My birthday isn't until September 23rd,
but my girlfriends gave me a party early!!
I wanted to share with you some photos of the celebration.
My girlfriend, Virginia hosted the party at her beautiful home.
The theme was Sunflowers, so there were Sunflowers everywhere!
The dining room table was set with a sunflower tablecloth.
There were mason jars filled with Fall flowers
in them as the centerpiece.
We were having such a good time we forgot to take pictures of the Watermelon Mojitos Mary made.
Appetizers were Trader Joe's spanakopita, pita bread and hummus. Tami made grilled shrimp.
It was yummy!
Yuri made a wonderful Greek salad.
Virginia made lunch,
salmon with lemon & dill sauce,
rice pilaf and sautéed squash.
It was so good!
Linda made a ricotta cheese pound cake that was soaked with passion fruit syrup, and chopped ripe mangos in the top of passion fruit curd. Outside was buttercream and then smothered in a chocolate ganache.
It was heavenly!
Mary was in charge of the craft. We made handmade tea bags with different teas and decorated
boxes. It was a lot of fun!!
I wanted to share with you the bags I made for the party gifts,
I gave out. I stamped music paper with a flower stamp and watercolored them.
I glued the paper onto brown bags and then punched out butterflies.
I wrapped up some pretty chocolate caramel petit fours.
You know I love stamping,
I had to make some tags.
I added an extra touch to an Anthropologie box.
Special bouquets of freesias for the girls.
Linda, Virginia, Tami, Me, Mary and Yuri
It was a very Fun birthday party!
Thank you, girlfriends!
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