Monday, November 13, 2006

Anniversary Party

Last night my sister and I hosted a little dinner party in honor of our parents' upcoming wedding anniversary. This coming weeked our parents will have been married for forty years! They are going to be celebrating in style as they just flew to Maui today, but we wanted to have some family time as well. My sister made a beautiful pork roast, mashed potatoes, and sauteed green beans. I was in charge of the champagne, the gift, and the cake.

Here's the gift - well, kind of. This vase is very similar to the one we got for Mom and Dad, except theirs has peacocks on it. Our parents had traveled to Italy earlier this year and really admired the ceramics they saw there. This vase was made in one of the regions in Italy they had been to.

The cake was from The Great Dane Baking Company, and it was a Hazelnut Cream - white cake with hazelnut filling, and a marbled frosting of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocoate. Yummo!

Lastly, I've thrown in a picture of my nieces, Rebecca and Sarah. We asked them to put their Halloween costumes back on because most of the family had not seen them on Halloween. My oh so talented sister made both of these gorgeous costumes. Rebecca is in a lovely 18th century frock, a la Wuthering Heights or Jane Austen, and Sarah is in a lady pirate's ensemble.

It was a lovely time.

13 Comments:

  • At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Jenny said…

    How fun!! Happy Anniversary!! : ) That cake looks amazing. How are you???

     
  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Paulette said…

    Wow you look like your mom. Sounds like it was a great celebration.

     
  • At 4:34 AM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    Beautiful family, Joanna! The cake looks deeeee-lish and the gift sounds very nice. Hope they have fun in Maui!

     
  • At 5:54 AM, Blogger Robin said…

    Congrats to your parents! That cake looks absolutely AMAZING!!!

     
  • At 6:21 AM, Blogger new girl said…

    Wow, Joannah! Your mom is beautiful and looks sooo young. Happy Anniversary to them, and what a wonderful celebration.

     
  • At 7:47 AM, Blogger wzgirl said…

    40 Years is awesome!! Next year is my parents 40th! Girl, you totally take after your lovely, elegant mother! Happy Anniversary!

     
  • At 7:58 AM, Blogger Andrew & Stephanie Wise said…

    Wow! That cake looks sooo yummy!

     
  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Doris & Dan Clark said…

    Happy Annivesary! Way to celebrate in style...Hawaii.

    Cake looks nummy!

    Keep smilin!

     
  • At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Sandra said…

    That looks like it was a fun time! Your mom is simply beautiful...And that cake; yummy and gorgeous! The gifts are so lovely and thoughtful. Happy anniversary to your parents. I hope they'll have fun in Hawaii!

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    Me thinks you look like mama!

    Congrats to the happy couple. I can't take my eyes off that cake either ;0)

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Mariah said…

    Looks like a great time!! Happy Anniversary to your parents!!

     
  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger David said…

    Looks like you had fun!

     
  • At 5:36 AM, Blogger eggrolls and chopsticks said…

    What a stunning family you have. The cake looks scumptious too. Congratulations on Forty years of wedded bliss to your folks.....a little belated cos blogger forget it's manners yersterday and wouldnt allow any posts.

     

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