Joy For Nod as featured on Oh Joy

Joy for Nod hosted by roomforty + the Fig House Our friend Joy Cho of Oh Joy recently released a line with Land of Nod, and the product line release party, aptly labeled "joy for nod" was a festive gathering at the Fig House. They called on us to come up with our version of children's finger foods, that the grown ups would still enjoy--and we had a blast doing it!

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first photo

So much about this event was fun. The nod tour bus, the always elegant floral work of yasmine floral design, the crafts for the kids--we loved it.

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collage 1
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pb+j

For the mini corn dogs--we used waygu beef (American style kobe), and garnished with violet mustard and house made curry ketchup.

corndogs
corndogs

A couple of signature comfort items were added--the philly cheese steak sliders, crab lollipops and our mac and cheese with brioche bread crumbs. We don't know too many friends that still buy campbells tomato soup--but back in the day, a little campbells tomato soup and wonder bread grilled cheese made everything better. Our version, smoked tomato bisque, and brioche and brie grilled cheese coins.

mac and cheese
mac and cheese

We called this one: "worms and dirt". Using a little molecular gastronomy, Libry made house made cherry gummi worms and it was scary how much they looked like earthworms. The "dirt" was graham soil. Potted in mini terra cotta, the kids loved it. Is that face priceless or what!

worms
worms

The signature s'mores with campfire smoke might be what you're looking at. Or, you might be looking at the schnazzy aprons donned by our servers. They're made by that awesome girl hula-hooping in the picture below, Ellen Bennett. Hedley Bennett aprons have taken over the world of hospitality--with literally the top chefs in the world wearing her aprons. We'd be hula-hooping too. Well play madame. Well played indeed.

ellen
ellen

By now, most roomforty friends have heard of Emily Henderson, but if you haven't--she designed the Fig House, and she's awesome. And Charlie her little boy ate 48 PB+J lollipops that day, which is why he's such a chunk. (that's a joke).

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collage 2

All in all, a super fun family event. A huge thanks to Joy and to Land of Nod for letting us serve this event. All you parents out there--go to Land of Nod and buy all of Joy's line, and then call us after it's set up and we'll cater your "I just got awesome furniture for my kid" party.

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