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.