Tuesday, 13 December 2011

50 years young

What makes a good party? Yummy food? A glitterati dress code? Shocking photos of your Dad with a caterpillar moustache? Well, all of that helps (particularly the 50 chocolate and vanilla cupcakes made by The Best Friend which disappeared sharpish), but ultimately, it's all about the cake people.


Spot the aforementioned 'caterpillar tash'

On Saturday night we managed to hoodwink my parents into going out for "a meal," and then making a sharp turn into a local hall bedeckled with fairy lights and balloons, full of local friends, old friends, neighbours and family. I'd been stewing about it for weeks, but ultimately it was a cracking night and well worth the sleepless nights worrying if I'd bought enough clingfilm.

Clockwise, from top : me and the brother, looking remarkably relieved that we'd pulled it off; the parents being presented with their cake and a rather naff sparkler candle which died before I got to them (whoops); and the happy couple, see their dazed Victor Meldrew faces.

Phew! Now I can go back to worrying about other stuff, namely fixing my relationships which have been stretched by my contagious stress, and uni assignments. No rest for the wicked, as they say. Oh, should also mean I'm blogging more (yay).

Have you voted for me yet in the Matalan Style Blogger challenge? I'd be uber grateful if you did :) xox

14 comments:

  1. seems like a lovely party :) so beautiful pictures, you look very pretty as always ;)

    xxxxx

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  2. Oh my goodness Claire! This is so so sooo lovely. I can imagine how awesome it must have felt on the night to see your parents get surprised like that. Looks like you and your bro did an awesome job. So sweet! Oh and you look super pretty in that photo with your brother too. Such a cute photo :)

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  3. Yessss to the success of it all! The pictures are great, and you honestly look stunning Claire.

    Rosie x

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  4. Well done on pulling that off! I struggled with my boyfriend's surprise party and that was just at a friend's house with about 20 people!
    I love what you're wearing :) x

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  5. Nicely done :) I agree the cake makes the party.. but so do the embarrassing photos haha x

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  6. That's such a nice thing for you to do! Also the cake looks magnificent, very fancy!

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  7. Looks like it was a great party!! You did a great job. Your parents must have been so happy.

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  8. Ah such a lovely thing to do, I bet they were so chuffed. I can imagine how much work that must have taken to pull off, time to relax!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  9. Aww so glad it went well! I bet your dad was well chuffed! The cake looks gorgeous (yummy) :) xx

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  10. bless 'em. everything turned out well, well done!

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  11. Ahhh I am so glad everything went smoothly for you! Your parents look so happy!
    Sophie
    x

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  12. voted for you of course.
    Love the photo of you and your bro, I don't have enough with mine at all :( xx

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  13. love a good party post - you look fab! xoxo

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  14. Well done! You needn't have worried, you were a big part in arranging the first midlands blogger meet up, so it was fated to go well (: xxx

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