Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birthdays and Friends

This past weekend my mom celebrated her 7oth birthday. We had a surprise luncheon for her and her 10 closest friends. This party really hit home with me when I was sending out the invites. Some of these women have known my mom since grade school, some high school and some college. Some of her friends have moved away and some passed away, but for the most part, every person at the luncheon has been in my mom's life for all her greatest achievements. I realized how lucky my mom really is to have a great group of women she can call friends. With that being said, I knew I wanted to make this a special day. I spent thursday scouring the floral markets looking for bright and pretty flowers...
I came up with little vases for each place setting...
of course we had to serve the best cupcakes in town...

my sweet dad even surprised my mom during our party with a dozen roses...my mom, sister Jules and myself all smiles after a fabulous luncheon!!

Another fabulous birthday!!


  1. Love the photos and flowers Jill! I am sure it was a very special afternoon:) It is fabulous that your mum got to spend her birthday with 10 good friends and family!!

  2. How fun! The flowers are gorgeous! I'm so glad it was a success!

  3. Yay! I upgraded my Firefox and I can leave comments again!

    What pretty flowers! I can definitely tell that's your mom. She's pretty like you. :-)

  4. Awwww, Happy Birthday to your mom. It's wonderful that she has so many beautiful friends in her life. I hope to keep my friends in my life forever. The flowers are beautiful and the cupcakes look yummy. Cupcakes always make my parties perfect. Cheers to your moms birthday and many more!

  5. Happy birthday to your sweet mom! The flowers look great and those cupcakes look scrumptious!

  6. Aw...so sweet! Happy belated to your mom!

    Just wanted to let you know, whatever you do, don't google Frank Lloyd Wright OR Mamah Cheney. It will ruin the entire story. The ending will blow you away! I have been obsessed with both since finishing the book.