Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Happy Housewarming... and birthday too!

Today I celebrated my new home with a housewarming party! This house was a long time coming-- a big dream come true for me. And you know I love a party!
This was my first "grown up" party, and I had a lot of fun (with the help of my friends) preparing for it. I served appetizers and desserts. My friend, Krista, and I made the little house-shaped cookies for party favors. It was our first attempt at making royal icing. Have any of you made royal icing? Martha makes it look so easy. It wasn't. Krista made the gorgeous pumpkin cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting. The cookies are my current favorite cookie-- oatmeal with raisins and dried cranberries. Yum!
This was the rest of the spread. It just so happens that it was my birthday also, so my friend Cindy baked a wonderful chocolate cake for me!
...And yes, that is a 29 on that cake. Am I 29? Nope. I just thought 29 looked better on the cake than a 43. I'm actually glad to be in my 40's though. In fact, I love it. The 29 just looked better.


Liberty Biberty said...

Happy birthday Jill!
LOVE those house shaped cookies.

Eva said...

All looks wonderful...
Although a little bit late...Happy Birthday!!!

rosanna said...

Happy birthday! It is a great table! and 43 is a great age ;o))

Anonymous said...

Happy 29th Birthday Jill! :)
What a lovely table with yummy food!
Your little house cookies are precious!

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday, Jill! And Happy Housewarming! I'm so happy for you!

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Looks like a great party. Sorry we had to miss it. I ran into your friend at the flea market. We had a great time and got some great bargains!

Hope you had a happy "29th" birthday.

in vogue said...

What a fun afternoon celebrating you, Jill! Everything looked & tasted fabulous! Your home is now nested with friends and warmed with love!
Neighborly yours,


dale said...

Happy Belated Birthday! :)

Looks like I'm late to the party. ;)

A lovely spread, I hope you enjoyed yourself. :)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Very good idea!
Happy Birthday
unless you're dyslexic and then you become 92..well that's how my eyes see it.
In my head I always flop my age and make myself older :)

Lynne said...

Happy belated birthday!

MJ said...

Happy belated birthday! Am glad to see you make real baking in addition to the sweet fruitcakes sent as your contribution to Saucy"s charm bracelet swap! Thanks for the cakes! Merry Xmas!