After months of planning, a surprise blizzard that threatened to cancel everything and a full day spent in the kitchen making pies, the big day had finally arrived. It was party time!
When I entertain, I like everything to have it’s own area. For example, I typically have an area for food, one for coffee and tea, one for desserts and one for gifts. This party was no different. The main area and the first thing I wanted my guests to see when they entered my mother’s home was the pie table! To make it really stand out my sister Denise created a large 4’x2′ chalkboard sign to act as our backdrop. (learn how here) We covered the tables with kraft paper, labeled each of the pies with custom mini chalkboard signs and created a fun “Happy Birthday” pie banner.
My mother has a coffee station in her kitchen, so that made deciding where to put the coffee easy! I simply put out a selection of flavored coffees and teas and added some homemade pie crust cookies!
The cookies where made from leftover pie dough! We simply created a lattice pattern with the dough and cut out circles the same size as our coffee mugs, added a little cinnamon and sugar and voila, homemade pie crust cookies!
To toast our birthday girl and guest of honor, my sister Denise created a signature drink for the party. And what better to go with our Pi Day/ Pie theme than a banana cream pie martini! (get the recipe here)
My parents also have a bar in their home, so naturally we used it to set up our martinis.
For dinner we decided it would be fun to let our guests make their own pizza “pies”!
We used Naan bread for the crust and set out a selection of toppings for our guests to choose from. Ten minutes in the oven and everyone enjoyed a hot, fresh, personalized pizza!
Here’s our birthday girl! Happy 40th Birthday Marie, I hope you enjoyed your Pi Day Pie themed Party!