Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tablescape #5

50th Wedding Anniversary Party

July 17, 2010 I enjoyed the one of the most memorable days of my life.  OUR Children and Granddaughters with the help of my TWO fabulous sister-in-laws and their husbands and families surprised my sweetheart and I. They all planned a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party and I didn't have a clue.  We started the day  swimming at my son's house with snacks and soft drinks.

Our granddaughters played in the swimming pool.

 We toured a Craft Brewery and drove to my Sister-in-law's house.

We arrived around seven in the evening and was surprised by the most elegant back yard dinner party.  The Menu had a Tuscan theme.  OH!!!!! didn't I tell you we are going on a 12 day Mediterranean Romance Cruise in celebration of our Golden Wedding Anniversary.  WOW I am so excited.

This utterly completely fabulous cake is 'Citron Framboise' translation:
Lime Mousse with Raspberries.

 The table was set with a rustic charm

 My talented sister-in-law Kim from Blue Heron Cottage made the beautiful table centerpieces and arranged the table place settings.  Thank you Kim.

 Oh the wonderful olives from the Mediterranean region.

We started off the evening with shrimp and gazpacho dip.
The sunflowers and all the other flowers and greens are from Kim's garden.
Ice Tea
Fruit flavored Water were served

Grilled Roast Beef and Chicken
Pasta Salad
Crusty Bread
Tomato Basil and Mozzarella Salad
Green Salad

The sweet little flower girl (7 years old) is the amazing women who prepared the beautiful dinner party and provided her home to help my sweetheart and I celebrate our special day.  Thank you Theresa.   

My  Mosaic
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  1. Congratulations ... it looks like you had a fabulous day! I really loved the table setting ... the centrepeices ... and all that delicious food! Thanks so much for sharing this special day ... your photos and mosaic were simply charming. Enjoy your cruise!

  2. My heartiest congratulations!!! What beautiful pictures you have to remember the day1 Today I am married 42 year to my one-and-only!!!! Cathy

  3. Congratulations!!! What a wonderful surprise and memories to last forever.

  4. Congratulations.
    A lovely story "in" your collage ;)

  5. Congratulations!!! Such a wonderful surprise! Have a fantastic trip!!!

  6. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your beautiful golden anniversary mosaic. Have a great week, Mary

  7. What a GORGEOUS party!! My parents celebrate their 50th next month and my sisters and I are crazy trying to get everything ready for their shindig, lol. Your family did an absolutely wonderful job :)


  8. Happy Happy Anniversary. Your family treated you royally. The cake was something else. Beautiful. Enjoy your cruise and take lots of pictures.

  9. What a great surprise, everything is just beautiful and the food looks amazing! I'm sure you all had a wonderful time!

  10. Happy Anniversary! It looks like you had a beautiful party and wonderful memories to treasure. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

  11. That is wonderful that they surprised you like that. The table is just stunning and the food looks really good. Happy 50th and many more!!

  12. Congratualtions. What a beautiful cake and Happy Annoversary!!! I hope you have a lovely cruise. I wanna come to your next surprise party, lol. I am a new follower and a new member of the Bloggerette Society. I am making my rounds to "meet" all of the lovely ladies in the society and ran across your lovely blog. I would love for you to visit me @

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a fabulous surprise for such a wonderful occasion. The cake is stunning. I havn't ever seen anything like it. So pretty. The tablesetting is just gorgeous and the centerpieces are beautiful. Your cruise sounds like the perfect trip to celebrate. I am so happy you had such a wonderful day. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. Congratulations...what a wonderful milestone and such a lovely party...I squealed outloud when I saw all that wonderful shrimp...I would have stood right there!!

  15. Congrats....the food and colors of the place settings are very lovely!

  16. OMG! What a nice pleasant surprise! You have a wonderful family to prepare all this beautiful settings and food for you. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your cruise!..Christine

  17. What a lovely party. The food looks soooo good. Happy Anniversary!

  18. Fabulous party, congrats to you. have a wonderful vacation. The tables look amazing and so does the food.

  19. What a wonderful surprise—you're a lucky woman! Congrats to you and your husband, and I'm sure you'll enjoy your romantic cruise.

  20. I am so happy for you!! Lovely family and happy life. All that one could want!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. The cake and tablesettings are gorgeous! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

  22. Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise. Everything is beautiful and looks so delicious. Love all the festive extras...and what a gorgeous picture of your wedding day. I love your dress. Have a wonderful trip!

  23. Your family honored the two of you in such a lovely way. I know that you must have been thrilled. Bon Voyage! Thank you for sharing your wonderful party. Cherry Kay

  24. Now this is a great Tablescape celebration post! Congratulations in a big way. Have a fantastic trip, and thank you so much for sharing your amazing day with all of us. What a pleasure to visit your blog.

  25. Happy Golden Anniversary! What a wonderful party! Loved seeing this. I hope you have a delightful time on your second honeymoon! Your send off was out of this world wonderful.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    Sheila :-)

  26. What a wonderful party! The table is so pretty. I love seeing the old photograph, especially knowing that seven year old helped to plan your party. Congratulations on your anniversary and enjoy that trip!

  27. Betty, Congratulations to your anniversary. What a charming party Theresa made for you. She must really be a very talented women to create such a fabulous party event for so many people. What a challenge! The cake is just breath taking and all looks so nicely done. Thank you so much for sharing this special day and enjoy this Mediterranean Romance Cruise. I am sure, you will get lots of wonderful memories.
    Greetings, Johanna

  28. congrats and what a wonderful and fun day for you!

  29. What a fabulous party for your VERY special anniversary! I know you were thrilled and touched to be honored in that way. Just gorgeous! Many congratulations!

  30. What a beautiful surprise! The details of this dinner party were perfection. Congratulations on 50 years together. Have a wonderful get away. ~ Sarah

  31. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful anniversary surprise party and beautifully prepared and presented. May you have many more happy years together!

    My hubby and I just celebrated our 36th on the 20th.

  32. Congratulations! The food looks fabulous and the table is beautiful! What a wonderful surprise. Enjoy your trip!

  33. Congratulations on 50! The table was beautiful. You are truly blessed.

  34. Congratulations on 50 years! The table is beautiful.

  35. How sweet! What a beautiful surprise - everything looks wonderful. Congratulations.

  36. Where do I start? The food, the cake, the pool, the family....all so wonderful.

    The pictures simply took my breath away. So glad you had a wonderful day and happy cruising!

  37. Oh what a wonderful celebration! Happy Anniversary and enjoy your cruise! Everything looks beautiful and done to perfection -- thanks for sharing your very special day with us.

  38. Congrats. WHat a wonderful couple you must be to have so many relatives and friends go all out like that with a big surprise. It was lovely! Lori L

  39. So glad that I got to stop by and see your post! So beautiful of a table and great celebration for your 50th.

    d from homehaven nestled in the Kansas Flint Hills

  40. What a beautiful celebration! I think it's incredibly sweet that your flower girl created this amazing event for you and your sweetheart. Congratulations!!

  41. Congratulations and what a beautiful celebration. It all looks SOOOOOOOO glorious. The cake looks amazing and the beverages look VERY inviting. Can you pack us in your bags for the cruise???

    I host a weekly meme called "Summer Sundays" amd would love to have you come and join in the fun. It's all about what summer means to YOU! Hope you'll join in!

    - The Tablescaper

  42. Betty....this is just so beautiful! Wow...that cake is amazing! I love the color scheme and the place settings...sooo lovely! What a wonderful surprise! Happy 50th...that is a HUGE milestone and totally worth a big celebration! Loved seeing your wedding pics! Have fun on your cruise! :-)

  43. Wow! Happy 50th Anniversary! My parents just celebrated theirs on June 25th. Love how everything is so very coordinated (down to the black chairs!) You know we bloggers love that!

  44. What a beautiful party. And that food looks wonderful ! Everything so elegant and attractive! Happy anniversary and many more...

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