We celebrated my sister (I guess we can still call her the baby of the family even now that she’s 50?!) Saturday evening with a fun group of family and friends.
|Karen and Lydia|
And of course cocktails and party food. The highlight of the bar was champagne punch (I followed the recipe exactly, except I made an ice ring instead of cubes – highly recommend – easy and delicious!)
My mom couldn’t attend the party, so she sent gifts. Karen had a great time opening them (a mix of funny, thoughtful and beautiful); it was perfect party entertainment!
Of course the cake was the main event. Completely inspired by Karen’s 14th birthday cake (my mom baked that one) and a vintage copy of Bon Appetit (that’s also where I found the meatball recipe – chili sauce and grape jelly ftw!)
p.s. Congratulations to the Patriots and all their fans – it was a good game … we just enjoyed the first half more than the second 😉