The Birthday Party

cupcake bouquet!!!
 First of all, I have an immense desire for a cupcake...  Aren't they beautiful?

Last Sunday, my sister had a birthday party and invited family and friends to celebrate.  The day was sunny and perfect.  The buffet food was mostly supplied by my sister and some family members and was healthy with lots of salads to choose from.  She also served soups with gluten free cornbread muffins.


I was surprised at how much work goes into hosting a party.  I guess I forgot when I had the Wedding Luncheon two summers ago.  Memories fade quickly when you get older.  I mostly did dishes in the morning while we prepped in the kitchen and then lots more dishes after we emptied the rented hall and returned back to my sister's house.

Dishes are my thing.  I love to do them, I guess.  My sister and I easily slip into each other's kitchens and have a rhythm that only sisters can have.  I know where most things are in her kitchen and she knows my kitchen system.

paper whites in teacups
 While I knew my family, I did not know some of her friends.  I had a great time placing faces with names I've heard over the years.  As I visited each table, I valued meeting people who are important to my sister.


Everyone enjoyed being gathered together for a joyful celebration.  Relatives, childhood friends, fellow knitting buddies, neighborhood friends or my sister's long time customers all celebrated a birthday milestone.


The slide show was simply the best!  Seeing my little sister and sometimes little me in photos so long ago.  Seems like yesterday I was teasing her (I was a mean sister...).  Fifty years!  my oh my.



We ate, we laughed, we sang "happy birthday" and we mingled.


Happy birthday sister of mine!!

Comments

  1. Such a precious thing to share life with your sister like this. Love that you were able to celebrate with her! Y'all throw a beautiful party. I want a cupcake now, too! ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  2. That cupcake bouquet is gorgeous! I want one right now (please).

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  3. What a bright and wonderful celebration! That looks like so much delicious food, beautiful flowers, and that perfect cupcake bouquet. Wishing your sister a very happy birthday (and of course, now I also want a cupcake)!

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  4. So fun, it is important to mark birthdays with special celebrations. It means a lot!

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  5. Parties are a LOT of work. You are welcome to do dishes at mine anytime!
    That first photo fooled me for a moment. I thought those were flowers! And I was confused by your cupcake comment.

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  6. How wonderful, the celebration looks amazing. Belated Birthday wishes for your sister. I loved the cupcake bouquet, such a delight.

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  7. How lovely that you have a sweet relationship with your sister (AND that dishes are your thing)!

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  8. I love this birthday recap and those cupcakes. OH my gosh.

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  9. What a wonderful celebration. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

    Have a beautiful weekend Karen.

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  10. What a beautiful celebration. I have not talked to or seen my sister for over 5 years - we have not lived in the same country for over 20 years! I believe she is back here, but i still have not seen her and she didn't turn up for Christmas day family celebrations either!

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  11. That cupcake bouquet is ingenious!!

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  12. Oh my gosh ... I didn't realize they were cupcakes until you said something. LOL Looks like your sister had a wonderful party to welcome her to a new decade.

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  13. how lovely..i thought it was flowers...you make everything so beautiful..

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  14. So wonderful! You know i have a soft spot in my heart for sisters. :) I love the cupcake bouquet. I need to steal that idea.

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  15. What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your sister. You two are lucky to have each other.

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  16. That looks like it was a great celebration. Those cupcakes are quite amazing. It's great having a sister, isn't it?

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  17. Happy Birthday to your sister! What a wonderful celebration!! So glad you had such a great time, the cupcake bouquet is beautiful, and must have been delicious to eat too!

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  18. What a wonderful celebration! So nice to meet new people and catch up with others. Happy Sunday, Karen xx

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  19. My gosh, what a great spread. The flower decorations are so pretty. I love the creativeness of the flower in a tea cup. I want to have a tea cup collection in the future. I'm intimidated to step inside an antique store. I know there are Etsy sellers though. Mahalo for the well wishes in last Sunday's post! Sinus headaches are no fun.

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  20. It looks as if it was a wonderful day! Happy birthday to your sister!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your sister. looks like such a great party.

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  22. What a fun hing to do! The food looked good, and the paper whites in teacups were a brilliant idea.

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