Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fake Mothers Day

Since my mom will be out of town for Mothers Day this year, we decided to celebrate a fake Mothers Day last night. Wednesday nights are not the best for huge parties so we went with a much easier theme. Pies! Each sister made a pie and brought it to my parents' house.

Here is the aftermath of the fake Mothers Day pie party. Everything was so good! I made a lemon meringue pie, Natalia made a coconut cream pie, Bekah made a cherry pie, and Kim made a peanut butter pie. 

Amusingly enough, our gift to mother would have been useful for two of the pies. We all bought her a copper beating bowl, which is perfect for whipping egg whites into meringue. The copper reacts with the whites so there is no need to boost the fluffiness with cream of tartar or lemon juice. 

A pie party is a great idea if you want to host a casual and easy event. We had variety in desserts without any one person having to do a ton of work. And who doesn't love more than one type of pie? You could make it a bit more fancy than we did and use your fine china and silver pie servers (or pick some silver plate servers at your local thrift store). Make a bubbly punch (and go back to your thrift store to pick up a new punch bowl and cup set) but make sure it isn't too sweet. And if you do host a pie party, please let us know!