Monday, November 17, 2008

Surprise.

Thursday night I helped host a surprise party in honor of my friend Wendy's 40th birthday. We had the party at another hostess's beautiful home. It's much easier giving a party at someone else's house than at my own!

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With two of the other hostesses before the party

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The beautiful buffet table.

Wendy loves sushi and Asian food. A great restaurant called Asian Mint prepared the food for us and placed it in our serving pieces.

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Garnishing the wonderful food

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Chicken satay

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Sushi rolls

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Summer rolls with peanut dipping sauce

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The exquisite (and delicious) birthday cake

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Tray of party favors. Notice the napkins with Wendy's monogram on the right.

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Close-up of party favors

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The Birthday Girl arrives!

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Wendy realizes two of her friends have flown in for the party

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Wendy with all the hostesses

We had about ten guests in addition to the seven hostesses, including two of Wendy's longtime friends from Atlanta. One of the hostesses had prepared a DVD with pictures of Wendy with her family and friends over the years. Watching that was a real highlight of the party for everyone. Wendy seemed genuinely surprised and deeply touched by the party.

Celebrating with good friends: does it get any better than this?

8 comments:

pink green & southern said...

What an elegnat party--I love the cake!

Kappa Prep said...

Everything about this party is perfect. The food looks delicious, the cake is beautiful and you are all so pretty! What a fun evening for all involved!!

Erin said...

Well, that is just the 40th birthday party of any girl's dreams!! And you are all so pretty and well turned out. What a lovely bunch of girlfriends! I love the food, the cake, the favors, the home (!), and the clothes too. I should be having parties like this!!! (Maybe if I lay off the blogging...)

tami said...

What a gorgeous party! Was the cake as good as it looked?
Girlfriends are the best, you all look so happy and like you're having a fun time.

Molly's Mom said...

What a wonderful 40th birthday! The cake is gorgeous! Ya'll looked like you had a great time.
This is a random question...But I noticed the magnificent painting of the little boy in the background of the pictures. Do you know who painted it? Do you have oil paintings of your children? I want to have Molly's done one day, but not unitl she's a bit older. I'm always keeping my eye out for good artist when the day comes!
Yes, I will definitely post of a pic of Molly in that cute shirt!

Cote de Texas said...

How beautiful - the cake! wow! and the house is very pretty too - what a gorgeous group of friends -!!!

librarianlisa said...

That's it. I'm moving to Texas and becoming one of your real-life friends. What a spread! And the cake is gorgeous! You gals really know how to throw a party!

Angela said...

Looks fabulous! Did you make the sushi or have it ordered?? I love the cake!!