Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The tree in the front yard proudly displayed it's autumn splendor on Sunday evening, as we got ready to leave for a surprise sixtieth birthday party for a dear friend.  The party was given by our friend's family. My husband and I looked forward to it, knowing we would see friends we have not
seen for a long time.

Our soon-to-be sixty year old friend, Judy, has a most creative family and we knew we would be in for a real treat.
I stood staring at the artistically arranged food table, with the Fall season as the party theme.
I liked the burlap banner across the front of the table and the way they used cardboard boxes to
add dimension to the table's décor.  Our friend's daughter had cleverly painted old glass jars, and then
added twine dress up each one.  What a great idea !  This family knows how to take what they have and make it into a beautiful presentation.

Here her daughter-in-law filled small jelly jars with a delicious pumpkin dessert.

Here they made a pear and cranberry, sugar cookie pizza.  What a flavor filled treat that was!

The tiny paper bags were perfect for filling with caramel corn and pretzel sticks, and arranged in
an old wooden crate.

Flowers and berries from their gardens, added color to the display.

Fall leaves added color to every display.  I thought the old wooden door with the burlap wreath,
added a nice touch.

We laughed, talked and caught up with these fun people, while celebrating a special lady and her
sixty years with us.  Her caring, helpful spirit, her vast amount of creative genes, and her love and concern for others, made it our privilege to celebrate her at the party.


Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Your friends throw the best parties! Love all the fall-themed decor and food. It sounds like a fun time all around!

Stacey said...

Hi Judy. :)

The food for that party is amazing. Must have taken hours to put together.

Your tree is so pretty...I'd have to just stare at it all the time. Can't wait for our trees to grow some.

Christine said...

So many ideas to take away with, like the caramel popcorn & pretzel, the cookie!!! or that cookie!!.
Glad you took your camera along!

Debbie said...

Love to see the clever things people come up with! This was really full of them! Glad you enjoyed

Lea said...

Now, that's one of the cutest fall decors I've seen. What a lovely celebration and I'm sure you enjoyed it tremendously. Love it when folks go "the extra mile" to make things "just right" for a celebration.


Sassy Granny ... said...

What a wonderful breath of fresh air this is to me today. I could even smell the Autumn Elixirs as I shuffled from scene-to-scene.

Anonymous said...

Que delícia de mesa recheada! Adorei sua árvore, é linda! Beijos

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What fun... great photos... I could surely set my teeth from some of those delicious looking treats!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such lovely details and attention to detail for this fun get together. How nice to see old friends and celebrate a birthday.

The tree in your front yard is gorgeous!

corners of my life said...

I would love to drink my morning coffee looking at your front yard tree (or maybe my evening glass of wine). Beautiful!


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