Friday, September 7, 2012

50th Birthday Celebration

My friend celebrates her 50th birthday today and I hosted a party for her, last night. We had a wonderful time and were able to sit outside both before, and after dinner, since the night was so beautiful.

I wanted to bring just a touch of fall to the celebration, so I used green and gold and kept the details simple, yet elegant. I was able to use the last of some blooms from my garden in several bud vases, and since we would be sitting outside later in the evening, an abundance of candles helped set the mood.

An acorn detail, adorned the centerpiece candle on the table, for just a hint of fall.

The piƱa colada flavored birthday cake was perfect for an adult birthday party, and was delicious, with flavors of pineapple and coconut.

The key to easy entertaining, is to have everything set up before the guests arrive. Then, you are able to sit and enjoy the company of your friends, instead of being alone in the kitchen all evening.

Our plan for the evening was to meet at my house for pre dinner cocktails, go to dinner at a lovely restaurant on the water, and then return for cake and champagne. A couple of husbands, graciously offered to drive us to dinner; adding to the fun of the party.

The dinner was amazing, with beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Our waiter was nice enough to take a group photo for us at the end of the evening. Memories with girlfriends are so precious and it is especially important to celebrate these milestone birthdays together.

After dinner, back on the patio, we toasted the birthday girl with glasses of pink champagne and enjoyed the beautiful evening, laughing and talking. It was a 50th birthday celebration we will all remember, because we were together.

Have a wonderful weekend :-)



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  1. Looks like a wonderful time, wish I was there to enjoy the friendships and that CAKE:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Pina Colada cake?! YUMMMMM

    Your table looked great!

  3. Did you go to Matter of Taste?? I feel like I know you or know someone who knows you?? I live right by there if you did... Looks fun!!

  4. That sounds like so much fun and very magical!!! I love the way you set up. That tablecloth is rad!

  5. Indeed you made good memories for your friends. Wonderful cake too.

  6. Sounds like a perfect evening! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  7. Sounds like an absolutely perfect evening. How nice of you to host the party for your friend! Loved the colors you used in your table setting. And that cake looks scrumptious!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  8. My kind of party! You did a great job decorating for the pre-post gathering ~ and it looks like everyone has a fun time.

  9. That cake looks fabulous!!! I'm soon hitting the big 5-0 myself and hope to whoop it up. Visiting from the weekend blog walk.

  10. You`re so sweet to do that for her; there`s nothing like getting together with your best girls!

  11. Your colors are so pretty. It looks like a lovely coming together time!
    Smiles, Dottie

  12. How great to have a friend who organizes the birhtday party. And everything is so beautiful and thoughtful.

  13. Milestone birthdays are important to share and celebrate! So glad you and your friends had such a great time!

  14. Special birthdays are so much fun. That cake...WOW!

  15. What a wonderful evening and gift to your friend! You and your friends created such a special evening for her filled with love and cherished memories.

    And that cake :)

  16. You did a fabulous job making your friend's 50th special. The decor is so pretty, and that cake looks so yummy!!! Thank you so much for linking up at my very first Bouquet of Talent linky party. I am thrilled and honored to have you share your great party. HUGS

  17. What fun and how pretty everything is! Happy Birthday to this special lady!

  18. Wow that looked like a good party. Love to sit out in the evenings too. Best part about summer entertaining. Very pretty candle. Love the fall touches.

  19. What a great idea to host before and after dinner out! Looks like a lot of fun....girls nights together usually are. My husband turns 50 next summer and I'm already thinking about what to do!

  20. Close friends, champagne, cake, and candlelight in the garden. These are some of my favorite things, too, Vicki! it looks like it was a lovely evening, and you're such a good friend to make it so memorable for her.

  21. What could be better, good friend, champagne with cake in the candle light! Some very good memories you have created amongst friends to share. A very pretty candle, so happy your all had such a great time. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  22. This sounds like a wonderful party! I like the beginning and ending at your house and a delightful dinner everyone can enjoy. Great idea.

  23. What a perfect party and sounds like so much fun. Love your tablescape. Hugs, Marty

  24. Beautiful party! I love looking at the photos and that cake looks divine :) TALU

  25. OOH Ooh ooh, you had me at Pina Colada! Sounds/looks like fun was had by all. :) [#TALU]

  26. Looks like so much fun. And I want that cake. Right now. (talu)


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