It is Michelle’s Birthday!
(For the record, as a birthday gift, I didn’t take photos at the party. Except this one, which prompted the request. I feel that the color-coordinating bar of anonymity is an adequate compromise. Grin.)
To celebrate, we had a lovely breakfast at Brigitte’s home with “The Girlfriend Night Gang” (Yes, I realize that makes me sound like I’m a fifth grader in a club that has rules about no boys allowed and strict color coding of all friendship bracelets worn).
This was a fun party to plan. We sorta threw it together in a day or two and I loved getting it all sorted. Since we’re not really morning people we decided that simple food and a fussier setting was the way to go since we could set the table the night before. The inspiration for the whole shebang were these argyle gift boxes ($1.99 @ Michael’s). Chelle loves argyle and so it was perfect. I thought it would be cute to have the centerpiece be like a birthday present with flowers in the center box. I just took an 8-pck of Alysum and cut the sides of it down and placed it in the box with some white tissue paper. It turned out so cute. I wish I had done the same to the other two boxes. The place cards and holders we came up with turned out pretty swell, if I say so myself.Karen made the tags and I potted lavender and white allysum in white ramekins. Me, Karen, Bridgy and of course, Chelly had a fantabulous time munching on pastries, bagles, and fresh fruit. We talked, listened to music and just enjoyed each other’s company. All our schedules are freaking CRAZY this summer so we won’t get to spend as much time together as in the school year months.I loved the way the whole morning turned out. Hopefully, so did everyone else.
Happy Birthday, my sweet friend. I won’t embarrass you overly by making too *Big a deal* about you, but I am beyond grateful that you came into my life. I love that you embrace the weird and quirky and seek your own path and style. You’re funny, thoughtful, truthful, kind and you have great hair. You help me figure out that 2+2 does indeed equal 4, not 18.3333344455555333233343 as I previously thought. It also helps that you’re hot. Having a hot BFF is always a plus, don’ t you think?
Happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!