Monday, February 23, 2015

13th birthday Dinner Party!

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a busy weekend, but it was FUN!  We celebrated Abie's 13th birthday on Saturday with a dinner party for her friends.

Abie wrote the menu up on the chalkboard out front ;)

Here she is posing in front of the photo backdrop.  This was early in the day.

Getting the table ready!

Checking spacing, making sure everyone would have just enough room.  We used an 8ft table and fit 9 girls around it.

 We ordered this awesome balloon arrangement for her centerpiece.  She loved the way it turned out!

 Landry has really gotten into cooking and helped out SO much for the dinner!  Here she is working on the creamy tomato soup.

I'm not sure who was the Chef and who was the Sous Chef here...

And the birthday girl.  She was SO excited!   She borrowed a pair of my heels, so was ridiculously tall!  The girl is 5'6 in her bare feet already :)  She really wanted a tiara too.  Such a sweetheart.

The chefs, discussing something VERY important.

We made simple place cards for each of the girls, which doubled as a small party favor.

The appetizer was shrimp cocktail, huge hit!

Creamy tomato soup in bread bowls was served next, followed by Cesar salad.

There were two girls that are vegetarian, but still ate the shrimp..., so they had stuffed tomatoes for their entree.

The girls had a choice of beef or chicken, stuffed with goat cheese and spinach and a side of new potatoes.  In the invitation, Abie included a response card which the girls sent back with their choice of entree so we knew how much of each to prepare.

All of the plates, ready to serve.

And dessert, homemade chocolate mousse.

This was a team effort!  From the invitations, to decorating, to food prep to serving and clean up, but oh man, SO MUCH FUN!  A fancy dinner party for your 13th birthday party?  Awesome.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon and have a super fantastic week!  :)


  1. How awesome was that! Love it all!! Happy Birthday to your TEENAGER!! Everything looked so fancy and delicious!

  2. wow wow wow
    this is simply amazing!!!
    i bet everyone had a spectacular time!

  3. What a fabulous way to celebrate your beautiful Abie on her momentous 13th birthday. Everything looks fabulous!

  4. That is so awesome! What a great party!

  5. That is an amazing birthday party! And Abie is so beautiful. :) The twins just wanted to go to Great Wolf Lodge for their 13th. Ha Ha. Boys are so different!

  6. I'm sure she LOVED it!! Everything looked AMAZING!

  7. Oh my goodness this is awesome!!!!!
    I would love this for my next birthday, never mind at 13…wow.
    Everything looked perfect from the table setting to the delicious looking food to chef in pink to the beautiful birthday girl.

  8. Wow! looks like such a fun party!

  9. What a fabulous party!! I loved all the pictures which you have shared here. Well, I am also going to throw my birthday party. And, I am thinking to book event location rentals for the party. What you think?