Red, White and Blue

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had an amazing weekend. Are you all watching the Olympics? I’ve never been that into it before, but this year I can’t seem to get enough. You know I love diving, but I’m also loving swimming, volleyball and of course gymnastics. This weekend has involved lots of Olympics watching, but it started off with a bang on Friday. It was actually supposed to be a book club with some of my girlfriends but because so few people read the book, we also turned it into an Olympics Opening Ceremony party. I always try and make something delicious for Book Club and this party was no exception, but with the added challenge of making something USA-themed. I thought about making my giant cupcake, but wanted to make something a little different, so I decided on Golden Oreo truffles, recipe courtesy of Sally.

The ingredients are super simple…

I followed Sally’s recipe almost exactly but subbed fat-free cream cheese for regular (I mean, why not save a few calories when you can!) And because I only have a mini food processor, I processed everything in batches. Also, I noticed that the truffles turn out best when you really blend the cream cheese and oreos together until they become a similar texture as cookie dough.

But I wasn’t the only one with an Olympic themed treat- everyone brought amazing things, including red, white and blue mac and cheese. And of course, adorable decorations by my friend, party planner extraordinaire, Biz. Also, check out the bowls below- they are Olympic rings ;)

But food wasn’t the only thing on our minds. Of course the wine was flowing as well and we decided to take it a step further as my friend Ashley created something special for our Olympic viewing…

And what kind of an Olympics party would it be without some awesome glasses…

Questions:

-Do you have any television viewing parties?

-If you could compete in any Olympics sport, which one would you do?

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12 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue

  1. Aw! Emily, I wish we lived closer because these little celebrations of yours always look like so much fun! And those glasses– they really bring out your eyes ;)

  2. What a fun and festive party! I LOVE the glasses–way to get into the spirit of the games, Emily! I’m a huge fan of crazy accessories, so I’m kind of jealous that I don’t have a pair too. ;-) The Oreo truffles you made look to die for! Cream cheese and cookie crumbs? Umm, yes please! And I’m intrigued by the red, white and blue mac n’ cheese! Was food coloring involved, or did it contain red, white and blue foods? (if it was the latter, let me guess: tomatoes, white cheddar and blue cheese?). :)

    I was pretty busy most of the weekend, so I DVR’d the Olympic events. I always enjoy watching gymnastics, swimming, track and soccer. The US women’s soccer team plays North Korea tomorrow; I’m so pumped!!

    Happy almost Tuesday! xoxo <3

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