I rarely get any photos when I host a party. I get too involved in cooking and readying.
This was the first Rosh Ha'Shanah party I'd ever done, much less hosted, so it was all new to me, and to all our guests. Many dishes I'd not only never prepared, but had never even tasted before.
The themes are sweetness - so we had many sweet dishes; fruit - to celebrate bountiful harvest; and joy - in anticipation of the joy of the future.
Here are the only pictures I took, when I finally remembered to pick up my camera...
I love to involve everyone, so some of the ladies created this lovely platter filled with fruits, many of which are unusual to the palate. There were no pomegranates to be found anywhere, but we had gogi, medjool dates, starfruit, kiwi, jicama... quite a few things.
And a quick step back to take a shot of all of us squeezed at my table.
Worn from polishing 1000000 square feet of formica...