A Most Creative Party

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 science themed invitation
The periodic table place cards and beaker vase

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)

The periodic table petit-fours
The petit-four to go box for the leftovers!

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!

6 thoughts on “A Most Creative Party

  1. Mom December 16, 2010 / 6:45 am

    My sincerest congrats too, Dr. Jared!! This is a fantastic achievement for all of them — kudos to Emily also, as chief supporter! Certainly an accomplishment worthy of this lavish celebration. A special hug from here :).

  2. Amy December 16, 2010 / 8:46 am

    Thanks for sharing this, so sad we couldn’t be there to celebrate with everyone.

  3. Common Loon December 16, 2010 / 9:29 am


    This is so appealing [to the science geek in me]. So cool. I love it! A very big deal, especially with all of the family sacrifice. It is definitely a family celebration. Kudos to Emily for the support to make it so, and to Jared for the brain and determination and hard work! Enjoy all of the new “family time!”

    And Eileen – thanks for posting.

  4. wendalicious December 16, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    Periodic table petit fours? I LOVE IT! So utterly cool.

    • Sarah December 17, 2010 / 4:04 pm

      Wendy, I thought of you as soon as I saw that picture. I knew you’d love that!

  5. Emily December 18, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    Thanks for posting, love! It was fabulous to share the occasion with you — hard to imagine it any other way.

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