On Sunday we had a party to celebrate my Grandmother's ninetieth birthday and her new house (an addition to my parents' house). Funny story: Grandmother is a twin, and she spent her actual birthday with her twin sister. Even at their ages, these ladies are CRAZY competitive. [You do NOT want to play a board game against them.] My mom called my great aunt and asked how her party was; when she asked how many people did she have, she told my mom, "About... 51." You know, roughly. So our goal was to beat that number. We had 76. Or so ;-).
This is a bad picture, but we were able to play some of her favorite records on an old Victrola my parents have. She likes Big Band.
From the florist.
I made cheese crackers, pecan tassies, and chicken salad finger sandwiches. We also put out cheese and crackers, fruit skewers, nuts, and of course a cake.
Sherbet punch -- now it's a party!
Winnie will kill me for posting this, but I thought her jacket was so cute.
My family really knocked themselves out trying to get the house ready for the party. They are still rebuilding after Hurricane Ike did so much damage last year. This is the new downstairs bathroom, which Annie put together last week. Everyone loves the faucet.
Close-up of the creepy hand soap. Don't you love it? Available here.