Entertaining, Vegan-Style: A Costume Birthday Party

For this installment of the Vegan Entertaining posts, I’m featuring Queenie’s 10th birthday party, which occurred two years ago at our home in Venice, California.  Because her birthday is only a few days before Halloween, she opted to have a costume party.  The theme of her choosing was snakes.  Yes, snakes.  There were snakes on the invitations, and snakes on the cakes.  We went with two home-made bundt cakes, with both recipes from Veganomicon (do you own this book yet??).  One is the Lemon-Coconut cake and the other is the Deep Chocolate.


Close-up of the snake fun:


Queenie even dressed as a snake, a Queen Cobra, to be exact.


Queenie made a couple of her signature dishes, including her agave-sweetened lemonade and the cinnamon apples with peanut butter dip.


The party was a lunch, and I served the Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Muffuletta Sandwich, also from Veganomicon, Tofurky hot dogs, potato chips, a green salad and a fruit salad.  I don’t have any food shots – it went before I snapped any!  But here are some happy diners.


Queenie very much enjoys sleight-of-hand, close-up magic, and she requested that a magician appear (magically, of course) at her party.  After a bit of research, I found the perfect person:  Joe Skilton.  If you are anywhere in Southern California and need a magician for your event, look no further!  Joe absolutely blew our minds.  Adults and children alike were amazed and delighted.  On top of his talent, he is also a genuinely lovely person and a delight to have in your space.  I obviously cannot recommend him highly enough.  http://www.joeskilton.com/


(sorry the above shot is blurry – I was too busy trying to pick my jaw off the floor to focus the camera.)

Next it was time for presents and general merriment.



Bottom line:  costume parties are fun!!

Enjoy!  xo



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