Thursday, September 3, 2015

~My Birthday Celebration and Simple & Sweet Fridays #183~

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.
So pretty!
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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  1. Jody, I think I remember a fun girlfriend party y'all have had before. You girls know how to do things right!! All the details of the party are so sweet. Love the idea of doing a fun craft while you are there.

    Happy Birthday Month. :)

  2. May I please borrow your girlfriends for my next birthday party? It all looked so yummy but if you can't send them all, send Linda. That cake was to die for!

  3. It looks like you had a Happy Happy Birthday! I wish you one as well!

  4. Happy Birthday in advance!! Looks like it was a wonderful Birthday celebration!!
    Thanks for hosting each week!!


  5. You're a lucky or should I say blessed girl with girlfriends like that. Sounds like it was a fabulous B'Day party. Hope your actual birthdate is just as wonderful!

  6. Yes Happy Birthday month..what a wonderful group of friends you are..I like seeing your get togethers..
    I've been stamping too:)

    You are very creative Miss Birthday Girl:)

  7. What a wonderful party! You have some special friends:)

  8. Dear Jody and Stan,
    Great featured guests posts, dear friends!!!
    HaPpY BiRtHdAy to Jody!!!
    What a wonderful Birthday Celebration with "the girls"!!!
    I love that you all make and take a craft together!!!
    Thank you for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!!!
    Always inspiring!!!

  9. Happy Birthday Jody. Have a wonderful day with your friends. Thank you for hosting Sweet and Simple Friday 183.

  10. Happy Birthday Jody! Thanks so much for featuring my linen project and hosting us. Today sharing with you lavender projet for these satchels. Hugs. Monika

  11. What a wonderful birthday party filled with friends and beautiful things. Thanks for hosting a wonderful party. And Happy Birthday!!

  12. Happy, happy, Birthday! Thanks for hosting! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  13. Jody,
    So glad to be joining in with you again....
    Your party looks so fun and that cake!!!!
    Thanks for hosting this party..

  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful pre-birthday birthday!

  15. Jody- you would NOT want me to sing so I'll just add - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Everything at your party was so pretty.

    Thanks again for another wonderful party.

    Birthday Hugs,

  16. Your wonderful friends threw you a splendid birthday party. I love all of the details.

  17. Thanks for featuring my dream closet. It was fun to dream and make a collection of all thosse lovely things.

  18. What a lovely gathering of girlfriends and great food and pretty party bags full of goodies! I love freesia; they're scent is so very sweet and fresh! Jody, you are very blessed to have such best friends!

    Thanks for featuring my 'Summarizing Summer' post and thanks for another fabulous party, here!

    Happy labour day weekend!


  19. Hello cute lady! I always get so excited to stop by your party each week. It’s so fabulous! Please take a moment to party with us. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  20. Hello cute lady! I always get so excited to stop by your party each week. It’s so fabulous! Please take a moment to party with us. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

  21. Happy Birthday Jody and thanks for the party!

  22. Looks like a wonderful party & the cake looks divine! Thanks for hosting!

  23. Happy Birthday, Jody. What a terrific party you enjoyed. Thanks for hosting. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  24. Thank you for hosting this sweet party! Lots of great ideas for sure! Have a wonderful weekend, Lynn

  25. Happy Belated Birthday! I love your idea of the watercolor art on sheet music! I'm going to think of some way to use your idea in my own home. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Wonderful party Jody!!! The sunflowers are beautiful...such a great theme for an autumn birthday. You girls all look so happy to be good friends. I love that!
    Happy early Birthday to you my dear.
    sending hugs...

  27. I am totally off schedule, I almost missed it, but I am so delighted you featured my butternut squash. I just want everyone to try it so thank you so much for featuring it.


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