Birthday Brunch

Posted on April 3, 2012

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A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my mother-in-law’s 60th birthday with a brunch party.

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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.

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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?

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I’m not big on making speeches, especially when it comes to emotions.  I bring desserts instead:-).

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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!

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(Please excuse my shiny forehead, powder anyone?)

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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.

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No recipe today, but Friday’s is a good one!

Good news! Samara at Deconstruct the Girl is giving away a dozen Keep It Sweet Desserts… enter now!

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