Last Sunday I had the most wonderful night, celebrating my 60th birthday. It was one of those evenings where everything happened just as I hoped it would.
It is not my nature to be the centre of attention, but I decided that I wanted this celebration to be about me. I wanted to have special people there with me — and I wanted dancing!
So my Fella and I booked Riverview, down on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, with sweeping views to the lights of Melbourne CBD.
My wonderful friend Denise and I had so much fun organising the decorations. The venue had round bar tables (you know the ones, they are high and not very wide), that were covered with long black tablecloths. Our choice of lime green and silver was perfect. We even found decorations with lime green polka dots.
And I couldn’t resist these letters. I added the lime green crepe paper ~ so easy, but looks good.
I didn’t want a cake, but I did want a tasty replacement. Chocolates were the answer! The staff in the chocolate shop in North Essendon were so helpful, and packaged me up 70 delicious-looking morsels. (I am going to show them this photo, so they can see how I arranged their chocolates.) Luckily I took it before the party, because after the Happy Birthday Song there was none left!
The chocolate letters of my name were bought by the lovely Denise! Even though it wasn’t a cake, there needed to be candles. Silver star-shaped candles were just right. So I covered some foam blocks with alfoil and pushed the candles in. People were very taken with the idea of the chocolates, and even the staff were impressed. Feel free to use the idea too. It is very flexible ~ make the chocolates say what ever you want them to. 🙂
Something else that I really wanted to do was to give my wonderful friends a gift from me. I had great fun creating these bookmarks, and wondered who would take which one.
And I only had a few left over.
It was a wonderful night, everything that I dreamed it would be. The band, Dave Hogan’s Meltdown, was great to dance to. Yummy food. But the best was seeing all my friends and family together, chatting, enjoying each other’s company. I am so fortunate.