Celebrating a CPA in the family

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


My little (younger) brother Dannen passed his final CPA exam. I believe there are four in total and he said the tests are pretty grueling. My mother and I will take almost any reason to throw a party especially if we can host it in a private venue and not do all of the clean-up!


Mom found the Chef's Room at Smith and Wolenskis in Columbus and Nick (Events Manager) set us up nicely. We brought decorations, had chilled sparkling wine waiting, and invited our immediate family. (The immediate family now includes my husband, James, his parents, my brother's long-time partner Haylee and her mom and sister.) The 10 of us had a blast.


To add to the ambiance, we placed large glass hurricanes on the table with candles and we played Pandora (Bluegrass Junction) on my portable Bose bluetooth speaker.


I think Dannen was pleased with the celebration and the room. It was pretty cool because we were able to open the blinds and watch what was going on in the kitchen. Plus, the rectangular set up of the table allowed us to have an intimate conversation space.


The best part of the night was when the sous chef came in to speak to our party AND invite us back to the kitchen to see the beef aging. 

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