Thursday, 21 March 2013

It's My Party

Well, not quite yet, and I won't "cry if I want to"; instead, I expect tomorrow night to be as much fun as last year's party in occasion of my birthday.
Preparations started about two weeks ago when I sent out the invitations, but begun in earnest when RJ helped me buy the booze on Monday night after work. It's nearly impossible for me to get bottled drinks on foot; my carrying capacity is rather limited and certainly not sufficient for what you need when you want to serve cocktails and other drinks for 12 guests and yourself. Therefore, I was most grateful for the possibility to do this particular once-a-year kind of shopping by car.

Tuesday after work, one of my friends dropped by for a cup of tea (for her) and coffee (for me). She collects 1950s stuff and lent me a whole array of little dishes and oddly-shaped thingies that were meant for serving all the little nibbles on that usually go with cocktails.

Today, while I was out working, my Mum and Dad delivered whatever else I need to complete my own inventory of kitchen things, such as small forks (for the cake - I only own a set of six) and the beautiful long-stemmed glasses we prefer to drink Aperol Spritz and Hugo from, plus a whole bunch of prettily wrapped presents.

Tomorrow, I have the day off and can prepare everything at leisure. There'll be a last spot of shopping (can't get the fresh stuff days ahead, can you), putting up of garlands and arranging of chairs.

Eventually, I'll have to decide on what to wear, and then - let the party begin!

PS: The March giveaway is still on, by the way.

24 comments:

  1. Hope your birthday celebration party is everything you wish! Can't wait to see more photos, perhaps of the party in motion!

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    1. I'd love to, Jill, but most people do not allow me to show their pictures on my blog. Maybe I can get one without their faces/heads showing :-)

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  2. Oh that sounds like such fun! I looked at your party post from last year and if it goes as well as that what a lovely time you will have. Happy Birthday!!

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  3. Let the good times roll! Happy Birthday, Meike! I think making the plans to celebrate is nearly as much fun as the party itself! May you have a fantastic celebrations and a wonderful year!

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    1. It was great, and thanks to my Mum's help (actually, she did almost all of the work), preparing the party really was almost as much fun as the party itself :-)

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  4. The little dishes are so 1950s. Enjoy your party.

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    1. That's exactly what I did, John, thank you!

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  5. Wishing you many happy returns of the day!

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  6. Well, goodness me, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
    Hope you have lots of fun with your family and friends and also lots of fun kicking up your heels with RJ!!

    Love,
    Kay

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    1. Thank you, Kay!
      We had a lot of fun last night, I hope my guests enjoyed themselves as much as I did. Now I'm looking forward to dancing tonight.
      Love
      Meike

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  7. Sounds like great fun. Have a wonderful birthday and all the best for the coming year! xoxo

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  8. nice job for posting this.Thanks lot for this useful article, nice post

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    1. Useful? Are you sure you read the article at all? Somehow, I don't think so...

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  9. What gorgeous fifties dishes and what a good friend to lend them! I hope your party is absolutely great!

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    1. The party was Friday night, Jenny, and I enjoyed every minute of it :-)

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  10. I love the dishes. All mine are plain white.

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    1. I guess the colour doesn't matter so much once the food is on or in the dishes, but those 50s pastel colours are lovely.

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