We celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday over the weekend with a family lunch complete with good times, lots of laughs, and some seriously delicious cake. It was a great time, but, first, let’s talk about the decorations!
The adorable birthday sign above is from Sunflower Paperie. Kate, the owner, also did the decorations for Quinn’s birthday party as well as my baby shower. She makes some super cute stuff! We also bought fresh flowers and mini pumpkins for an autumn-themed party.
My sister and I made a big collage with photos of my mom from her early years all the way up to the present. We also framed a few and placed them on the tables as part of the party decor.
My aunt Jane made the most amazing centerpiece complete with gift cards to all of my mom’s favorite places. What a fun idea, right?
My mom’s birthday lunch was held at The Devens Grille and just about everyone in our family came out to celebrate her.
While we waited for everyone to arrive, we snacked on some appetizers: veggies + dip, cheese + crackers, and spinach and artichoke dip.
Once everyone arrived, the main course was served family-style: Chicken Parmesan and steak tips with salad, rice pilaf, and Alfredo pasta. It was quite the spread!
Then, it was time to sing “Happy Birthday” and serve my mom her cake!
Matthew was especially excited about the cake!
And he had good reason to be: It was a “city cake” from Konditor Meister! Listen to this combo: Pumpkin spice cake with maple buttercream and chocolate-covered strawberries on top. Holy yum, right? It was all of my mom’s favorite flavors in one cake. She loved it!
All in all, it was great party and a wonderful way to celebrate the next decade of my mom’s life!
Happy birthday, Mom! We love you!!
Questions of the Day
When was the last time you threw a party for someone?
How old are your parents?
What’s your favorite cake flavor combo?