Sunday, October 28, 2012

My B-day Celebration With The Girls

This past Saturday we celebrated my birthday with my sisters and good friend Ruby.  It was a fabulous day and one that I'll remember forever (warning, this is a long post with lots of pictures)! My good friend Lois taught us a wonderful class on Hand Sculptures.
The picture above is our finished project. I just love how they turned out...each with its own personality. The pictures below show how we started. Lois was gracious enough to sew, stuff and stain the hands for us - that saved us so much time.
By the way, the theme of the party was black and white. Below is a picture of Lois, myself and my sister Pat.
Here we are hard at work on our hand sculptures. 
Lois also pre-sewed the hearts and made many face transfers for was great to have all of this ready for us to use. We got to focus on the fun stuff - embellishing! The picture below is the one I was working on.
Below is a picture of all of us and our hand sculptures. It was such a fun project to make. Lois was a fantastic teacher, so patient, organized and generous!
Next, I have to show you pictures of how my sisters decorated the was great, I just loved it all!
My sister Pat made the banner.
My sister Diana made these cups.
My sister Frances made this 5 tier paper box cake.
Maryl brought these beautiful white roses.
 Below, is how great the room looked all decorated.
Diana made these black bottom cup cakes.
The food was all my favorites and all so delicious and love that black candelabra.
My daughter even dressed in theme with us.
My sister Diana & Frances and friend Ruby.
I just love the polka dot plates.
Our dessert buffet - YUM!
I received some wonderful gifts from everyone.
Beautiful hand made cards, Kelly Rae luggage, Kate Spade purses, jar of goodies, vintage items, lots of black and white supplies and accessories and hand made heart.
I also made goodie bags for my guest - of course black and white themed.
It was a great birthday celebration. Unfortunately, my sister Lana is in France and was unable to attend...but I'm sure she's having a great time as well.

The day wasn't over after the party. Nate Burkus was on a book signing tour and was just a few blocks away, so several of us went to see him.
I really enjoy watching his show, he has such great ideas, he's entertaining and so adorable.
Here's his book that he was promoting that night...this is his second book.
We came back to the house and caught the 9th inning of the Giants winning. What a way to end a perfect day...I didn't want the day to end! 

Thank you to Lois, my sisters and Ruby for making this one special birthday for me - everything was perfect! I love you all and feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!


  1. Happy Birthday, Connie! What a wonderful birthday celebration! Also, love the pics of Nate...what a handsome guy and so talented.

  2. It was a beautiful birthday party and Lois' class was so fun. Great way to spend the day with such special people. Nate B's was great eye candy but best of all, he's down to earth with simple design philosophy. R

  3. Your birthday celebration was so much fun. I love my finished hand. It looks beautiful hanging on my office wall. It was wonderful having Lois teach us - she was very organized and had everything prepared in advance for us, which reduced the stress of having to finish on time. The black and white theme was perfect for you.

  4. everything turned out so well. the pictures speak for themselves! what a great day. sure wish i didn't have to miss it!

    that you were able to include nate burkus and the final game of the world series... too magical.

    you are the best. love the decorations that the sisters supplied...

    lana cano kloch

  5. Another fabulous bd celebration & happy connie was so pleased w/our surprised decorations. Everyone made great contributions especially Lois who was a superb & generous teacher & everyone loved their emblished hands. Looking forward to our next bd celebrations in Nov. F

  6. Looks like a marvelous day! Happy belated Birthday!

    Your new friend,
    Cathy Arnold

  7. Sounds like a lovely day - you are so fortunate to have such wonderful sisters!

    Chris C

  8. What a beautiful party! Love the decoration's,the project, and what lovely gifts you received...Very Telling about how special you are!
    Lois is so talented! I just love the hands.....
    Thanx as always for sharing the pictures with us~~
    Laura H

  9. Happy Birthday Connie!Loved your party photos!Looks like you had a GREAT Birthday! xoxox