We celebrated my mom’s 80th birthday last weekend. Her birthday was actually in July but this was when all her kids could be there for the event.
All the grandkids were there too.
Before the event, I made a batch of invitations. I photocopied this sweet old photograph of my mom to put on the front.
Each card was a little different from the next.
The party was for lunch and after considering different ideas, we ended up having it at my mom’s house (at her suggestion).
Various family members assisted and I organized the party. We decorated with paper lanterns and flowers from the farmer’s market.
Nestled in the arrangements were naked ladies, or pink Amaryllis Belladonna, flowers that my dad always loved, if only because it amused him to say naked ladies!
Here’s some naked ladies outdoors.
The day was sunny and warm but not terribly hot not like the weekend before.
Michael and Suresa.
Victoria and Caitlin, both wearing giant hoop earrings.
Robert and Leah.
Mom and Sarah.
After lunch we had dessert: Kathleen brought angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream.
Leah made lemon bars from Smitten Kitchen.
I made brownies from the Commonsense Kitchen Cookbook to round out a trio of delicious desserts.
Victoria, Jake and Chelsea.
Caitlin, Cooper and Sarah.
Molly and Mom.
It was really a big, extended family party.
Gianna with Stella.
Stella wasn’t the only one that was tired at the end of the festivities.
Mom and I share an ottoman as we both put our feet up.
Thanks to everyone for being a part of this special day.
Thanks for stopping by.