Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tasting Table Tuesday - Party Pictures

Instead of writing about what's on my Tasting Table today, this post is about what has been on my work list for the past couple of months - my parent's 60th anniversary party.  All of the preparations and work was worth it - the party was perfect in every way.  Now that it's over, I can finally share some pictures with you!
 We had about 80 people in attendance, including two of my brothers who came all the way from British Columbia, Canada, many family members from Ontario that I haven't seen in many, many years, and lots of friends from the local Erie PA area.

It was an outdoor event at my brother's home in Lake City PA, near Erie.  We rented a tent in case of rain, but the weather was perfect.  There had been thunderstorms and rain in the days prior to the party, as well as the  day after, but the day of the event couldn't have been nicer.

The tables looked so pretty!  I was so busy getting things ready that I didn't get time to take some good photos, but at least you can get the idea with these quick ones I snapped just before the guests started arriving. 
I made burlap runners to go over the white table cloths and tied a green ribbon on each end.  The ends of the tablecloths were folded in and pinned, keeping them from becoming trip hazards, as well as helping to keep them on the tables when the breeze picked up.
We rolled the silverware in white napkins and tied them with purple grosgrain ribbon, put flowers in mason jars, and put pictures from Mom & Dad's wedding on each table.
A wonderful dinner was prepared on-site by Three B Saloon of Erie.  Their Bar-B-Que is awesome!
And my parent's good friend, professional jazz pianist, Mary Alice Brown, entertained us with her music.  Mom & Dad have talked about Mary Alice for years, but I had never had the chance to meet her until now.  She is amazing.  A wonderful person, as well as a very talented jazz musician.

At dusk, we lit some Make-A-Wish Balloons and watched them soar off into the night sky.  A perfect ending to a perfect day.  Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!  Here's to many more...


1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a picture perfect day! Wishing your mom and dad many more happy years together!


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