Monday, January 27, 2014

Birthday Celebration

We celebrated Precious Daughter's 24th birthday Saturday evening. 
Her favorite color is green so I tried to incorporate that color in the table setting.

Since she's a beautiful young lady, I tried to set a more elegant table
than we usually do for birthdays.

The dinner menu included crab legs, steak, roasted shrimp, green bean casserole and herbed rice.  As usual, when the food hit the table, the camera was forgotten!! 
However, it was delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy it all!

Dinner by candlelight...

Her special dessert request included Amish Sugar Cookies with green sprinkles and Rainbow Sprinkle Cupcakes.  The sugar cookie recipe is an old family favorite but she had a new spin on the cupcakes. 

She found the cupcake recipe on Pinterest.  It's quite simple.  Combine one box of cake mix with a can of diet lemon-lime soda.  I found I needed to bake the cupcakes just a little longer than the box suggested.  Then we frosted them with a combination of prepared whipped topping and a small box of sugar-free vanilla pudding mix.  We refrigerated them until about 15 minutes before serving.  They were quite delicious and probably had a few less calories
than they would have had otherwise!

Happy birthday, Precious Daughter!!  We love you!
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What a beautiful setting for your daughter's birthday. Happy belated b'day and a very blessed new year of life. Yesterday was our g'girl's b'day too and tomorrow is my hubby's. We have a couple of Acquarious in the family.

My Garden Diaries said...

Ok lady...your tables always knock me over! That bouquet is gorgeous!! I would have held a bouquet like that at my goodness! And I will have to try that cupcake recipe for sure!!! Such a good mom you are creating this beautiful setting for your daughter! I hope to do this for mine as they get older too! A very happy birthday to her! Nicole xoxo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table! Love that centerpiece...

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a great table for your daughter's birthday! The desserts sound and look delicious. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Mine is headed for #27 soon...still can't believe it!!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Your title is very elegant;
She's Lady of the Manor.
A retired teach, hope my spelling is A+. Sometimes my fingers just hit the wrong keys and I make up my own words. I think your table setting is very fresh and festive. I think when we have a lovely table, setting it makes the entire dinner. But your menu sounds delicious. You're a lady that creates the details...
Blessings, Roxy

The Tablescaper said...

I'm sure it was a wonderful celebration.
- The Tablescaper