Event planning as a volunteer, not a professional, is motivated by passion for a cause.  It requires alot of work, but the drive to succeed is great.  Event planning for a friend is motivated by love and the desire to create fun and happiness.

We celebrated a friend’s 50th Birthday this past weekend, and not only was it a lot of fun, it gave me an opportunity to play with photography.

You’ve heard me lament (whine?) about the lack of time spent with my camera in hand.

This event allowed me to find some time, AND enjoy a cocktail.

A lovely  way to spend an evening.

39 thoughts on “Celebration

  1. Great images and it looks like you all had a lot of fun Laurie 🙂 If it wasn’t for you as an informal event planner we never would have got together last October in NYC. By the way do you know Alys and Kelly will be in NYC in April. I can’t wait to meet them.

    • Yes! I’ll be seeing them in DC before they get on the train to NYC. I’d be jealous about you all gathering if I wasn’t so excited for you to be meeting each other.

  2. Ohhhh, I love the strawberries in the glass. You did a wonderful job with the party and the photos, Laurie. I’m always impressed when you have time with your camera.

  3. Altogether, it sounds like a great time for all. And a chance to forget about other things. But I’m going to get pedantic, and I hope you don’t mind:

    Age 0 – 9 = 1st decade of life
    Age 10 – 19 = 2nd decade
    Age 20 – 29 = 3rd decade
    Age 30 – 39 = 4th decade
    Age 40 – 49 = 5th decade
    Age 50 – 59 = 6th decade. So your friend is in the fabulous 50’s but actually starting the 6th decade of life. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • and the DD made all the difference!
      We took Hooptie from the restaurant to Frank Cinebowl and then Pete drove us home. It was great to not have to worry about safety.

    • It really was a fun evening. The birthday gal rarely gets out and we used a local company to get us from one place to the next in safety.

  4. Haha… one of my best friends used to always play Pour Some Sugar On Me at karaoke night. 🙂
    These pics are amazing – that second one is a poster!!
    Keep finding the beauty in life. It might take more effort these days, but I believe this is what will get us through.

    • That song always reminds me of when my college team won the game that sent us to the Sugar Bowl. The entire crowd singing together. Such joy over a game!
      Yes, to staying positive and finding the beauty.
      So glad you are back!

  5. Stunning photos and what a wonderful celebration of a friends life so far. I vaguely remember 50. 🙂 The raspberry champagne looks like it would be wonderful in those beautiful glasses. Who doesn’t like a good party? 🙂

    • Well, you know me and a party!
      I always like to say that I work hard and I play hard, too.
      Those glasses were purchased for my grandmother’s 90th birthday 25 years ago. I use them often and they remind me of her everytime that I do ❤

  6. What gorgeous photos, Laurie! And I know you had a special time. What a treat to use your grandmother’s glasses. I remember her bedding from your lovely home as well. They photograph beautifully. You’ve got skills, babe!

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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