Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The weekend of love!

It started on Friday night with the Teachers' Association Drama Club pie cutting! We gathered at a restaurant with good food and music and danced till late! Guess who won the lucky coin and a bottle of wine? Me!!!! It was great being with the team members again, talking about future plans and performances! We really had fun!
Saturday morning I had a surprise.
My cousins from Athens on their way to a wedding in a city of Northern Greece came for a visit for a little while! It was great meeting them again!

Then on Saturday afternoon was the party I was preparing for during the week.
I inivited all the girls of the crafty group of In My Closet who had surprised me on my birthday two weeks ago and who had come to my wedding earlier in summer. I really wanted to have them at home for a gathering but since we are a lot in the group it needed some preparation so I delayed it a bit.
Anyway after some speculation we managed to find a day that suited almost everyone.
I made key lime pie,
berry chocolate chip muffins,
red pepper dill cheese muffins,
chocolate pastry,
no knead pizza
my mum made her popular cheese cookies and anise cookies
and walnut filo pastry
It was raining cats and dogs when the girls came.That didn't stop them though and I am glad!
Luckily there was enough space for everyone.
First we played a game my cousins from Athens had told me about.Each person brings a little gift wrapped beautifully to fool others so that they don't understand what's inside.
Then you throw the dice and those who bring 6 take a gift. When all gifts are taken you agree on how long you will play. Then you throw the dice again and whoever brings 6 takes a gift from someone else. It's fun! Till the end you may leave with many gifts or with none!We really enjoyed the game!
In this photo I am holding a box made by Kikitsa of DIY my day blog; many of us coveted it but it was lucky Evangelia who finally got it, not me!
I made some lavender soap as a gift for the game! I have learnt how to make soap from this  recipe in Efzin creations blog.
I didn't win any of the gifts but I was so lucky and happy because the girls brought me so many gifts so I didn't mind not winning.
Look at all these gifts!
Biscuits for two and tealight candle by Lina of LinaBug and a good luck charm by Katerina of beh1ndhome.
 Eleanna's of Aouts-pins gorgeous painting!
 Efi's steampunk mixed media decoupaged box.
 Saint Valentine's breakfast with Kikitsa's cupcakes, Elsa's chocolate from the famous Papaparaskevas' pastry shop in Xanthi, and Evangelia's of Happy Deck petit four,
 bubbly wine by Christina Cel Chan
Heart earrings and card by meandmamacreations Lia,
Framed fairy tale by Evangelia of Lupus in Fabula,
Melina's basket for my handiwork,
 Anna's of In My Closet handmade wedding album in the colours of my wedding dress which I have been working on lately.
Angeliki's of pocolocini mirror 
 and a glass stand by Christina of Christie's trees and more
and a handmade mirror by Sofia my former pupil,
After the game we watched a shadow puppet performance by hubby who was happy to perform for the ladies!
It was a great success with the girls some of which hadn't seen a shadow puppet performance before.
Of course we spent time chatting, eating and drinking.
Barca was really happy because no one was afraid of her and they all liked her very much!
She was naughty at times but in general we managed well with her all around.
Thank you so much ladies for this great visit! Let's do this again soon!
And the weekend ended with lunch with music at To Arhondiko and flowers.
So much love in just so few days!


in my closet said...

Περάσαμε πολύ ωραία και ήταν ένα υπέροχο Σαββατόβραδο! Πάντα τέτοια! <3 Συγχαρητήρια στην άψογη οικοδέσποινα και στον υπέροχο οικοδεσπότη για όλα!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Φαίνεται ότι περάσατε πολύ όμορφη βραδιά !!!
Μπράβο και πάντα τέτοια !!!!

kathyinozarks said...

I think I am hungry now after seeing and reading about all this fabulous food you made. Sounds like a wonderful time for both events

beh1nd said...

Περάσαμε καταπληκτικά!!! Το σπίτι της Αριάδνης και του Θέμη φωνάζει "φιλοξενία" από χιλιόμετρα! Παίξαμε, φάγαμε, γελάσαμε, διασκεδάσαμε, παρακολουθήσαμε υπέροχη παράσταση Καραγκιόζη, δεν έλειψε τίποτε από αυτό το όμορφο Σαββατόβραδο!
ps. Ευχαριστούμε Μπάρτσα που μας ανέχτηκες ολες!!!

Unknown said...

Αν κρίνω από τις φωτογραφίες ....πέρασες πολύ ωραια ..
και τα κοριτσια πρεπει να περάσαν πολύ καλά...θα ήταν
τυχερές ...Μπραβο Αριάδνη να περάσεις πάντα καλά !!!!

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Τι ωραία που περάσατε!
Μπράβο κορίτσια.
Μου άνοιξες την όρεξη βραδιάτικα.
Φιλάκια πολλά.

butterfly said...

Another wonderful post.
Looks like you had a wonderful time with friends , and lovely gifts.

eleanna said...

Αχ Αριάδνη, πέρασα τόσοοοο ωραία! Χάρηκα πάρα πολύ που σας είδα όλες. Η φιλοξενία με ξέπερνάει... πέρασαν οι ώρες τόσο ευχάριστα, ουτε το κατάλαβα! Για άλλη μια φορά, ευχαριστούμε πολυ και τους 2 σας

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You baked so many yummy things!

Poppy said...

A wonderful celebration, Ariadne, filled with delicious food, good friends and lots and lots of fun! I must try some of your fantastic recipes; they all look and sound scrumptious!

Happy birthday, once again, and Happy Anniversary!

P.S. Barca can get away with being a little naughty - she is TOO cute!