Remember my way cool sister-in-law who turned eleven last month? Well just to validate how cool she is and how un-cool I was at her age, she had a fondue birthday party last weekend.
I was obviously
Delanie had decided she wanted to a do a fondue girl party a while ago. So her mom started scrounging up fondue pots and Melting Pot recipes, all the while keeping eleven year olds in mind. I wish I could say I had a lot of input on the preparation of everything, but really I was just the help. Delanie had planned and picked out everything perfectly. We just had to execute.
We started with the cheese. Nothing too fancy here. We did a swiss cheese fondue and then queso and salso (my fav - always). We also made pizza crackers, a Kinston local fav, that the girls went crazy for. Technically they had nothing to do with fondue but they were delicious.
Our "main course" was a pizza dip that I stumbled upon a few months ago.
Then it was time for the dessert, or as I like to call it - the best part of a fondue meal. We had a chocolate fountain, melted white chocolate, and the main dessert : bananas foster. Oh Emm Gee. Y'all. It was so good. Seriously my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We had fruit for days (which I haven't been able to get enough of lately) pound cake, rice crispies, brownies, marshmallows, any and everything you could think of. But truth be told - I would have eaten that bananas foster with a spoon. Seriously, the best.
My mother in law and I spent the entire afternoon munching (sorry gluten-free diet) while the girls came and went. Nibbled and giggled. Played games and opened gifts. It was a really laid back party, compared to when the twins were little. But that's how it works. All of a sudden just being able to hang out with your friends is the highlight of a party.
I think Delanie and her friends had a great time and I loved being able to be a part of it.
Oh and fun little fact - the first time me and Robbie really hung out was at my brother's 11th birthday party, almost ten years ago. The twins were one. That shit's cray.