When I learned I had the opportunity to host a party with goodies from Safeway and coffee from Gevalia, I jumped at the chance. . and I knew exactly who I’d be inviting over.
All the wonderful mothers I have met this year.
Looking back to last July- when I made the decision to quit my job and stay at home with my kids- I think that must have been the best decision I have ever made. Initially, I wasn’t sure what to expect and having been a Project Manager, I was used to being pretty busy and working on a million different things at once, so I naturally dove more into my cooking and blogging. With Madeline, we joined Gymboree, signed up for art classes and went to the library on a weekly basis and with Phoebe, we did homework together, read together, baked together and scheduled lots of play dates.
When Phoebe started Kindergarten last September, I immediately met some moms at school and got some numbers and email addresses and set up some play dates. With your kids, you hope they meet good kids and make friends, make good decisions and have some fun and – if you’re lucky– you also meet some great mothers. Which is what happened with us. With me.
I met some great, wonderful, and fun mothers.
The school year ended today. I am still in disbelief. The year went by extremely fast. This Gevalia get together was to celebrate the school year coming to an end and welcoming summer.
We had a nice lunch outside, munched on an assortment of desserts, drank some coffee and enjoyed each other’s company- sans kids– with the exception of my Madeline. You always need a princess at a party, right? Especially one who keeps snagging things from the dessert table.
We enjoyed some wonderful chicken salad from Safeway, salad, sides and dessert.
I was with a lot of flavored coffee lovers so we enjoyed the Vanilla and Chocolate Mocha flavored coffee from Gevalia. Gevalia is a great pairing with any meal, but I think it goes best with delicious desserts. After a visit to the bakery at Safeway, I was set with Madeleine cookies (yes, a fave of mine) and mini brownies, which were deliciously good.
The rich, never bitter taste of Gevalia comes in a variety of flavors and roasts, most of which are available at Safeway.
Here are my friends, Jo and Diane. Diane was rocking her new hairdo, short and blonde. I love it. Isn’t she fabulous? She was also the first mom to serve wine and chocolates at one of our group play dates. I love Diane.
Here I am, with my Madeline.
Not all of our mommy friends were able to make it. Ligia and Sandhya, we missed you guys!
Gevalia is the perfect complement to any get-together. I will definitely be serving up some Gevalia again at my next get-together! Here’s some good information about Gevalia Coffee:
- Gevalia began brewing coffee in Gavle, Sweden in 1853, where traditional cast-iron roasting developed its distinctively rich, smooth taste that’s never bitter.
- Gevalia is expertly made with carefully selected beans and ground extra-fine to produce a rich coffee experience.
- Gevalia now comes in single serve cups for your Keurig® K-Cup® Brewer, perfect for a quick Gevalia fix.* (My friend, Deb, has Gevalia in her Keurig® K-Cup® Brewer and LOVES it!)
*Kraft Foods is not affiliated with Keurig, Inc. KEURIG and K-CUP are registered trademarks of Keurig, Inc.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.