Yesterday was Mom's 55th birthday so I threw her a tea party! Poor thing ended up doing more cleaning & helping than I meant her to do as I got slammed with the Worst Migraine of 2008 (TM) on Saturday. Thank goodness for little pills and eye masks.
Needless to say I could not have done it without help. Dad was such a star! It's great to have a guy who is handy in the kitchen, especially when your sister is away. He cut up all the fruit, prepped the ingredients for my quiche, spread and sliced all the sandwiches, made the icing for the German Chocolate cake, did most of the dishes, made 3 trips to the grocery store and got up that morning to go get lovely balloons for the birthday girl. That was after driving up to DC on Saturday to get Mom her gift. I know I brag about my family a lot but seriously my Dad is the best.
The tea was lovely. I don't have a single pic of me of course so you'll have to take my word for it that I was cute. (Well, Casey did post one on her blog
but it's not full length.) Mom wanted everyone to wear hats, she even supplied some for those that didn't have one. I definitely had fun with the pink and black theme (Mom's favorite colors). The menu was fun too, although more work. :> And the company of course was the best. It was so special to see so many friends sharing Mom's day, I know she was really touched.
Dude, we need to do another tea again soon!
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