Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Marina's Parisien Soiree

My tea group, Table for 8, celebrated Marina's 50th birthday with a French-style party at Suzie's house. Pink feather boas, candlelight and ribbons were everywhere to create a magical and romantic mood. We are a group of 8 women who started a tea group 5 years ago. We meet for tea at least once a month at a local tea room or at one of our homes. We are a very close knit group and decided to celebrate birthday milestones in a big way. In February, we celebrated another members 50th birthday with a Breakfast at Tiffany's party.
We served hot hor d'ourves, wine and cheese fondue. Of course, it wouldn't be a party unless there was a tiny disaster. The chocolate chips had melted in the fountain so I turned on the fountain and it worked perfectly. I decided to add some more chips to melt and the chips clogged the intake and started spinng chocolate ALL over the table like a giant spin art! The 25 guests thought the table looked much better with the chocolate already on the food anyway. I have such lovely friends!

We gave out feather fans as the party favors. This is my fabulous tea group, Table for 8!

The backyard patio was filled with white lights, candles and mirror balls on silver ribbons.

We read passages from some books "Girlfriends" and "The Velveteen Rabbit Principles". Suzanne read a letter from Marina's friend in Paris that was written in French and English. Marina shared with us that this was only the 2nd birthday party she has ever had in her life! We were so glad that we could have such an amazing honor to celebrate a wonderful and generous friend.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wondrous setting for a celebration!

Susan Crabtree said...

ooh la la!

The Vintage Rabbit said...

So fun!!!

I might just invite myself one day to be one of your tea party girlfriends!! You girls have it going on!!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving...if i don't get back over here....

smiles, Joy~

Polka Dot Moon said...

Another fabulous celebration! You gals have the best times!! And now I'm really hungry ;)