Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - 3/5 - 90th Birthday party




I can't believe another Tablescape Thursday has rolled around! Susan at Between Naps on the Front Porch is our hostess for this event. I see there's already a crowd over there showing their lovely tables!

Today, my Tablescape is of the 90th birthday party we hosted for my sweet Mother-in-Law. I feel blessed to have had a wonderful Christian MIL for these 33 plus years.



Lizzie Belle (called Lib) was born in 1919. She was the 9th child in a family of 13 children! She is the last surviving "child" of that large family. That's her on the far right.



We invited her NUMEROUS nieces and nephews. As a much loved Aunt, we had around 40 here on Sunday. She smiled the entire time!



You can see the scrapbooks on the kitchen island. I had three of her, family and our family. We also had a DVD playing on the flatscreen tv during the party. It was a great source of entertainment and you can see some of the pictures in the background.




She adores purple so that was the theme for the table. I used a lavender sheer table square. I found napkins with purple, pink, and green at Hallmark's and used them for the theme for the cake.









I made Slushy Punch. For the recipe, see my previous post. The "secret" ingredient is almond extract. I used one of my crystal spooners to hold the forks. I love spooners!



I made Cream Cheese Mints and used a candy mold for the form. I made them in lavender, pink and green. I honestly thought I would never quit making them!

The store that made the cake also made the pecan tarts. The cake was two double layers...one square on top of another. It was wrapped with a bow to look like stacked presents.





My niece and Sweetpea served the cake and punch.



I found a seller on eBay who sold labels for candy. I thought these were just too cute and the polka dots went with the cake! They're in a pink Depression Glass Dogwood pattern bowl.





Mr. Dumpling and I had an ongoing discussion (hmmmm) about the use of glass plates and cups. He actually thought I would use plastic. The insanity of it all! Notice the glass plates and the glass cups. My one concession was clear plastic forks because I didn't want to mix and match.



She and Mr. C. only had two children - boys. Each boy only had one child. That's Lib with her two grandchildren - Only Son (2nd from left) and my niece in the red.



There was a lot of fun, laughter and stories!



50 comments:

Sue said... Best Blogger Tips

Well God Bless her!! 90 years young as they say...What a wonderful birthday party....she looked so so happy....the cake looked great and I loved the candy wrappers you found on E-Bay....

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely party. Looks like everyone was having a great time and your table looked so pretty. I loved the cake and the photos over the mantle. Nice job!

Happy To Be said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post Judy..Your Aunt is a real beauty...loved your party you did for her outstanding girl..all the phots every little detail was there...Did she enjoy her BD..thanks so much for sharing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy,

This was a lovely & thoughtful party you had for your MIL! I love how you thought of her favorite color and matched your tablescape with it. The table is gorgeous with all those bright spring colors!

I'm with you on using real plates and glasses (if you have enough). Pretty paper goods are not cheap and it adds up quickly. Then you throw it away. I have however, found good quality plastic utensils that I wash and keep.

Just love this post! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Martha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great party -- and the cake -- that was so pretty -- and so special. Thanks for sharing the 90th birthday party with us. A great tablescape!

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Bless her heart! And bless your heart for hosting the party for her. Everything looks lovely!

Keetha said... Best Blogger Tips

That cake is A-dorable. Did YOU make it???

susan said... Best Blogger Tips

I Loved looking at this. Every detail was perfect and it was evident a lot of love went into it. You are both blessed to have each other. Loved the polka dot theme and that cake was PRECIOUS! Thanks for sharing the party!

Walking on Sunshine... said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful table and all the food looks so beautiful. Everyone looks like they had a great time!!

carolinajewel said... Best Blogger Tips

Y'all all look so happy! What a wonderful family and a beautiful table. I love those napkins and you the cake is adorable!!! :D Jewel

Leigh said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous party! WOW!
The cake is GORGEOUS!
Everything is so pretty. It looks like a wonderful celebration of her life. Happy Birthday to her.
Great job!
Leigh,
Tales from Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

Nola @ the Alamo said... Best Blogger Tips

You made her day so special! She looks adorable in those photos; this was probably the best party she's ever had. I hope you took lots of photos!

Candy said... Best Blogger Tips

Great reason to celebrate! I too, have a (91) wonderful MIL for 33 years. We hula and play the ukuleles together in several bands. She is a live wire!
Your cake is soooo cute! Looks like all had a joyous time.
Blessings, Candy

~*~Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful party! I love your choice of colors and that cake! Happy birthday Lib!
Leanne

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful post! Looks like a great time for everyone... especially the birthday girl!
Susan

curtissann said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful party! Almond extract in the punch--clever.

Jerralea said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy birthday to your mother-in-law! You did a fabulous job with decorating the party and the cake is awesome looking!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like you had a wonderful party for a very pretty lady. Everthing looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)
Glenda

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely post, everything looks so cheerful..
God bless mil!

ann said... Best Blogger Tips

How lucky you are.i never met mine and I truly wish I had her here...Ann

Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy-
Thanks for leaving me a comment! The party you hosted for your MIL is such a nice gesture. I'm sure you warmed her heart even more. The party looks like a success!
-marie @ mariesmarche

Janie's World said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!! What a great party. You really went the extra mile! Wonderful!!!

PAT said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post! Wonderful party!!

I love your header...gorgeous!!

Melissa Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

~BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY TABLE!

Teacup Mosaics said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful celebration and table! So much love shows up in all the details.

Sugarplum Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything is beautiful, including the birthday girl. I can tell everyone is having a wonderful time. Gotta love that cake. Hugs, Rosemarie

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what a grand celebration! Great job and that cake is fabulous! Beautiful choice for today. I love your dishes!

Sorry for the late visit, we had no internet since 12:30 this morning.

Have a great Thursday!

Killlashandra said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is a totally amazing party! I can't believe you made the cream cheese mints too. What a wonderful spread and the cake looked marvelous. I'm sure everyone had a splendid time. :)

Charlene said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so glad you did this for Lib. I know she appreciated it so much. Love the cake! So colorful. Thank you for stopping by to see me on Outdoor Wednesday (I'm just now getting to visit because Wednesday was full).

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful post about a wonderful lady ! Great and very special, thanks for sharing it with us.
Linda Q

Cass said... Best Blogger Tips

Just too marvelous! what a fabulous party for a fabulous lady. Wonderful. Cass

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful that you did this for her, and how wonderful that she is 90 and can still laugh and enjoy this wonderful party. That cake and the stand it is on are beautiful! And what fun to have photo albums and a dvd for everyone to see. I bet she loved the candy with her name on it. Everything looked so pretty. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful that you did this for her, and how wonderful that she is 90 and can still laugh and enjoy this wonderful party. That cake and the stand it is on are beautiful! And what fun to have photo albums and a dvd for everyone to see. I bet she loved the candy with her name on it. Everything looked so pretty. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said... Best Blogger Tips

How wonderful that you did this for her, and how wonderful that she is 90 and can still laugh and enjoy this wonderful party. That cake and the stand it is on are beautiful! And what fun to have photo albums and a dvd for everyone to see. I bet she loved the candy with her name on it. Everything looked so pretty. laurie

leigh ann said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how beautiful, and what a great thing to do for your MIL! I loved all your pictures, too, and so much thought and detail...just fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, you gave her a great celebration! Your home looks beautiful. The cake, the table, the video..it's all perfect!

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, we celebrated my MIL's 90th birthday last April. What a wonderful event and what a treasure of memories you have with her. I know that was incredibly meaningful to her. Also, loved all the touches - especially the cake! Linda

Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday to your MIL Judy. What a wonderful Party, delightful table and pretty colour scheme, looks like all had a very nice time. Kathy.

kymber said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judybug,
What a wonderful day you gave her! You must be such a blessing to your family - you put together a lovely party for everyone. Lots of love and care went into all that you did. A day I am sure everyone will remember!

I am so glad that you stopped by to say hi the other day - it is great to meet you! I look forward to reading more of your lovely blog!
Blessings on your day,
Kymber

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

Everything looks so pretty and festive. The cake is exceptional. You go the whole nine yards, don't you? That's wonderful!

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

What a nice party it looks like you had. Beautiful punch bowl set and the cake was so pretty!

prof en retraite said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy 90th birthday to your aunt! My goodness, Judy Bug...you know how to throw a party!! Everything looks wonderful!! I love the color scheme...so festive! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!!! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Tealady said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful memories you have created for all who attended the lovely birthday party. Well done!

All the best, Lana

susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, I am passing along my first award to you. You were one of the first to comment on my brand new blog and I SO appreciated it. Check it out at my place--thanks!

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug... this makes me miss my family SO much. You are so blessed to have these dear ones in your life. I love older people, and I miss mine more than I could ever tell you in this post. You did a great job on the party. It was just lovely, and what a precious cake! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I felt like I was there with you, and I enjoyed being invited. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Lady Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

I love seeing all of the people enjoying her 90th party! How great it must have been. Love the tray of pecan??? The cake and napkins so cute with the candy wrappers!

Linda C said... Best Blogger Tips

What a special party you had for this lovely lady! 90 years- so cool!

Everything is just lovely and I know that she felt so special because of all the beautiful details that you included:)

Great post!

Linda C

Loretta said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. What a fantastic celebration! I just love that cake! You did a wonderful job.

Beth at Aunties said... Best Blogger Tips

She looks so happy! Your precious Mother in Law's party looks like a lovely success with so much love put into the planning. Oh, I hope we can also give my own mom a Happy Joyful party celebrating her life and her 90th...in 8 years.:)
I enjoyed all the smiles and laughter in your pictures. The polkadots on the candy and cake were precious. I can imagine the work which went into the dvd and all the scrapbooks.

♥♥♥

The American Homemaker said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun day and a great tablescape :)