Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Party to Remember

Simplicity and elegance with tea candles to create atmostphere in the evening

A few weeks ago Angus and Amanda asked if they could celebrate his 30th birthday at my home. Of course I agreed and on Friday 15th May, Amanda and her sister came to set up the venue in our pool room/recreation area. (This used to be the TV room but I do not have television anymore)
Details such as the red daisy in a bottle, picked up on the table setting colour theme
The room had an alluring atmosphere of warmth and expectancy while Amanda (photographed) and Angus waited for their guests to arrive

A blessing for Angus from a youth pastor in our church:
"May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favour
and give you His peace"
Numbers 6:24
Even though not everyone is a catlover such as I am, two of my cats ignored this fact and were present at the party! (Chip above and Clarice below)

Angus makes a 30-year- old face.
Angus barbequed the meat having been taught well by his father, who is a "braaimaster extraordinaire "
Steaks from our local butchers sizzle over the flames
People enjoyed the evening together; the children were also in the company and very well-behaved. You can see me bringing in pans for the cooked meat
Angus received many practical gifts to gladden a young man's heart: A GPS, a Parker pen and pencil set, clothing, cash... Here he's showing off a lovely pair of sheepskin slippers from John and Debbie
Angus asked for a birthday cake (just as he'd had as a little boy) so we had this speciality cake made by the new bakers in town
Happy Birthday, dear Angus...
Amanda found three birthday candles, leftover from my granddaughter's birthday in March, in my kitchen drawer and placed one for each decade on the cakesOnly, she didn't realise they were joke candles; as Angus blew one out the previous one flared up again. Much mirth ensued before the cake was cut and we all enjoyed a slice with demitasse of filter coffee.
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  1. I have to say that the view of the room without the guests was my favourite. Such elegance!

  2. Hi Brenda, yes the girls created a beautiful setting which the guests came and made it look "lived in". Thanks for popping in.

  3. Love the cake and the room! Very elegant...

  4. What a lovely party! Simple is often the most elegant.

  5. Hi Ladyfi;) As a young boy (from three years old) Angus used to "order" his birthday cake. He stopped having parties at eleven. At 25 we had a dinner party with close family only.(He was single then) He took the opportunity to "order" his cake for his 30th. thanks for your kind comments.

    Esther, thanks for popping in and your kind comments. I trust you are well. Hugs

  6. This is a wonderful, warm photographic memory of the happy family celebration of your son's (?) birthday.

    The trick candles remind me of a birthday celebration for my grandmother's 80th in 1963. One of my sisters put trick candles on the cake. My grandma kept blowing them out and blowing them out until we took pity on her and pinched them out. I still feel kind of bad about it...playing a trick on my 80-year-old grandma.


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