Sunday, June 4, 2017

A "90th" Birthday Party

You are invited to a 90th birthday party today. Turning 90 is a special milestone and the special birthday lady being celebrated today seems much younger than her years. She is very active, in fact, I can't keep up with her. Her sweet daughter, my friend Charlotte, gave her mother a delightful luncheon in her beautiful home that included a host of friends.
Happy 90th ~ Frances!
Let's start the party with seeing the pretty tables before the guests arrive. 
It gets hectic as guests arrive, so I slipped in early to photograph the tables. This is the dining room and you will see another picture later with guests seated here. The china is Lenox Windsong pattern. Isn't the tablecloth exquisite?
Tables were set up in all of the main rooms. This is a card table in the living room. All the flowers came from Charlotte's garden and a few from mine. 
Two tables in the den seated ten people.
The china used here belonged to Frances' mother. It is a Noritake pattern made in Occupied Japan.
Several varieties and colors of hydrangeas and dusty miller look stunning in this arrangement and compliments the china.

The breakfast room has a wonderful view of Charlotte's garden.
Appetizers were served on the terrace overlooking the garden.
Isn't it beautiful?
The guests are starting to arrive. Here's Charlotte at the front door.
The family arrived first. Both granddaughter's and daughter in law.

I think you can guess the noise level increased with all the conversations.
Everyone enjoyed celebrating Frances' birthday.

 All these ladies have been close to Frances for years and it warmed my heart to see their enjoyment of the celebration, hear their laughter and see the love they share for one another.
 Chicken salad, strawberry congealed salad, marinated vegetables, and tiny cornbread muffins followed by birthday cake was delicious and enjoyed by all.
 Each guest was given a party favor to take home to remember the occasion.
Happy Happy Birthday to a dear sweet lady!
The last photo was made of the family after the guests left. Charlotte was so busy before there wasn't time. It was a labor of love for Charlotte to honor her mother on her special milestone birthday.


  1. Every single thing about this looks so special! What a treat to be able to honor a sweet 90 year old woman.

  2. How special everything is. Congrats to Frances on becoming 90. Charlotte put on a very special party. The menu looks wonderful and the lovely cake. Thanks Bonnie for sharing this special day at DI&DI.

  3. Bonnie, what a beautiful party that Charlotte gave in honor of her mother's 90th birthday. The flowers were gorgeous and the tables were stunning with the linens and china! I know Frances enjoyed being in the company of her friends and family...lovely in every way!

  4. I love this. Frances looks amazing (Happy Birthday to Frances!), and Charlotte's home the epitome of Southern decor and hospitality. Those tables and those flowers - oh my! I would have loved being seated in the breakfast room, next to the garden. What a wonderful occasion, thanks for sharing, Bonnie.

  5. How beautiful! I love how the tables were set throughout and it's all so pretty. That's such a special event and a wonderful gesture on Charlotte's part to honor Frances.

  6. You ladies certainly know how to throw a lovely luncheon and party! Frances looks beautiful and I know she enjoyed this so much! Beautiful tables, linens and china~ love the cake cookie favors!

  7. Bonnie, this was such a special occasion for your friend Charlotte. Celebrating and giving a wonderful party for your 90 year old mom is an honor and blessing! The home is lovely and the tables set with beautiful china are just stunning. The flowers are beautiful and the food looks delicious. I'm sure guests were thrilled to enjoy the beautiful party. Thanks Bonnie for sharing Charlotte's party. Happy Birthday wishes to her dear mom.......

  8. Oh my goodness, I would have guessed that the birthday girl was in her 70s...Charlotte has a lot to look forward to and comes from good genes! The tables, flowers and food make such a special celebration!

  9. What a lovely party! Oh I love the dishes that belonged to the party girl's mom! How precious. Charlotte looks just like her beautiful mama. I cannot believe she is 90. I need to know her secret to such a long life and looking good at the same time! I know that she must have been thrilled with such a wonderful party. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. What a lovely celebration! The terrace is lovely, as are all of the gorgeous flowers - straight from the garden! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  11. Bonnie,
    I am so glad you took all these pictures to share with us. What a beautiful birthday luncheon. When my Daddy turned 90 last year, they didn't involve me in party preparations. You won't believe this...paper plates and fried chicken and cake from Publix that they went to get in the middle of the party. LOL Obviously I would have done things a lot differently. So I appreciate seeing this so beautifully done. I only wish my Daddy had had this kind of party.
    Love, Mona

  12. A beautiful luncheon for a beautiful lady! Happy 90th Birthday to Francis! blessings ~ tanna

  13. Oh Bonnie, I smiled through this whole post! What a delight it was to see the milestone celebration for Frances and to se the love that Charlotte put into making this a special memory for all who attended. What a beauty Frances and she certainly doesn't look her age at all. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us.

  14. Good Evening Bonnie,
    This was such a special event and I enjoyed seeing the delicate details, food, floral arrangements and the lovely ladies too. I can see that you are surrounded with pure goodness, beauty and gentle spirits. Happy Birthday to this remarkable and very youthful Lady.

  15. A beautiful celebration, Bonnie. Congratulations to you all.

  16. What a scrumptious luncheon! The beautiful birthday girl looks far younger than her actual calender years. May we be as blessed. :)


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