Sunday, August 5, 2012

Opa! (Greek Night)

One night I decided that I was going to make Greek food, and the next moment I had invited my entire family over to enjoy the experience with me.

The initial idea soon got out of hand (as it usually does with me) and before you know it we had decided on a Toga Party, complete with prizes for best dressed, Spanakopita, Falafel, Tapas, and Tzatzikii. We also decided to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding, because it just seemed like a good idea. The only thing we didn't have was a lamb roasting in the front yard.
The Three Princesses: Abigail posing like a Greek Goddess, Julianna (my little sister) and Charlie (who just had to have some lace on her Toga)
Little man and Charlie enjoying their costumes. 

My little man in his pillowcase Toga. I swear he might start wearing these full time cause it just broke my heart to look at him he was so dang cute!

My family who were troopers for dressing up! Special thanks to my brother, Cory, who wasn't thrilled to be wearing a dress. 

Thanks to my friend, Rachel Coleman, who incidentally introduced me to the Greek side of life in New York, I knew exactly what to make. Who cares that it took me the entire day and my brain power for the week. Everything turned out sooo good. My mom's spinach pies were especially good!
If you've seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding you KNOW we had to make a bundt cake. With a hole.  Thanks Amelia for making a good one! 

My little man LOVED the falafel. And I LOVED the night. 

P.S. If you're wondering why I didn't post my toga picture it is because I had a costume catastrophy last minute and ended up wearing something less Greek and more Hawaiian. The outfit wasn't worthy of this post. ;)    


  1. Ah, this just looks like so much fun! You are the best & I'm glad the food turned out well! Looks like a blast!

  2. It was a LOT of fun. Thanks so much for the idea, the hard work putting it together and just the fun!

  3. hahaha! "one night...and the next moment". that cracks me up. it looks like it was so much fun and i can't believe little man in the toga. and your parents in the scarlet. i'm so glad you documented it all!