Thursday night Stampin' Up demonstrators who have reached the title of manager and above were treated to an evening at the Houston Aquarium. Stampin' Up always says they will have "light hors d'oeuvres" at the manager's reception. That is an understatement for sure! There were several different types of hors d'oeuvres being passed on trays by roaming wait staff including smoked salmon wrapped around vertical forks. There were many different stations of food. One that was loaded with fruits, cheeses, and raw veggies, another with turkey and beef being carved, one with desserts, and a buffet line with oysters on the half shell, sushi, an ice sculpture filled with shrimp, barbeque beef and chicken, roasted veggies, sweet potatoes, and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were done to order with an assortment of toppings that were mixed into the potatoes on a huge, flat cooking surface. I'm sure I'm forgetting some of the different foods. Needless to say, Stampin' Up's definition of light hors d'oeuvres is very different from most.
Part of the attractions were outside and some were inside. These two entertainers were strolling throughout the aquarium all night long.
We were able to feed the stingrays and I must say it was more fun. There mouths are on the underside and they would come up and grab the little fish out of your hand. It looked like they were eating your hand. Their skin was extremely soft.
This diver was inside a water tank full of fish. See what his sign says? Be a Big Fish Manager's Reception.
The aquarium also has other animals. The most interesting were the white Bengal tigers.
So much fun with my friends Catherine Harwood and Barbara Lash
A special thank you to my stamping customers who have helped me reach Manager level and qualify to attend this fantastic evening.