Monday, October 3 was my mom's 50th birthday. My mom is a golden girl! For the past month I have been super busy planning a surprise intimate dinner party for my mom's birthday. I never realized how stressful it can be to plan a surprise party, but the stress was well worth it just to see my mom happy. My original theme for the party was Sex and the City, I wanted to play with the colors black, hot pink, and gold and I wanted feathers and pearls too. A day before the party, I realized, I wanted to throw a party that reflected my mom's personality. Goodbye fancy Sex and the City theme... My mom always tells me that there is beauty in simple things and each day I realize she is right, she also used to always tell me that less is more.
So, here's a couple pictures from my mom's surprise party:
Look at these candle holders. Pretty right? My brother's girlfriend made these.
My cousin prepared these golden headpieces that all spelled out HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Good thing Mom's friends were good sport about wearing these silly head pieces. The lights were turned off and everyone was holding out a piece of cake with a lighted candle and they sang the birthday song.
with my inspiration, my strength, and my angel, my dear mom.
Giveaways for the guests. Handmade table napkin holders. My bro's girlfriend made these giveaways too. She is so crafty!
With Wonna, my brother's girlfriend, the lady behind the handmade giveaways and with my dear sweet mom.
Gossip Girls... No, they are not really Gossiping. The name of the wine that they were drinking is called GOSSIP. Who knew gossip could taste so sweet. I, myself am addicted to Gossip Sweet Lips Moscato. By the way, would you believe these are all mom's friends from High School. Friendship and life really is like wine, it just gets better as it ages.
A few more bottles of Gossips and this is what happened:
Lots of laughing
exhausted but still smiling
the show must go on...doing a little song number for the birthday girl.
I am so sleepy, I swear I am about to pass out. I will catch up on your blogs later. Have a lovely day sweeties!