This past weekend, our friend Jared completed his PhD in biochemistry. Jared has been in school for as long as we have known him (so at least four years). Jared is also a husband and father of two. It’s been pretty amazing watching our friends work toward this major goal and finally achieving it!
Jared’s wife Emily has the gift of hospitality and while I know that Em knows how to throw a party, she really outdid herself for Jared’s graduation soiree. She did such an amazing job I just had to write about it!
First, it was at a lovely fancy restaurant. The menu was, of course, delightful. (I had a coffee encrusted filet with whipped potatoes – that was melt in your mouth tender.)
But where Em really excelled was in the details…starting with the invitation and continuing to the decorations and dessert.
Because a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the images tell the story.
The piece-de-resistence had to be the dessert table…chocolate petit-fours in the manner of the periodic table. The whole periodic table, laid out correctly, complete with to go boxes. And they were fantastic! (although I felt guilty eating them)
Chris, James and I had a lovely time (yes, we did take James – Jared and Em’s boys were there – they wanted it to be a family friendly fete). It really was a fantastic party. Congratulations Dr. Jared!