...and in this case, it was for a surprise double sixtieth birthday party! My daughter's in-laws (as well as being my friends) both hit the big six-oh recently, just a month apart, and that called for a party of epic proportions.
Plotting and planning and many secret meetings involving grown children, and family and friends began months in advance of the top secret party date. An old shop on the property was completely gutted, demoed, renovated, and reinvented into a magical rustic party venue, complete with Edison and twinkle lights, misters for the hot summer night, some key vintage furniture pieces, and bales of hay creating both seating and tables.
They decided on a Mexican food theme, with a taco truck, and a salsa bar.(It was muy bueno.) A cookie buffet provided dessert, and allowed many of the family and friends to participate by sharing a dozen or two of their favorite cookies. (I jumped in on that action, as you can imagine. I was excited to use my "6-0" cookie cutter again!)
I made the cake, (because, ummmm...birthday party.) which was a simple, eight inch french vanilla cake with buttercream frosting, perfect in size for us to all sing happy birthday, and have them blow out the candles.
A grand time was had by all, and the birthday girl and boy were truly stunned at the incredible amount of work and transformation that had taken place right under their noses!
#bigsixoh! #Ilovetobake #happybirthday #partyshop