Hi guys! How was your weekend?! Mine was a ton of fun but I think I’m ready to get back to a lower-key routine… at least for a few days ;).
It’s safe to say that I finally wrapped up summer this weekend, in the best possible ways: PARTIES!!
The start of school always brings a lot of parties. Most are your typical college parties, but there’s always a couple that are special and have standout themes. This weekend happened to have two of these parties, one on Friday night, and one on Sunday!
Friday Night: “A” Themed Birthday Party in NYC
On Friday night, I headed to New York City to celebrate my friend, Alex’s birthday. The theme? Dress as something starting with the letter “A”! I had originally planned to go as Athena, the Greek goddess, but this plan quickly fell through as I was unable to attach the garland of ivy leaves to my head. (I should mention that I spent a good 10 minutes outside one of the buildings on campus looking for the “perfect” strand of ivy. Yep, I most definitely got a lot of weird looks for resembling a nature nerd.)
Instead, I managed to find a halo, and “magically” transformed into an angel for the night!
The party was fantastic, and absolutely everything as on point, from the food to the staff, who were dressed up in costume as well!
Although all of the food was fantastic, I found that the appetizers stole the show. My particular favourites were the tuna tartare and the mini grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. Later on when dinner was being served, I actually went back to scrounge for leftover appetizers, but sadly they had all been taken away.
The lighting was very dim, which made for some questionable food pictures, but I did manage to snag a couple. Everyone I talked to (regarding the appetizers) agreed that the tuna tartare was out of this world. I probably could have polished off the whole tray by myself, but I decided to be nice and leave some for the other guests ;).
It was tender and flavourful, and I really wish I had access to it more often!
Dinner was served buffet-style, and although I wasn’t super hungry by this point, I knew that I should probably put something a little more substantial in my stomach besides the appetizers I had consumed earlier.
I filled my plate with caesar salad, chicken, and potatoes, and also snagged some gnocchi off of Todd’s plate.
I could talk forever about the amazing night filled with chocolate mousse, dancing, and “A themed” costumes, but I honestly don’t know if words could do it justice! All of the guests, myself included, had an epic evening, and I am so glad that we were all there to celebrate Alex’s birthday in such style.
Princeton has two University-sponsored parties each year, one in the fall and one in the spring, called “Lawnparties”. In a nutshell, it’s a day party that is held on the lawns of the Eating Clubs, and bands perform. Oh, and one other thing: everyone wears their absolute preppiest, brightly coloured outfit that they own, for a day of dancing in the sun to bands.
In the past, some pretty big names have performed at Lawnparties, such as Far East Movement, , B.o.B, Third Eye Blind, and Edward Sharpe. Rihanna and Maroon 5 even came back in the day!
I actually didn’t even make it to day’s main act, Schoolboy Q, because I was just too tired but that point, but I did make sure to see Jojo earlier on!
Remember Jojo? Aka, singer of “Leave (Get out)”…
and “Too Little Too Late”?
I was transported right back to middle school for some sweet R&B jammin’ and I loved it.
I spent the rest of my time singing and dancing with cover bands at the various clubs, and just hanging out and catching up with friends I had missed over the summer.
Food was just way too weird this weekend. I grabbed dinner from the dining hall on Saturday night, and although the food was okay, the lighting was abysmal and it wasn’t too special to report anyways.
I warn you, it’s about to get reallllly random up in here in the food department. My “highlights” from the weekend are snacky and delicious, but by no means balanced. Hey, it happens!
this healthy chocolate milkshake (recipe to come TOMORROW!)…
And Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter!
Also, be sure to check back and read tomorrow, as I’ve got a few exciting things to share with you:
- a giveaway
- a recipe
- a review of a delicious product
Have a great rest of your Monday!
What were some highlights from your weekend?
When/what was the last dress up party you went to?