact vegan marshmallows!! Check out Sweet & Sara ... they are sold at several places online (vegan essentials, food fight)