Come in all shapes and sizes.  Entering an 80th year (and an entirely new decade) definitely deserves a celebration. And so we celebrated my mother in law in style.  Three generations gathered with close family and a lifetime of friends for an evening of uplifting this beautiful lady.

The treasured gift was from Boombox, which allows each guest to submit their wishes/memories/words of affirmation and photos online.  These were then beautifully packaged in a keepsake box and presented to the birthday girl. The invitation was blush pink with gold lettering and the tables and decor reflected that theme throughout.  A fabulous meal provided by Stir, ending in a delicious Panini cake which was the crowning achievement of the night. Each guest took home a monogrammed (and quite delicious) cookie by Sisco Sweets.

All I could think about was that we as a family should celebrate in such style more often, in smaller increments.  I have always loved looking for reasons to throw a party.  So let the 2018 celebrating begin today.  Stay tuned to see how we do.