July 4th Party – Hamburgerfest 2013

July 10, 2013 By: erik Category: Food, Partying, Photos, Spain, USA 212 views

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July Fourth Party InviteIt’s July again, and time for my annual party I’ve dubbed Hamburgerfest, because it’s mostly just be cooking hamburgers for some friends. This year was a little more relaxed than previous years, with a considerable drop in alcohol consumption and general rowdiness that makes parties good, but it was still very nice company and also very nice to have someone to take our children’s laser focus off of us for a few hours. Nora had fun playing with our friend Elena, who was very patient with her, and was immediately accepted into the Grandmother role (a playmate for Nora to boss around). And there were plenty of women queueing up for a chance to hold baby Ian, which is all he needs to be happy.

July Fourth Party Invite

I made an invitation this year.

I had to make it twice because of a spelling mistake. I always say “cuarto de julio” in Spanish, which is literally “fourth of July”, but that’s not the way dates are said in Spanish, so the correct way to say it is “cuatro de julio“, which is literally “four of July”. It’s the only date for which I make that mistake.

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

I also used Nora’s chalkboard to write up a meníº, like restaurants in Spain do. It reads: “Beer, Hamburger, Cocktail”.

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

The bar is stocked!

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

The spread. Marga made an onion quiche/pie thing that I’m going to have to blog about one day.

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Ian, ladies man, working the crowd.

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

Manolo is our resident mixologist.

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

Couch dozers.

Fourth of July Party - Hamburgerfest 2013

It was a good party with good friends. With all the complements I got on my hamburgers, I’ll have to invite them all back again next year.