May 16, 2012

Gold Rush BBQ Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This western barbecue party made us kick up our heels and say YEEHAW!  Nikki from Tradewind Tiaras and Paula from Frog Prince Paperie have a new e-magazine called Festivities, which will launch next week. This is just a sneak peek of what’s in store. They put together this western barbecue inspired by the gold mining history of the Superstition Mountains and the legendary Lost Dutchman’s gold mine.  This extraordinary location was the perfect backdrop for their western theme! The design included use of bandana prints, red gingham, antique ball jars filled with wildflowers, and denim since Levi Strauss invented jeans so gold miners could have pants that would stand up to the rigors of mining. The menu was classic Americana including hot dogs roasted over a fire, homemade potato chips, and cole slaw. Sweet treats on the dessert table included apple pie, blueberry muffins, gold nuggets (rock candy),  snickerdoodle blondies, and cactus and boot sugar cookies. Lemonade and water kept everyone hydrated. The day ended with roasted s’mores made with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows. We think they struck gold!  Scroll down for the vendor credits.

Photography by Nikki Wills from Tikkido.


Printables: Frog Prince Paperie
Homemade Chips: Mikes Burgers and Cheesesteaks
Styling and baking: Nikki Wills of Tikkido

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