Last weekend, we celebrated my mom's 80th birthday. My parents, my siblings, and their families had a get-together at my parents' house.
My brother organized it. He brought a honey-baked ham. Each of the rest of us brought one (or more) dishes of food.
Here was our menu:
au gratin potatoes
My older sister brought some appetizers:
cheese and crackers
My brother also asked some of us to provide other party details:
My younger sister dusted and vacuumed my parents' house the day before the party.
My older sister brought the birthday cake.
I brought the centerpiece, paper plates, napkins, and plasticware.
I made the centerpiece to match the plates and napkins I had selected.
The tulips are cut from cardstock, the stems are green paper straws, the leaves are green tissue paper, the grass is green styrofoam, and the ground is a piece of wood.
Nineteen of us celebrated together.
|my dad's cousin-in-law, my younger sister,|
my mom, my older sister
|my husband, my dad, my brother,|
my brother's wife
Here's the birthday girl...ready for us to sing "Happy Birthday" to her!
I told my mom, "Don't forget to make a birthday wish!" :) She blew out the candles on her cake...with the help of two of her great-grandsons. Afterward, the younger great-grandson said, "I didn't know what to wish for!" ;o)
Love you, Mom...and wishing you many happy returns.