Grilled Cheese Party

by Megan on January 12, 2012

Over the summer my entire immediate family was in town! This is rare, you see. We’re split up between Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota. So I figured it’d be fun to get a family portrait or two taken. We don’t really have very many family pictures together.

I asked my homegirl Cybelle Codish if she’d be down with taking a few photos, and she said yeah!

It turned out the photos were going to be taken at lunch time, so it only made sense to have food.

That particular weekend was busy with plenty of other family things, so I thought a grilled cheese party would be just right!

I bought a bunch of baguettes from Holiday Market. (They even sliced them for me!) I wanted everyone to be able to try a bunch of grilled cheese combos, so the sandwiches were small.

And so my family came over! And we made grilled cheese on my sister’s countertop griddle. It made for easy sandwich making.

We had sweet and savory options. My favorite one was the brie and strawberry jam. I still daydream about it.


I made some tissue paper poufs and matched them to my Grandma’s tablecloth as a backdrop for our photo.

My niece, Amelia, totally got to hang out, too. She helped me label the cheeses and finish the Nutella.

McClure’s Pickles are where it’s at. I got the garlic dill one for this particular party. (Normally Jake and I get the spicy ones!) Pickles are tasty on a grilled cheese with sharp cheddar and garlic mustard.

Oh! And this is my family! I’m lucky to have them. I’m glad they braved the summer heat to eat mini grilled cheese with me.

We had so much fun. All the tasty food distracted us from the scorching temperatures. It was in the 90’s that day.

We went to Eastern Market the day before so I could get these lovely flowers. They fit just right with the color of my ball jar. And they died promptly when the party ended.

Below are the menu options Jake and I came up with. I’m glad they all fit on the chalkboard!

All photos by Cybelle Codish; here’s her blog: Shoot Happens!

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy January 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

yay! you guys are so cute! I love your photo backdrop…and the grilled cheese combos, duh.

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

Cheese is super important. I’m glad we both know it.

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Laura January 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

Oh man… I’m dreaming about grilled cheese with pesto now… mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Gonna have to get my griddle out this weekend!

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

Griddle it up, guuurl.

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Joy January 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

Wonderful idea – loved seeing all your faces.

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

I want to see your face!

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Robyn {Planet Byn} January 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

i love that your family loves cheese. would you believe my dad and sister-in-law don’t like cheese?! it drives me nuts. therefore, i will throw a grilled cheese party for myself 🙂

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Oh man! How can they not like cheese?! That’s a shame. I’m glad you love it though. 🙂

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Naama January 12, 2012 at 11:08 am

such a gorgeuos post! you guys look great 🙂

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thanks, Naama!

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tracy January 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

cute x 100000!!!
great styling and the photos are awesome!

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

Thanks, Tracy! <3

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Dana January 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I had a grilled cheese party not too long ago, not quite so fancy as yours (we didn’t decorate, we just ate) but still quite fun.

I love the sounds of brie and strawberry jam grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

I support every single grilled cheese party that happens. I’m glad you had one too! Yum.

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Kimberly January 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

That is my kind of party! I’m going to have to think of a reason to have a party like this.

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

Yeah man!

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mum January 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

A glorious day to remember,especially since today is FREEZING here! It was so fun Megan..thanks for allll you did to make our week end fun and tasty!

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

Can you even believe how hot it was that day?! I’m glad the fun outweighed the heat.

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Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen January 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Well this might be the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen.

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

Thanks, Adrianna! <3

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Jen @ pretty plate January 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

What a cute idea! Love the pictures.
Do you mind if I ask where you got those lovely trays?

Happy Friday

: ))
Jen

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Megan January 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Thanks Jen! <3

The trays are from various estate sales. My mom has been getting them for me over the past couple years. They are vintage treasures.

Happy Friday back at you!

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NicoleD January 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love it all! Great idea using baguette slices so you can try more grilled cheese varieties!

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Megan January 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Thanks, man!

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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting March 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

I love the idea of having a grilled cheese party. Definitely on my summer bucket list!

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Robyn November 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I love your website, and have used some of your recipes….they are fun. Just wondering, did you make that chalkboard? It is so cute. I love it.

Robyn

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Megan November 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks, Robyn! Yeah, I totally made it.

I bought the frame from Ikea and then painted the glass with chalkboard paint. Boom! Chalkboard!

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