When you were a child did you ever dream of eating all the sweets you wanted? Being able to grab candy from anywhere? Eating cake, then cupcakes, followed by donuts and cookies? Did you dream of eating all the pizza and cookies and chips and chocolate you wanted?
That happened to us yesterday. My brother-in-law's girlfriend (the lottery winner) threw a party for six people with birthdays in February. M, his brother and my niece were included as honorees. It would be an understatement to say that she went all out. I can't even imagine how much she spent. Tons of food, fresh flowers, mylar balloons, gifts for all the birthday people, and gifts for everyone. I was honestly dumbfounded when I entered the room. I had never seen anything like it.
We didn't actually eat everything presented to us. First, we chose our own lunch. Afterward we were each served a slice of chocolate cake and a cupcake. Then we were presented with a plate with a donut, cookies and meringues on it. It was...overwhelming. Needless to say we doggie bagged a lot. Then we were given more to take home on top of it. It was mind-boggling.
Here are pictures. I urge you to click on them so you can see the larger versions and take it all in...
Each person with a birthday got fresh flowers and balloons, and tons of other stuff.
Punch fountain, cupcake tree, donuts, cookies, candies...
The spread; pizza, wraps, chips and veggies.
Presents for all six birthday people, purchased by the hostess.
Typical place setting. Wrapped Valentine candy with two more bags of candy. Silk flowers, valentine ornaments, cups with our names on them and other stuff.
Parting Valentines bags for the birthday crew.
Decorations at the entrance. We inherited those.
Our kitchen table was bare when we left for the party. Now...not so much. Emma got her own special balloons.
I would have blogged this last night but I knew it would take forever to process the pictures and tell the story. Tonight, we had leftover wraps. This morning my brother-in-law and his girlfriend boarded a bus for Texas, to visit her family.