Just a few close friends popped round for 'Dinner and Drinks, aprez-ski', which mainly consisted of cake, cheese and booze.
I made a two-tier vanilla sponge ski town cake, filled with chocolate fudge ganache, iced with simple buttercream and topped with pearl sugar snow, macaron shell boulders, and gingerbread trees and chalets.
Having lived in Chamonix for a while, the boy likes his macarons. The pressure was on for me to recreate his favourite traditional artisan patisserie, but my vanilla and chocolate fudge treats went down a storm!
In the lounge I created a little bar area, complete with ski-run category flasks (beer, wine, whisky) depending on your ability to hold your liquor, San Pellegrino limonata and water, copius amounts of gin and the obligatory ski resort favourites - Desperados and Jagermeister
And finally, the fancy dress included any form of ski wear - from serious snowboarder, biathlon athlete to the more casual snow-bunny. The birthday boy? Retro leggings and bad knitwear, of course!