Isn’t a dessert-only party a great idea?

January 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

No need to say it, here at SWEETTABLESCAPES, we are extremely biased when it comes to dessert and we can always skip a meal to go straight to it (do keep in mind however, that dessert can be a simple, fresh, juicy and delicious piece of fruit)

by the way, talking about healthy choices (which are one of the strong messages sent by Michele Obama) , how about our funky take on the fruits and vegetables daily servings….we just made this cute Minis:

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But anyway, what got us really excited this week, was the following New York Times article about Michele Obama turning 50!

A First Lady at 50, Finding Her Own Path

By

New-York Times

JAN. 16, 2014

 WASHINGTON — She has perfected a mean forehand, is working on her yoga poses, dishes with girlfriends over brussels sprouts and dirty martinis (one olive) at the Mediterranean hotspot Zaytinya, pushes her two daughters to play two sports — one of her choosing and one of theirs — and said this week that the wonders of modern dermatology, like Botox, are in the realm of possibility for her.

Michelle Obama is in many ways the embodiment of the contemporary, urban, well-heeled middle-aged American woman. She likes to take “me time,” as she did during an extra vacation week this month without family in Hawaii, setting off a tabloid furor over the state of her marriage. She frets that her older daughter, 15-year-old Malia, hangs out with the boys a grade above her. She gardens, although unlike the rest of us, she has significant weeding help.

She toys with false eyelashes.

On Saturday night, Mrs. Obama will celebrate her 50th birthday (which falls on Friday) with dancing and sweets throughout the state floor of the White House, drawing the nation’s attention away from her husband, at least for an evening. Guests will sip fine American wines, consume delicate macarons and be entertained — the expectation is by Beyoncé.

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The mix of Hollywood and quirky individualism (American caterers, ready yourself for the onslaught of dessert-and-cocktails-only party requests) underscores the conflicting diptych of glamorous mystery woman and regular PTA mother that defines America’s first lady. Five years in, she has cobbled together a full life in Washington.

Sometimes she moves so discreetly through the area that a customer at a local Target store, not recognizing her, asked the first lady to reach for some highly perched toilet paper. At other times, Mrs. Obama is on plain view around town as a parent on the sidelines of the soccer games of her daughter Sasha, 12.

Marc Howard, whose daughter Zoe once played on the soccer team with Sasha, recalled how his daughter drained the tiny water bottle he had brought for her one hot Washington day on the field. Mrs. Obama lightheartedly chided him. “She said, ‘What kind of water bottle is that?’ and gave Zoe hers,” Mr. Howard said. “Those are things far away from the cameras.”

So you see now. why SWEETTABLESCAPES is so pleased with the forecast: dessert-and-cocktails-only parties will hopefully be the way to go for a while. Everyone loves dessert and nothing says “festive” like a beautiful display of lots of miniature, colorful and delicious sweets! No need for the elaborate dinner menu and the concerns about everyone’s dietary restrictions: go with the fun, enticing and ever-pleasing dessert buffet: fruit or chocolate, light or rich, a wide and beautifully presented selection of bite-size treats will keep every guest happy!!

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