Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Violet's 80th Birthday Garden Party

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The family decided that in honour of Violets 80th birthday

we should do something special.

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above- that's me eating Vi’s head at the back…

 

So we organised a lovely garden party at Paul and Mel’s place.

Well, actually I suggested they volunteer their place.

(“But, I’m not bossy” says Kim,  – just ask any of my work colleagues -

I can hear their laughter ringing in my ears as they pick themselves up off the ground…..)

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The day went off incredibly, wonderfully well,

the weather was glorious, and the food and company good.

Vi's Menu

Above: This is a scanned menu (on very lovely 2 sided Christina Re paper)

YES, I have been watching My Kitchen Rules!

I cooked most of the food, with Mel doing the salads, a lovely punch and a potato bake..

and of course I seriously over catered!

(My mantra – “Better to have too much than too little”)

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Setting the tables.

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I had a flower and butterfly theme.

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Each guest had a little gift and there was a pretty menu on each setting.

The gifts were Jumbo Caramelo Koalas which I wrapped up

with a little gift card that I made online from Vista Print.

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Gail made the most spectacular and delicious cupcakes –

she should go into business producing these for weddings and events as they were wonderful.

Jessica also made some Apple and Berry crumbles which were scrummy.

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Kayden supervised the event.

 

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Above: Putting the marquee away at the end of the day.

Ever tried to put a sleeping bag away in its cover? This was like a giant sleeping bag!! ha ha.

Phew – Good fun doing the organising but hopefully no other big parties for awhile!

 

But I’ll forget and then it will be –

“I have an idea, why don’t we…..”

 

 

Until next time, Red heartRed heartRed heart Kim

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