Friday, August 17, 2012

The Party's Over And I Ain't Dead Yet

Wondering what I did with
that table, are you?
Well~Yesterday we had
 a French themed party
here for Little Lulu's 
10th Birthday.
How DID she get to be 10?
I am doing a short post
this morning because I
am too tired to do more!
My daughter made these
"flags" for banners on
her computer.
Do you love them?
She got all choked up and 
teary-eyed when she walked
Her babysitter took her 
for the day to spend some
special time with her and got
her all dressed up.
Then she brought her here
under the guise of 
"showing Nana 
how cute you look".

In the entry hall she was
met with this.
There's my table and I
will show you more of that
another day.

A banner across the opening
into the dining room read
And one across the family room
fireplace said
There were roses on two tables.
Where paper plates were
married to white plates
from my everyday set.
 16 friends came to celebrate..
here are the first few arrivals.
We had a beautiful
three tiered cake.
The color is hot pink but
doesn't show up that way here.
And pink malted milk balls
on a tray from my friend,
Is that the perfect tray, or what?
I am too tired to post more 
right now but 
while waiting for her sister.
She got her hair cut.
Don't you love her new do?
Sooo...while I would
LIKE to stay and CHAT
I am off for my coffee..
cuz if I don't get my 
coffee- it ain't purty..
and that is all I'm gonna
say 'bout that! 
Day FIVE of the
Giveaway will 

your photo name


Ron said...

Oooo la la! C'est magnifique! Love the banner flags! What a fun party. Happy Friday. xo

Cotton Peony said...

'what a day' .. or was it? I'm sure you'll have memories from this forever! Love all that effort you did Diana as it shows in every photo. It tooks days to plan and it turned out beautiful.

Warm hugs for today as I know you're beat!

Cotton Peony

suzyq said...

Wow - what a lucky girl! Beautiful Diana - she must have been overwhelmed!
Go enjoy your java - you earned it!

Mark said...

Congrats on a successful party! And by the way, it appears at hot pink to me so you must be crazy or something! But my bet's on Crazy.
Now, I need to know how you prepped that table for painting. Get back to me,quick!

Kim K. said...

What a special birthday. Your Parisian-themed party was absolutely lovely. Darling pictures of your sweet grand girls.

Anonymous said...

your daughter has inherited your talent thats for sure, so much love and creativity went into Lulu's special day, she really is a beauty and sweet cheeks looks adorable in her new do! your table looks wonderful!!!

Jettie said...

So glad she felt well enough to enjoy her party. Adorable theme for a 10 year old.
Sweetcheeks new haircut looks a lot like Sky's new cut, but Sky's has a purple feather attached....

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, I would love to have come to Lulu's party myself. The decorations, including your table, are beautiful and that cake looks fantastic. She looks so pretty, all dressed up for her party. So does Sweet Cheeks. Rest up today.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh what a fun and lovely and creative party Diana!
She looks like she was having a blast with all her buddies invited!
And I love the little one's new do, it's spunky and cute just like her!
Hugs friend,
p.s. my hubby mowed for the 1st time in over a month...we got some green grass!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Lulu looks beautiful! And what a wonderful party! What a great way to make a girl feel special and loved!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a fabulous party! Love those banners and pretty cake!! Such a happy time! Happy Birthday to Little Lulu :)

Patty Patterson said...

What a fun looking party! And I love the cake. The table looks great, too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a wonderful surprise, Diana! I hope she was feeling better. That cake looks fantastic and I love the peek at your table.

pembrokeshire lass said...

Looks as if you had a wonderful time and Lulu's face must have been a picture. The party theme and banners were lovely too. You are tired but it's a 'good' tired isn't it? Have a restful deserve it! Joan

Anonymous said...

Looks like a delightful party and a fabulous cake! Get some rest!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How exciting. Looks like such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

how fun! No boys allowed! :)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks like a beautiful party. What a special surprise.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a sweet surprise. Happy 10th!

Cristina Garay said...

What a nice surprise for Lulu! I love the banners, the cake, and the table! I'm happy you all had a great time time!

Donna said...

Awwww! What a special day for sweet Lulu! I am so happy for her! Love the banner, your daughter did a tres magnifique job! And pink malted milk balls? Didn't know there was such a thing, yum. So honored that my tray was part of your special day! Everything looked perfect, I was thinking about you guys yesterday! Now go off and take a well deserved nap!!

Julie Marie said...

What a wonderful surprise party and all of the girls look so pretty!... I hope your little birthday girl is feeling much better, xoxo Julie Marie

Nonnie said...

That's what I call a big celebration. Lulu is beautiful and so is her sister. Glad you had such a wonderful birthday party.

WeeFaerie said...

What an elegant celebration for such a fine young lady! It looks like a memorable day for her that she'll appreciate always! Happy birthday to her!

Debby said...

Now that is what I would call a REAL GIRL party!!! Everything is beautiful, perfect for the sweet birthday girl

Kay G. said...

How pretty it all was, love the cake!
And Lulu's excited face!

camp and cottage living said...

I'm so glad to see Lulu was better in time for her party.
What a unique theme-is Lulu going to become a modern day Sabrina?
blessings to her on her B'Day!!

missy said...

What a tease you are..Talk about "sneak peeks"!!
Super cake..Everything looked wonderful...of course...Have a nice weekend..

Ruby Jean said...

Oh everything looks so GIRLY PERFECT!!!! Hope you can get some good rest today.. :) Oh that cake looked Beautiful...

Blessed Serendipity said...

This must of been so much fun for gorgeous Lulu. Love the picture with her friends and of course Sweet Cheeks always is a cutie (especially with her new do). Your table is beautiful Diana. Everything from the decorations, cake and flowers was Oooh la la!


Ruth Kelly said...

Surprise parties are the best and you do them so well.

NanaNor's said...

You have got to be the worlds best Nana, you sure beat me out. Love the entire theme and all the decorations-kuddos to you. Love your table and can't wait to see it closer. Have a delightful weekend, get a nap. I didn't sleep much last night so I'll be taking one too.
Hugs, Noreen

Diana Ferguson said...

Love everything! What a great surprise for her.

Kelly said...

Wow! Her birthday party looked amazing. I'm so impressed with that tiered cake and all of the matching decorations. I'm sure she will remember this birthday for a long time.

Beth said...

What a lovely surprise for your beautiful granddaughter.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! What an adorable Birthday party! She looks quite happy and will be on cloud 9 (10!) for a long time! xox

Lorraine said...

Super beautiful and very lovely party! Extra special-ness everywhere!

Maria Elena said...

What a perfect party! She looks beautiful and so happy! I am so glad she is feeling better. Everything looks gorgeous and your table looks fabulous! You better hurry up and show it to us! :) Have a great weekend!

Claudia said...

I'm absolutely sure she had a wonderful birthday! You are such a wonderful grandma, Diana!


The enchanted home said...

What an amazing surprise and a beautiful way for any young lady to spend a birthday...gorgeous party!!

You are one awesome Grandmother!!

Tete said...

Looks like she was surprised and glad that she got to feeling better for it. Looks like we have the same every day dishes and compotes...wonder how that happened.
Love SC new hair cut.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How marvelous! I can see how delighted she was - what a fantastic theme and so very well done~ I'm with you - a girl's gotta have her coffee!

Japolina said...

I got teary eyed reading this post. What a perfect party! How lucky is LuLu! Glad she is feeling better.

Penny said...

Every detail was just perfect! I'm sure LuLu will never forget her birthday party at NaNa's house! Hugs, Penny

ImSoVintage said...

That is so sweet, Diana and look how beautiful the birthday girl looks. Time for you to rest now :)


andrea@townandprairie said...

HOW CUTE IS THAT!!! Now I want my daughter to have a Frenchy party! What WILL you put in my head next, Diana?

Shelia said...

Hi Diana! Oh, what a wonderful birthday party and what a pretty little birthday girl! That is one darling cake and the banner is adorable.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gina said...

What a fun party for a sweet girl! (I hope she's feeling better) I love her pretty cake!

Sweet Cheeks' hair looks adorable!

Heaven's Walk said...

I can't believe how quickly your girls are growing up, Diana! What a sweet idea for a birthday party! You're the best, you know that...?? :)

xoxo laurie

joanne said...

I'm almost 60 and I never had a party or a cake like that!!!! Maybe you could adopt me...?? love you nana

Shirley said...

Wow Diana, She looked so grown up and sweetcheeks looked pretty as well. Your party look a huge success. We had a cookout at work for mine. Cheeseburgers and Hot dogs. Plus we had a birthday cake. Happy birthday to LuLu. You can tell by the smile on her face that she loved every bit of her surprise. How you managed for the kids to keep a surprise, Just shows they can if they want to. Have a great weekend. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what fun! Girlfriend you just don't stop do you, always something fun happening at your house...Happy Birthday


Kathleen said...

I hope Lulu is feeling better. It looks like a wonderful party for that sweet little girl!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a sweet party for your lovely granddaughter! It looks like it was a wonderful time! I love all the pink, I never tire of it!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Aww...such a sweet party...and your lovely granddaughter looked thrilled!

Geneva said...

Happy Birthday Lulu...! I can't imagine she could have had a more special day and what a FUN age!!! Get some rest Diana... you deserve it. ":o)

Sarah said...

This is the cutest idea for a party. Love the girls in their berets. Lulu looks precious! Hope she felt good enough to enjoy this celebration in her honor.
Happy Birthday, Lulu!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE the new "do" That child would be adorable bald!
I don't have to do things like that anymore...the daughters (now becoming grandma's themselves) it all. Everything looked lovely!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Awww.. such a sweet party! I love the theme. I have one turning 10 within the month! Boo....they grow up too fast!
@ Creatively Living

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks like a terrific party and one that all will not forget!!


SavannahGranny said...

What a fabulous party!! Lulu and Sweet Cheeks look so beautiful.
The decorations are so beautiul. The banners are so neat. You are so clever and the cake is wonderful.
I look forward to seeing the rest of the pics.
Hope you slept late. Hugs, Ginger said...

Wow what a beautiful party. Love that Pretzy dress up Birthday girl. La,la.

I love that hot pink cake. She is growing up fast.

Happy belated Birthday pretty girl.

Pictures are fab and the Party deco's. All so hot!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

What a beautiful party!! Love your table and your granddaughters are just too adorable!!! You are blessed +: )

Pam said...

Such a darling tenth birthday party. I'm glad you guys surprised her and no one let it slip (not going to mention names, but I've heard she's not good with secrets).

lynn said...

oh, how fabulous! love the cake, dressform and banner---oh, and sweet cheeks new do and dress! lulu looks adorable all dressed up!

It's All Connected said...

Wow, that's the height of girly! I'd love those decorations for my next party and the cake is so ooh la la! ~ Maureen

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

That birthday girl has THE sweetest smile...happy belated to her!!
What a great idea for a party, it all looked so pretty!
And speaking of pretty...SC new haircut is too!

Nellie said...

What a marvelous party! One of our daughters would LOVE a french-themed party! She was a French major in college and spent a few weeks there one summer volunteering in a center for the physically handicapped.

Wonderful party, and I am really glad that Lulu is recovering well.

xo Nellie

Busy Bee Suz said...

This made me smile from my head to my toes. YES, my toes smile!
Love her birthday celebration; what a special young lady!

Annesphamily said...

Such a pretty grown up little lady and I love the party! You are a darling!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

You have such panache! My most recent post is about a party too. And as we know, it didn't come easy to post. If you can believe it I'm out $75 just for my computer guru to make it possible to post the pics on it. I think from now on I may just visit your blog to get my party-on.

Sandy said...

What a fabulous party! No wonder you were pooped out this weekend. Your home is gorgeous! I love the table setting, the pink malt balls and the photo of all the gals dressed up for the party. I bet those gals chatted up a storm. The banners are lovely too. Ooh la, la. It looked like a blast having a themed party.