If you have been following my blog you will know that on the 23rd August I turned 60 and my theme for August was based around Celebrating Life Now!
As part of my birthday celebrations my lovely daughter Rachel and my darling husband Mike organised a birthday party.
Back in May, whilst running in our traditional Mother’s Day Run, Rachel asked what I was doing for my birthday. In her words – ‘just tell me what you want, Mum and I’ll make it happen’. Mike had originally said he wasn’t good at organising but once a celebration had been decided, he and Rachel became totally committed to making my day very special and one to be remembered.
I’ve never known Mike to want me out of the house so much! He has been involved in ‘secret party business’ over the last few weeks and kept telling me to go out for a while! Cries of ‘don’t come in!’ and ‘Why don’t you go to the Ekka (The Royal Queensland Show), with the girls’ – which was a first! Made we wonder what he was up to!
Rachel, organised the cake which was gorgeous and tasted delicious. I just loved the invitation she designed which was part of the ‘floral’ theme. I know how incredibly busy she is with work, business travel and home life being a Mum, so I really appreciated all she did to make the day happen.
I thank them both so much for all they did to make my birthday celebrations perfect and I love them both so much.
Celebrating a milestone birthday
The party was held at a local hotel in a small private room, on a Sunday afternoon. Family and friends came along and helped me to celebrate this milestone in my life. Nonna, my MIL, even came along although I have quite a way to go to catch up to her at 91 years old.
On the day, I could finally see what all the ‘ secret party business’ was about. Mike had made beautiful flower arrangements which were placed on several tables. He organised the background music including my favourite ABBA songs and also photos of my life shown on the big screen in a power point display. Some of the photos I cringed at but all in all it was a lovely history of my life and brought back many memories.
It was such a wonderful afternoon and looking around at my family and friends enjoying themselves it warmed my soul. We enjoyed platters of finger food, wine, beer, soft drink and of course, Bubbly!!
The party was a success and I couldn’t have asked for more. I was pleased we had it at a venue as it really took the pressure off Rachel and Mike and once they had set up, could enjoy themselves.
Thank you also to my readers for your beautiful comments and birthday wishes which poured in on the blog and my social media. I was very humbled and overwhelmed at the outpouring of love and support.
So what will the next decade bring? What ever it brings, I hope to continue to be fit, fabulous, healthy and happy.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!