Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Christmas Party.

We had our family Christmas party on Sunday. What a perfect day it was!
Not only was the weather gloriously sunny the company was fantastic too :)
We had a lovely bbq lunch and a visit from Santa followed by some yummy dessert!
I made a Raspberry, Icecream and Malteser "concoction" and I will share the recipe with you. I think it is perfect for Christmas. Maybe it's the red raspberries but it feels very festive!!

The backyard and the pool all ready to go.
The kids all went in for a dip!

Hello Santa!
Santa had put on a few kgs since last year so his suit was very ill fitting plus he had no shoes!
Thanks Grandad :)

Jasper wasn't a fan!
We still made the 2 eldest cousins aged 18 & 21 partake in the Santa festivities :)

Of course I forgot to take pics of the food! You know what it's like once the party has started.
We had chicken, steak and sausages. Bread rolls and pesto pasta salad, potato salad, pumpkin, goats cheese and rocket salad and a warm vegetable and cous cous salad.

Dessert was cookies, lollies, fruit platter and the Raspberry Icecream Slice.

Here is Finn helping me make it.

And again I forgot to take a pic of the finished product but I have to admit it came out perfectly and looked and tasted delish!

The recipe is
200g butter, 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, 5 eggs, 400g dark chocolate, 3ltrs of icecream, 300g frozen raspberries, 500g maltesers.

Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add eggs.
Melt the chocolate and add to the butter mixture.
Spoon icecream into a bowl, stand until softened and mash the rasperries in with a fork.
Line the base of a 6cm deep, 24cm x 34cm baking dish with baking paper.
Place half the maltesers in a bag and crush them.Spread over base of the dish.
Pour half the chocolate mixture over the maltesers.
Spoon over the icecream.
Top with the remaining chocolate mixture.
Crush in remaing maltesers.
Cover and freeze overnight.

So there is a little of our Christmas party for you!


  1. Simone, that slice looks delicious....thanks for the run down on your menu, I will be stealing some of those dishes. Have a great Wednesday.

  2. thanks for the recipe look Delicious.must try it..sounds and looks like you all had a blast xxx

  3. Yum! That Ice cream Slice Looks amazing, I Must try it, might even add some coconut? XX Samie

  4. YUM! Looks like the perfect day was had by all x

  5. What a great day and the slice looks scrumptious and perfect for a hot day. Love your backyard!

  6. wow how good does that look?????
    looking at your photos, makes me wanna go for a swim in that devine must have the best summers in it.....have a great week simone lisa xx

  7. Yum, yum, yum!
    Looks like your family christmas party was a big success. How nice is your outdoor patio area, i love how it flows out to the yard.

  8. That's one heck of a party! You really went all out! Love the blue buckets as drink tubs. Must keep that one in mind! I saw maltesers and skipped right through the rest of your post...they are my weakness. I'll put on weight just reading that recipe but it does look amazing!
    X Briohny.

  9. Good lord, I love your yard!

    Also, where did you get that cubby house?? LOVE it!

  10. Looks like a fantastic party!! Our extended family get together with my side is this Sunday but fortunately I'm not hosting it - just have to bring a dessert. The dessert you made looks delicious!! x

  11. What a perfect day you had. That slice looks amazing - have bookmarked to make on the weekend - thanks!


  12. Looks like it was an awesome day honey..and that raspberry ice cream cake looks yummo! x


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