Sunday, June 19, 2011

Golden Birthday

 On Saturday night, Table for 8 hosted a 50th birthday party for our member, Suzie. I have been a founding member of this tea group for 7 years and we decided a few years ago that we would host 50th birthday party for our members.
 Suzie grew up in Southern California and her dad was a 2 time Oscar-nominated sound engineer so we thought is was perfect to have a vintage Hollywood party for her.
 We held it at an outdoor patio area with a huge fireplace that we decorated with old Hollywood props and it overlooked a beautiful golf course. I arranged white roses, white oriental lilies and calla lilies on the tables and mantle. White Christmas lights and candles added to the romantic mood.
 The Table for 8 members each contributed a hor d'ourve and a bottle of champagne to toast the birthday girl. We had a signature cocktail called "Suzie's Sunset Strip Special". It was made with champagne, raspberry spirits, lemonade and ? . I'll get back to you on that! But it was yummy!
 Favors were little tins filled with M&Ms and they looked like mini film canisters. We also had our own version of Groman's Chinese theater footprints and gave ourselves famous names. I was Donna Day :)
 As guests enjoyed cake from Porto's bakery, we showed a slideshow of Suzie's pictures from the last 50 years.

Happy Birthday Miss Suzie!


Joanne Kennedy said...

How fun! You have been doing some really super great parties lately!

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

What a great idea for a themed 50th birthday bash! Such cute touches, like that "Hollywood star" sign. And the B&W color scheme...very chic!

Susan Crabtree said...

how wonderful!

charlotte limo service said...

This is such a fun theme! I love the outdoor fire place too.. what a great spot for a party!

dana said...

What a blast!!! That party should win some "nominations", too!

Find out that other ingredient....that sounds delish!!