Monday, April 5, 2010

the 40th Anniversary Party

My sister and I (and our husbands) hosted a 40th Anniversary Party for my parents this past Saturday. It was a bit all consuming this past week, making sure we had everything ready.  It ended up being a really nice time to celebrate such an accomplishment!  Here are some photos of the event.

this is a picture of the original cake

and this is the copy for the party.  The invite had a picture of them cutting the cake.

the 40th is the ruby anniversary, so we went with a red theme.  Candles were NOT allowed at the place we rented so I found these flameless ones at Amazon.  I set them on some red glass beads, just to add a little height.

of course I had to make some cookies!!

the flower arrangement for the buffet table
and finally....

since the party was only for about 30 people, the ENTIRE bottom of the wedding cake was left over.  I was responsible for dessert for Easter dinner...so...I scraped off the flowers, added that frosting to the top to have a smooth surface, and voila!  An Easter Cake!  J and C had fun helping with the jelly beans!

9 comments:

Housewife Bliss said...

loved the pic of the cookies, you are so good with your cookies!

bevy said...

Love the Easter cake! Did you parents get to see it? I bet they loved it!!!

Preppy Sue said...

Happy 40th to your parents! I love that you had their cake replicated, how thoughtful! Cookies are adorable, as usual!

We hosted a 40th for my husband's parents last November, wish I had some of your ideas!

Charlotte said...

you are too creative for words!!!! can you please do a tutorial for the cookies!?!?!?! those were precious!!!! loved these pictures!!

Andie said...

So much fun to run in to you today! We just got home from a long day in the city. I'll post pictures tomorrow, and email you the one of us together.

Travelbug Mom said...

You are so creative. Everything looked so beautiful. I'm sure your parents were so touched. YEAH for 40 years, good for them...hope to join the club 14 more years to go!!

Henley on the Horn said...

What a wonderful celebration! I had no idea I am so close to turning 40! When I saw 1970, it shocked me! I was born in 1971:)

Mommy with a Masters said...

Please tell your parents that I said Happy Anniversary! It's fun to find you on the blogs! :) (I guess you actually found me!)
Laura

the pink prep said...

how fun! i just hosted a 40th anniversary party for my parents on the cape at the chatham bars inn, and blogged about it too! what a testament to those who got married in 1970 and have made it through the decades! i love your decor!