Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Celebrating, my way

I recently had a birthday.  Birthdays are a pretty big deal in this family four pack.  We love to celebrate the heck out of each other.  Honestly, that's how everyone should approach birthdays in my opinion.  My people always try to make it extra special, especially my man.  This year was no exception.  He ordered me a gluten free birthday cake from a local bakery and ripped a cupboard off the wall for some open shelving (more on that soon I hope.) Everyone agreed to play Phase 10, and the rule was that nobody could skip the birthday girl. 

(So of course I won. And I felt no guilt either.)

There were also one minute dance parties in between shuffling for rounds, to 90's music.  (Those should always be a thing, don't you think?) Adrain totally caved to our peer pressure and did his signature dance move, the T-rex, in which he actually dances as though he is a T-rex dinosaur.  It is maybe my favorite thing ever.  (Why don't I have this on video tape?)
We also had what we dubbed "hat rounds" in which we all had to wear a crazy hat.  There was a cowboy hat, a couple of lacy bonnets, a beret, a purple velvet hat, and a George Washington hat.  (There was also a George Washington costume, which got worn by two of the men of this house at various points, to my absolute delight.) (I also wore a tiara that my daughter handed me most of the afternoon and evening.  I had a revolving door of beloved friends popping in with treats and flowers and such, and not one of them seemed to find it odd that I had that on.) (Which tells you everything you need to know about my friends.  I read a quote once that said, "Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are."  Yup.)

I'm not sure if you're considering hosting a small, celebratory gathering soon, but this was such a low-stress event, I can't recommend it enough.  Honestly, one of the things I love, is the easy, effortless casual feel this kind of night has.  For dinner, we made two giant cheese trays for easy nibbles. Everyone always loves this, and it takes minutes to put together.  We did one at each end of the table, placed crackers into small buckets from the grocery store, and let people dish and help themselves on tiny plates.  Olives, cashews, sliced meats, various cheeses, crackers and savory jams rounded out the evening alongside some pink champagne for me, and wine for the other adults.  It was such a fun party from start to finish.  This was definitely my kind of celebration! 



  1. Well Happy Birthday Sasha, I hope it was a great day for you! Love this table scape and platter. Thanks for sharing and have a great day... :-)

  2. Beautiful celebration Wishing you Happy Birthday for a beautiful and talented woman of God!🎉🎂

  3. Glad you had a celebration your way. What more could a gal ask for? ;0D

  4. Happy Birthday Friend! I love your celebration. just a little slice of Heaven, right?
    Love to you <3