Penny’s Birthday Party

Pink Flowers

I was beyond excited to help plan the birthday party of one of the most stylish, fabulous women on the planet – Penny!  Her house had been wrapping up a lengthy remodel and they were moving into their new home in time to celebrate her birthday… and what is better than a birthday celebration in a gorgeous, new home? Not much…. here is what we did:


Because the party was also showcasing their new home, I didn’t want to take away from their gorgeous decor with crazy birthday decorations, so I kept it simple with beautiful blooms and a color palette that complemented the house.

For place cards I bought delicate craft paper hang tags, and attached them to these beautiful rose lemonade bottles.  The arrangements were made up of some stunning pink garden roses and peonies, as well as white hydrangeas and calla lilies in glass and silver vases.

Cocktail MenuI set up various “bar stations” – one for wine and beer and another for self serve cocktails (recipes to come on Fun Drink Friday!).

For food, I used Chef Annie (the same chef who helped with my parent’s Anniversary Party) and her team – Stephanie and Chris.  The food was amazing (as usual) and when a night starts with mini potatoes filled with lemon creme frachie and topped with caviar and chives… how can you go wrong?!


First Course

 Silky Pumpkin Soup Topped with Calvados Apples and Crispy Sage

Second Course

Kale Salad with Balsamic-Soaked Currants, Crispy Pancetta, Toasted Pine Nuts and Shaved Pecorino


 Roasted Filet of Petrale Sole, Served over White Beans, Wild Mushrooms, Root Vegetables and Wilted Bitter Greens; with a Citrus Reduction


 Pear Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Happy Birthday Penny!


5 thoughts on “Penny’s Birthday Party

  1. This is so beautiful! I want you to come plan my wedding!! 😉 Super classy party, looks like fun!

  2. feezor5 says:

    Bea-u-ti-ful!! Everything looks fabulous……what a lovely memory for Penny!

  3. penny says:

    How am I JUST seeing this!?!?
    You truly did an absolutely amazing job putting this together! It was such a beautiful, fun and delicious night!
    Again, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

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