Saturday, July 25, 2015

Birthday Musings...

...And so a lovely day of celebrating came to an end...
Now I take delight of sharing a few of the photographs from Beth's party with you...
Firstly, let me thank each of you for your lovely birthday wishes for Beth...how kind you all are!

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After ever so many vintage, pink and girly party themes over the last few years, we decided to do something completely different for a change and thought a Wild West party would be lots of fun!

We saw an adorable idea in a magazine for a cowboy boot cake, complete with spurs...so I set to work on Tuesday baking a deliciously rich chocolate cake and whipping up some lovely butter icing...hmmm... 

This cake was so much fun to make...

That evening whilst Nancy was busy wrapping Beth's gifts, I began by cutting the shape (drawn by my dear mom!), sandwiching the two layers together and giving it an initial layer of icing to ensure no bits of cake were visible in the final layer...  Then Nancy wove her magic with fondant icing to create the details...

 Pure excitement...smiles...
 
Wednesday dawned beautiful and crisp...  After Beth unwrapped her birthday gifts, we had some delicious hot chocolate made with dark chocolate, and what hot chocolate would be complete without marshmallows...?

Beth with her hot chocolate...perfect for a chilly winter's day!

Rebekah enjoying her cup of hot chocolate...

We then prepared the few things we needed to give Beth a little party...  We just had one sweet family join us, which was lovely...
Nancy and Mom made these cute party packs containing a bandana, a sheriff badge and a few chocolate coins...

The party bags...wouldn't you like to receive one, my friends...?

The goodies within...

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 Tea and cake were the simple but delicous refreshments served at the party...along with smiles and laughter...
 

...And so the day ended with a wonderful family dinner...smiles...

What a special, relaxed day we had with the birthday girl...I honestly can't believe
she is 11 already...how the time flies!  ❤

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I hope you enjoyed a peek at Beth's birthday party, dear friends!
Have a wonderful weekend further!

~ Blessings ~

12 comments:

Alex said...

That beautiful young lady! So glad it all went well, and she looks happy.
Please pass on another batch of birthday congratulations from me, saving a few for your sweet self and Nancy for making what looks like the richest, delicious-est chocolate cake in the world!!
I did enjoy my visit - thanks for sharing, Kelly-Anne!
DX

Christine said...

Dear Kelly Anne I am so glad you shared your sweet sisters birthday celebrations with us! I am sure she was thrilled with all your loving efforts! I LoVe the cake you made and the fun party bags too! Really and truly a delight!
God bless you and your dearest sisters as you seek to be women after God!
Thank you for blessing us!

Mildred said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, Thanks for sharing Beth's party and preparations with us. I love the creative cake and the goodie bags! mmmmmm...chocolate coins...I haven't had those in a long time. Beth looks so lovely and very happy. Cute photos of both Beth and Rebekah enjoying their rich chocolate/marshmallows.
I hope Beth will have a wonderful year!

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

Vicky Hunt said...

How adorable is that cake! What a fun theme for a party! Love the little goodies bags and I'm sure the children did too! It looks as though Beth had a lovely day. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Blessings, Vicky

Margie said...

Happy belated birthday to your sister, Beth! Love the Wild West party theme and the fabulous cowgirl boot cake!

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

It looks like your little sister had a wonderful party... I'm absolutely lovin that boot cake!

Happy Birthday Beth!

God's mighty blessings to you both!!! Net

Btw... This is my first visit to your blog, and it must tell you, it won't be my last, I just became a follower! And one more thing, I love that you have pics of Emma and Anne in the right column... Two of my absolute favorite movies, too! :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful jobs you did on the birthday cake, along with your mom and Nancy...too, too, cute!! The party favors and the theme were a wonderful treat. I know that sweet Beth appreciated all your combined efforts.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, so fun to see the happy face on Beth as she celebrated her 11th birthday. Looks like so much fun and that cake is awesome. You did an amazing job. What a special theme. You are so talented with everything my friend.
Hugs to Beth for a great new year ahead.
Blessings, cm

Daniela said...

You're both so very lovely, this post is amazing !
Thank you my darling friend for sharing your sentiments and your Beautiful world and family.
With deep love and gratitude
Dany

Ida said...

That was such a cool birthday cake. Beth is adorable and cute as can be. My granddaugher Coleen turns 11 in January. Such a wonderful age.

Linda Walker said...

To be 11 again! Happy Belated Birthday to Beth! Another sweet little party! the Wild WEst theme is wonderful. The cake and party favors are perfect! She is one lucky little girl in so many ways! what a special relationship you have with her!
xo
Linda

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what an amazing birthday cake, Kelly-Anne, and what a beautiful birthday girl! It looks like Beth had a most wonderful day, and I'm sure you all had such a delightful time! Hugs, sweet friend!!