Sometimes things seem like such a good idea so you roll with it. Then it gathers momentum and you wonder WTF have I done. Then, kind of like an avalanche, you get swept up and carried along.
That’s exactly me this past weekend! Turn my usual girls crafting weekend (Ron’s soccer weekend in Vegas) into a sweet 60 slumber party.
To be honest I stole the concept from my sister. She did this at her 50th and invited 50 family and friends. It was such a fun weekend that fast forward 14 years and here we are.
Only 60 so 60 friends which means 45 for supper and the evening. That means a few extra for the night (sleep optional?) and four for the weekend from away.
Gosh it makes me feel self centered and yet blessed all in the same breath. Overwhelmed that my “circle” came from far and wide to celebrate this milestone birthday with me. There were many close and dear friends that I did miss with there absence but that’s how life rolls sometimes.
Which promoted me to decide that a little memento for the occasion was necessary. Many ideas blended together and I came up with just the right item. Little A and I set to work creating it and then I customized it per person and which,in some cases, was a funny story.I am actually quite overwhelmed and almost speechless by the generosity of my friends and family. The kitchen support, the cards, the gifts (even though I said no gifts), the laughter and the food!
The food included a tasty chocolate cake made by my daughter. The tiara and boa were a gift from a friend who is totally unique and believes we should all sparkle. Interesting to note she also did the photo with special effects although she always says she can’t do technology. I don’t look that sparkly in real life!
The funny story mentioned above may have been the highlight of the night but it wasn’t documented other than by laughter! The baked clay hearts were sat on a plate to finish drying before I marked them with the pen. I moved them to the pass through ledge were I was having people put desserts. Some people eat desserts first apparently! The clay cookie appeared to be a meringue cookie to a hungry hand. Those around her said the look was priceless. She meanwhile was trying to discretely spit it out and hope the maker of the “cookies” didn’t notice. The word (s) for her cookie were an obvious choice!
Most cookies ended up with similar words as even the thesaurus can’t find that many ways to say blessed, grateful or cherished. There was the above “funny one”, one unique and one honour. The words chosen to reflect how I feel about having the recipient in my life.
So eternally grateful
My circle of life