We had a cozy birthday party for my daughter yesterday.
Just some of the immediate family.
I served spaghetti and meatballs.
And chocolate cupcakes.
Her favorite childhood meal
I busied myself with cooking and decorating for my special girl.
Soft pastel colors to celebrate a Spring Birthday.
A Handmade Garland made from cupcake liners and doilies,
Small black and white photos of her as a child,
And a collection of vintage doilies, make up the theme.
See the little jar of butter-mints?
It was full.
But I didn't notice that it was slowly dwindling until I reached for them to serve after dinner
The jar was empty!
Mmmmmm, there was a very guilty 'Mr.' leaving the room.......
I wonder how many cupcakes he ate?
Fortunately I baked plenty!
I set the table with some sentimental linens from her childhood.
The embroidered runner once graced the top of her dresser.
And a special vintage tablecloth used for childhood parties.
A favorite photo.
And a new embroidery to commemorate her day.
My gift to her. She owns two miniature Dachshunds, Peanut and Weenie Baby.
A keepsake of this time in her life.
I thought this design was perfect, from a lovely new book, 'Embroidery pour la Maison', by Sylvie Blondeau.
(I will do a tutorial and review in a future post)
We had a wonderful day celebrating our girl.
The past, the present and the future.
A special toast to birthdays, families, and time spent together!
For these are the true treasures of life.
Do you have a favorite tradition for celebrating birthdays?