Theme Party For Travel Buffs

Last Sunday I had organized a theme party for “Travel Buffs” and I invited a group of friends over. For this event I reserved our community clubhouse which has a perfect contemporary setting. The exclusive theme was for my friends who enjoy travelling and food from all around the globe. Most of the recipes were prepared by me and all are available on my blog Garnish Lifestyle.

Table Setting Pictures:
Club House View & Table Setting

Table Setting 2

Table Setting for Travel Buff's Party

International Food Tasting Menu:
Drinks:
Lemongrass and Rosemary Infused Lemonade, A Sweet White Wine, Japanese Sake, and Spring Water (H2O) with ice.
Drinks

Rosemary & Lemongrass Infused Lemonade

Water in Beverage Dispenser

Wine and Japanese Sake

Center piece:
Travel Party Decorations

Appetizers:
Mexican 7 Layer Dip, Salsa with Tortilla Chips, Cheese Platter with Crackers, Olives, Grapes-Clementines, Cookies, and Roasted Nuts, and Indian Lilva Kachori with Green Cilantro Chutney
Mexican 7 Layer Dip & Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Cheese Platter

Indian Lilva Kachoris with Homemade Green Chutney

Sides/Salads:
Greek Watermelon Feta Cheese Mint Salad, Israeli Couscous Salad, and Italian Panzanella salad.
Greek Watermelon Feta Cheese Mint Salad

Israeli Couscous

Italian Panzanella salad

Main Course:
Schezwan Hakka Noodles and Thai Green Curry with Jasmine Rice.
Schezwan Hakka Noodles

Thai Green Curry

Desserts:
Thai Mango Sticky Rice, Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, and Sooji Halwa (prepared by a friend).
Desserts for Travel Buffs

Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Fresh Mangoes

Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Sooji Halwa

After Dessert:
Indian Mukhvas (Mouth Freshners) and Indian Candies.
Indian Mukhvas & Candies (Mouth Freshners)

It was my husband’s birthday. Moreover, it was an auspicious day as it was Lord Krishna’s birthday (known as Janmashtami) was on the same day, so my friends and I performed a short religious puja in the beginning of the party along with Lord Krishna’s Aarti song in the background.
Janmashtami Puja

Baal Gopal (Lord Krishna)

I had prepared a PowerPoint Presentation for my friends on “Overall Trip Planning”. I will explain these slides in depth on my blog soon, but for now you can review it here. Please click below:
Overall Trip Planning (Presentation)

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