My sister turned 50 over the weekend! It was a great excuse to get the family together and celebrate. We decided to have appetizers and dessert at my house, we went to our local "fancy place" for dinner.
My sis and I are extremely close and so different from each other. We often say that together, we make one great person. She is the laid back sister, I'm a control freak. She is high, high heels and I'm ballerina flats. She is animal print and I'm a turtleneck and jeans. She is also the one person that I know I can call anytime and just say, "I need you" and she wouldn't even ask why...she'd just get in the car and head my way. The past few months have been really hard for our family and if anything it has only brought us closer as sisters. I feel very blessed to have her in my life.
I decided not to use all the typical black, over-the-hill items that one usually sees for a 50th. I went more with a girly-girl theme using pink and black. I found the paper napkins at our local party store and did the rest of the table around them.
For appetizer plates I used a combination of plain black (Wal-Mart) and these darling pink trimmed plates that I won in a giveaway last year from Barbara @ Purple Goat Lady. The wine glasses are a mix of pink and clear with black stems. Both were garage sale finds. Dad found the silk black rose to add to the table.
Every diva needs a crown!
The menu was very simple, we had a big dinner planned. A little cheese and fruit on my granite cheese board. See that cute little starfish knife, part of a recent giveaway win from Kat @ Low Tide High Style. I also got a beautiful sea urchin candle, a starfish handtowel and some yummy lemonade mix. What a fun package to open. Thanks Kat!
Crab bites and a Mexican dip finished out the appetizers.
Rubbing in the big "50"!
My sister collects wine stoppers. We found one that matched the napkins. The black table runner and sparkly beads added to the "glam" of the table.
We headed to the restaurant for dinner. I could only reach a few of our plates with my camera, but I thought I'd share them. My dad had scallops with the best risotto I've ever tasted.
I opted for mussels...yummy!
My husband's beef strogonoff.
Then it was back home for coffee and dessert. We had the Caramel Apple Strata that I posted the recipe for on Tuesday as well as the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce that you see above. The recipe will be posted for Foodie Friday tomorrow. It was a fun evening. We all really missed my mom. It was our first happy event without her, but we are also very grateful to have each other.
Happy Birthday to my sweet sis! I hope you have many more!
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