Sunday, September 21, 2008

50th Wedding Anniversary

50 Years Ago
Yesterday we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We had a small party for close friends and family. It all went perfectly. The weather was gorgeous. And I had such incredible help. The past few weeks I cleaned every nook and cranny in my parent's home. Daddy helped me paint some trim and things and weeded flower beds. Peanut helped keep Gigi busy so we could work, work, work. :)
50th Wedding Anniversary
Gigi's sisters were a great help to me. They helped me so much in the planning and preparation! I could not have pulled this all off without them.
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We also had super yummy food. We had cheesy dip with chips, broccoli salad, ham salad on homemade sourdough rolls, potato casserole, homemade cream cheese mints, nuts, and yummy punch. Are your mouths watering yet? They should be because it was all great. My aunts and cousins all helped me out with these things!
50th Wedding Anniversary
I decided I would take on the cake. In the midst of it all, I thought I had gone mad to decide this but now I am so glad that I did. It was fun. I was happy with how it turned out. I made Lady Baltimore Cake with Lemon Curd filling and Buttercream icing. They were simple but cute. Yellow was our theme color since it was the golden anniversary. I also used pale blue which was the color of my mother's maid of honor's dress.
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We put my mom's wedding dress on display along with her wedding album. I also dug out their wedding cards and displayed them all over. Some friends of Gigi's set up awnings outside with tables underneath which my aunt got all gussied up. We used mini white lights and mums to decorate with. Dobbie also was so sweet and made a beautiful quilt that the guests signed for Gigi and Mimi.
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Daddy spent some really late nights this week putting together a video of pictures from Gigi and Mimi's 50 years. He even found the songs that Mimi and Gigi used in their wedding for the background music. It was so nice!!!! Everyone loved it so much!
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Peanut was a hit at the party. She loved all the attention and especially liked drinking punch out of a real cup!
50th Wedding Anniversary
Needless to say, we were exhausted today. Poor Daddy had to go back to work but Peanut and I vegged out all day. We slept in a bit, then celebrated our successful party by going out for breakfast togehter. We hit WalMart and found some great new pillows for our couch for $3.00 each!!!! Peanut was so pooped that she took an almost 5 hour nap! And went to bed at her regular bed time.
Exhausted
I am relieved that the party is over but a little sad too. It took alot of work but then the party was so fast. It was so wonderful to see my dad having so much fun and just enjoying himself. It was something he definetely deserved as did Mimi. The gift of friendship and fellowship was the best gift for them right now.

50 Years Ago

Mimi and Gigi
-Mama

2 comments:

Joy ☺ said...

Oh Mindy!! This is AWESOME! You planned everything so perfectly! This post made me cry. Your cake was beautiful, and I've never even heard of that kind of cake but I want a bite. :) How do you do this? Where was this Mindy when we were roomies? ha ha! I have a lot to learn! I'm so happy for your mom and dad. How awesome.

Debra said...

Your cake is gorgeous! I love the picture of Peanut and your mom laying on the bed. So sweet.