I met Suzanne about 10 years ago when we attended MOPS together. One of my first acts of being coordinator was to award Suzanne the "MOPS Angel" award. I made up the award just for Suzanne because she was a MOPS table leader and a brand new member, who had just moved to our city, started to miscarry her 2nd child and Suzanne was the only "friend" she knew. It was the middle of the night and Suzanne agreed to stay with the woman's 2 year old sleeping son as her husband drove her to the hospital. This is typical Suzanne. She is from North Carolina and as sweet as can be! Always willing to give a helping hand and is a wonderful cook and hostess. Her Southern biscuits are amazing and she claims there is no recipe, she just dumps stuff in a bowl!
So this dear friend is also in my tea group and about to celebrate her 50th birthday on February 8th. The tea group decided to throw a big bash in Suzanne's honor on Feb 22 so her mother will be able to attend. Of course, I went a little nutty and started planning it. :) I chose "Breakfast at Tiffany's" because her favorite color is blue and the novel (1958) and movie (1961)came out right around her birthday year (1959).
The invitations are Tiffany Blue and I went to http://www.stamps.com/ to make the custom Tiffany box b-day cake stamp. I couldn't have Audrey on it, no celebrities or look-alikes. I bought mini blue boxes to fill with blue M&Ms and tie with white ribbon. We will serve Blue Martinis and blue punch with blue sugar rimmed glasses. Flower arrangements will be in Mint Juleps cups to give a nod to Suzanne's southern heritage. The tablecloths are white with blue runners and diamonds scattered about. We invited 85 friends and church members.
The tea group girls are dressing in black dresses, pearls, long black gloves and wearing our hair up with a tiara as we pass hors d'Ourves. I got some pictures from Suzanne and I will be making a DVD slideshow to play at the party.
I will also be making a crystal tree dripping with Swarvski crystals. Suzanne loves Magnolia flowers so I may attach a few silk ones to the tree.
She knows we are throwing her a party but she doesn't know the theme. I just told her "blue" and she responded in her Southern drawl, "That's my favorite color". Yeah, I know!