Saturday, March 5, 2011
John's birthday is next Thursday ... and a good friend of ours, Janine, is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday. So next weekend we are joining Janine and her partner Daisy, as well as another couple, and heading down to the Willamette Valley in Oregon (about 4 hours south of Seattle and an hour south of Portland) for a wine tasting weekend.
We rented a 3 bedroom house on VRBO, and rented a limo to take us around to different wineries on Saturday. Then on Saturday night, we're going to cook dinner together at the house and have an old fashioned Birthday Party!!!
John knows, but the other folks are in for a big surprise! I made the banner from a great tutorial on VanillaJoy.com and today ordered an ice-cream cake from Baskin Robbins. John and I then spent some time at the party story picking up party hats, napkins, candles, streamers, poppers -- don't you know I am married to a Brit -- and ordering up a balloon centerpiece for the table.
I don't have kids and John and I have moved around enough that we've never really had a big enough pool of friends to throw a birthday party for each other. So I am REALLY looking forward to throwing an old fashioned birthday party next weekend!
Lots to get done in the next week as I am responsible for breakfast (any thoughts on a quick make-ahead breakfast would be welcomed!!!) and appetizers on Saturday ...
Hope you're having a great weekend!
All the best