Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweet 16

We threw a ‘surprise tea party’ for our daughter Ruth(otherwise known as Ruffles) today. She had no idea at all;oD She was spending the week with friends and it was arranged that Shalom and Steven had an appointment so had to bring Ruth home a day earlier than planned. As they drove towards our house she proclaimed ‘Why are there balloons on our letterbox?’ To which Steven replied with a mistruth(which he later repented of) ‘No idea’ She still didn’t register even when they pulled in the drive and saw all the cars. Maybe she really was supposed to be blond! I think it finally sunk in when everyone  yelled ‘SURPRISE’ Unfortunately I didn’t get a good photo of her face as someone stuck their hand right in front of the camera! Anyways I have a few other photo’s to share, we’ll start with a few preparation photos(you can click on them to enlarge)…

Please note the pretty bunting. I had sew much fun making it! And I used over 2m of stash fabric to make it! I think it might stay there for a few days just so I can admire it:o) I also made the table cloth, it cost me about $6 to make(got it on special at Spotlight) I had wanted to take a photo of all the party food but I forgot. But I digress, here’s some more photo’s… 100_7567 (600 x 451)

100_7575 (600 x 451)Oh I guess I did take some food photo’s after all…

And all the young ladies had lot’s of bubble fun! 100_7603 (600 x 451) And the best part of all opening all the lovely gifts!

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100_7593 (451 x 600)And I’m sure the day wouldn’t have been complete without a cream pie from Dad! 100_7616 (600 x 451)

Even though her official birthday isn’t until Monday…

HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY RUFFLES GIRL!

I wonder what you’re getting for your birthday? Lol!

3 comments:

Farm Girl said...

What a wonderful surprise, she looks like she had a lovely day! The bunting is gorgeous, as is all that yummy food - you are a clever girl.

Hope your birthday girl has a wonderful day on Monday!

Lis said...

What a wonderfully pink party! It looks as if fun was had all round and yes, you should definitely leave that lovely bunting up for a while, the whole of Ruth's birthday month maybe? Happy Birthday Ruth, hugs all the way from England.

desertskyquilts said...

She's a very pretty girl! Thanks for sharing the fun pictures. Happy birthday, a few days late, Ruth!