Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Party's Over, It's Time to Call It a Day



"The party's over, it's time to call it a day..."

 Remember that song?

That's the tune I was singing Tuesday night as well as "Lullaby and Goodnight." Ha!

A birthday bash for my hubs was a lot of work but a blast. Hubs felt pretty special to have a houseful of family, both big and small, to honor him on his special day.

Here's what I served for munching:

 












 











Chips and onion dip:





Pepperoni and crackers:






Fruit salad:


Here are items served but, in the frenzy of the party, I forgot to photograph: 

Broiled ginger chicken wings.

Lobster turnovers with lime mayonnaise

Hot crab dip served in carved-out round bread shell
 
 Lemon buttermilk bundt cake with vanilla ice cream

The peeps in four colors, shown at top of post, were for the kids.

Mini cupcakes, also for the kids:


Soda, wine and beer. 

We sang "Happy Birthday, "  chatted, hubs opened gifts, and we all had a really nice time.  

I was so grateful almost everyone came and that everything turned out well.

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY?

18 comments:

BECKY said...

WOW, Susan! Will you please cater my next party??!! What a wonderful event you put together and of course it all sounds like delicious foods. I didn't know that Peeps came in so many colors now!

Jemma said...

Susan,
You had to be exhausted! You went all out for your dear husband!! What a sweetheart you are-he is a lucky man!
We celebrate with the Birthday person's favorite cake and their choice of food. My husband loves Tex-Mex so we usually meet the family at Anamias!
Sweet Hugs!
Jemma

Hindustanka said...

Awesome celebration! Yummy food, your hubby must have been very very happy, as you prepared so many lovely things to eat!!!
I like to celebrate at home, or go out with my hubby and have a delicious romantic dinner!:)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like to celebrate family parties at my house. Your food is also very appetizing. I love your desserts. Everything looks elegant and very well done. Congratulations on all the work. I'm sure everyone ate a lot and you had a lot of family fun. Keep in touch

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan.........wonderful party.....wonderful food....hope you had a wonderful sleep afterwards......
We celebrate the major milestones for the children, but, after 21.... it's only a party b'day if it ends in a 5 or a 0.......same goes for anniversaries. Just too many of us.
Hugs and Blessings..
Barb xx

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Susan.... I wanted to ask what are the little chicken 'peeps' made from....
They look like fun for Easter....
Thanks,
Barb xx

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, i always said you should own a bed and breakfast, and after seeing these photos, I believe you do!

Glenda said...

Oh, all of your goodies look so delectable, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed the party! I just hope you were not too worn out to have a good time yourself!

These days, my favorite way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary is to go to a nice, simple restaurant, where someone else does the cooking and cleaning---for a price, of course! When I was younger and without some of the health issues I now deal with, I always enjoyed preparing all sorts of yummy things for guests to enjoy, and my brain still thinks I can do the same thing, but my body voices its disapproval when I try to do too much. Congrats again on such a lovely party for your dear husband! He surely must know how blessed he is! :-)

Susan said...



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Hope each of you find joy today! Susan

Ruth Kelly said...

It sounds like a wonderful party, Susan. I especially like crab dip.

diane.stetson said...

Your feast looked so good. Wish I could have been there. I like to celebrate my birthday by going to a wonderful musical program. I also love to eat out as it is a special treat to do that. This weekend I'm using a gift card to a Gershwin concert with the local symphony...that was a birthday gift. YaY!

Nellie said...

Wow! What a party!

Our first child was born on my birthday, so the celebration is usually dual. However, I am usually the one who bakes the cake for HER.:-) My husband's birthday is two days after ours. It is extra special if we are able to have a family gathering to celebrate, but that is not always possible. This year, we will celebrate almost a month early because that is when it seems that everyone is able to be together, and we will have to travel a bit to do that.

La Tea Dah said...

Wow, what a nice birthday party! You went all out with that delicious and wonderful menu! Happy birthday to your hubby!

Karen Lange said...

Looks like a grand celebration! Glad you all had a good time. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I like to celebrate with wine and beer! And one of those little cupcakes look pretty good, too. Happy belated to your hubby. Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I would have loved to come and eat - I would even have brought a gift! lol


I enjoy going out to dinner or lunch with my friends.

Love, sandie

Bookie said...

Wish I was close enough for you to party me! ha-ha. Fruit salad looks esp. wonderful...a special dressing?

Dee said...

I would have went straight for the fruit salad. :)

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