Sunday, December 1, 2013

Great Gatsby Christmas Party


On Saturday night, we had our office Christmas party at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne.  The theme was The Great Gatsby, which suited me to a T.

On the menu, for entrĂ©e, there was onion tart:

 
or prawn cocktail:

 
I had the prawn cocktail, which unusually had potato salad in the middle.  I liked it.

Main was either lamb:

 
or chicken:


I scored the chicken, which suited me.

Dessert was "petit fours" - actually, mini desserts in the form of chocolate mousse, lemon curd tart, a raspberry macaron and pannacotta with lemon grass jelly:



It was a fun night.  The music was definitely not Gatsby era, so that we could all dance the night away.  Late into the evening, there was even a staff band!

If you are curious as to my outfit, I went for a late 1920s bias cut dress that I already owned, and accessoried it 1920s stylee:


If you like 1920s fashion, do check out my photos from Miss Fisher's Costume Exhibition at Rippon Lea House here.


8 comments:

CQUEK said...

all the great selection, yummy!

Johanna GGG said...

what a fun theme - and you look very elegant and svelte - just disappointed not to hear that you did the charleston :-)

The Caked Crusader said...

I love desserts like that - an assortment of lots of lovely things.
Love your outfit, particularly the head band!

Jill said...

The party looks fun, and you look fabulous!

I was also excited to see your photos of Miss Fisher's costumes. I just finished watching season 1 (we are probably behind in the US) and enjoyed the series so much - especially her clothes!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Jill, glad to hear you've been watching Miss Fisher. Series 2 just finished screening here.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks! No, very modern dancing took place.

Kari said...

Fun!! You look gorgeous too :)

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

The food looks really great. Thank you for sharing.