A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday with a brunch party.
Marcia decided that for her birthday, she wanted to thank all her friends and family for being a part of her life. She even asked that no one get her a gift but donate to a family charity instead.
Brunch was a lot of fun. Matt’s family was there, my parents, and most of Marcia’s friends that I have gotten to know over the last zillion eight years. Several people made speeches, including Matt’s almost-91-year-old grandma. That is her below with the red hair. Pretty incredible, huh?
I’m not big on making speeches, especially when it comes to emotions. I bring desserts instead:-).
On the menu: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing (per request), Peanut Butter and Jelly Regelach, Salted Caramel Butter Bars, and Triple Chocolate Cookies. Each guest also got a favor I put together: Fudgy Caramel Brownies (no nuts) and Black and White Blondies. I wish I had gotten a photo of the favors!
(Please excuse my shiny forehead, powder anyone?)
Oh, and did I mention my mom’s perfect touch to the dessert table? How gorgeous are these pink tulips. They added the perfect pop of color to the table and to our room.
No recipe today, but Friday’s is a good one!