Backyard Birthday Party

We hosted a little backyard birthday party for my mother in law.  It was a perfect sunny evening {considering the rain the day before}, so we lucked out and enjoyed an evening outdoors.
I put out my collection of bright mismatched plastic serving and dinner pieces that I have been collecting…
I made our favorite ice cream cake…using a gluten free cake mix {by Betty Crocker} for my MIL…and it was just as good!
Yummy treats on beautiful plates…I really love our white plates that we use everyday but I am finding for celebrations, it is fun to dress up the table with my mismatched plates.  It adds color and character and plus I love that I can fall in love with each individual plate creating a unique collection.
Janice's Bday
As the sun came down, we enjoyed our cake, mood lighting, and a round of scattergories…


  1. Love your outdoor parties! I wish we had a big backyard! P.S. I love your chandelier!

    In other news: I keep trying to blog and my blogger won't work, or my photo's won't upload... Not cool.

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  3. Looks like a great time!!!

  4. I need to know how you got lights on the trees on the opposite side of the yard from your house. I would LOVE to light up the tree in the back corner of my yard where the patio table is now, but I can't quite figure out how.

  5. How fun! I love all the lights, what a great place to celebrate!

  6. Love it! It is simple, charming, relaxing and fun! The best part is that the focus is on just being together! And your movie nights? Bliss. I am going to have to do that!! Here is my question do you own the projection system? I am wondering what that costs. Would be a great investment, providing years of fun in my opinion!

  7. Looks like another great party!! Love the cake and beautiful candles!!

  8. waht a cute party!

  9. There's something very charming about well-lit places. It gives special occasions a warmer and more cozy atmosphere.

    That being said, this party is such a joy to behold. Simple, yet very lovely.

  10. I just love your outdoor parties! I want to string some white lights in my trees on the side of my yard. I should figure out how to do that :)

    Isn't it great that the weather forecast for the next week is in the 80's! My kids can't wait to go swimming!


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