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Friday, April 27, 2012

Queen For A Day

On the day of her birthday my grandmother proclaimed that the Queen of England had nothing on her.

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Stuffed into my suitcase along with all the other party paraphernalia was a spool of double faced satin ribbon, press on glitter letters and a crown that each received the full on birthday treatment.

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I had exactly one hour to decorate the entire space AND lay out the food. I should have packed my roller skates.

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Then it was just me and fifty people who wanted cake. So….. there weren’t a lot of photos.

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But some of my grandmother’s pals deserved to have their picture made.

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Her minister and several ladies in her doll club also stopped by.

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I ordered the cake over the phone and was a bit nervous on how it would turn out. But, granny was happy and it was delicious.

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She thanked me for not creating a candle scenario in which the fire department would have had to show up for.

(Here you get a tiny glimpse of the fabric banners I made that decorated the ceilings.)

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She said that her wish had already came true.

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A grand time was had by all.

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Did you see the Indian figure in the background of the image above? I’ll show you a close up of this fabulous creation that my Aunt Kathy made tomorrow.



savvycityfarmer said...

awwwhh, she's a sweetheart ...
and I see where you get your smile


Auntie Em said...

What a great party! And you did all that by yourself in one hour? You are now AMAZING WOMAN! Forget about Wonder Woman, she's got nothing on you!
I love your banners and Grandma Jingles banner and crown and the fact that you made them once you got there!
You can tell from the photos that she loved it her party. What an awesome granddaughter you are to go and do all this by yourself. {Hugs}
Hope you are starting to feel better after all this partying! Those seniors seriously know how to whoop it up! :)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness how precious!!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Happy birthday Becky! My grandmother turned 90 last year- we are so lucky!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Looks like a lovely celebration!
And I'm sure you'll treasure these pictures!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh Laura, God bless her! I love that picture of the two of you at the end of your post. You'll have to give her a framed one of that. Love the crown/tiara!

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

What a great (and absolutely lovely) party! Your grandmother looks so happy. The picture of the you two is priceless.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelley said...

ALL I CAN SHOUT IS YAY! YAY! YAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm so proud of you, granddaughter! She's pleased as punch! Way to go!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

You are a precious granddaughter!
Grandma Jingles looks fabulous at 90!
The party in a suitcase was perfect!
Have you had a moment's rest(other than a haircut)since you returned? You have been on hyper drive lately.

jeanetteann said...

She is a Queen reaching a grand age of 90, and looking so good. She actually reminds me of my late Grandma, who looked very much like her.
Happy Birthday Laura's Granny. xx

April said...

Astounding job! Beautiful! You two seem to share a smile. :)
So glad you got to make such a happy event for her!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the photos!!!

Teresa said...

When you think all a 90 year old person went through it's amazing how they keep this nonchalant attitude towards life. That's probably because they really lived through all and survived.

And at 90, hanging out with those lively pals and keep such a smooth skin isn't easy ;)

Happy Birthday Madam! Congratulations, Laura, for creating such a Love(ly) Tribute.

Sophie said...

I just love you blog! You are so sweet and I bet the party just made your Grandma's day. How lovely do the two of you look together in that photo.
Such a thoughful grandaughter. I wish I had a grandma to spoil.
best wishes

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your grandmother is the queen of cuteness! What a spry looking 90 year old! Beautiful eyes!!!!
Happy birthday to Grandmom Becky!
She must have been so pleased with the fun party... and tiara!

Creations By Cindy said...

This just melts my heart! So blessed that you are to be able have your granny at age 90. She looks remarkable! I cannot believe she is 90! What a wonderful party! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Priscilla said...

Just lovely!
(Both of you)

Vicki said...

What a terrific birthday party for a sweet lady! Looks like everyone had fun. I'm so glad you were able to be there with her to celebrate.

Bloggymom said...

What a lovely post!!! The crown is wonderful. Your grandmother looks like a very lovely lady. Happy Birthday to her.

openid said...


Grandma Jingles is so sweet! I love the banner and crown you made her. I am so happy you were able to celebrate with her. The smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes say it all.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

You are the true queen, Laura! That was a wonderful celebration.

I must admit I was admiring the two stunning ladies and did not immediately see the indian statue, but once I did...WOW! Can't wait to hear more.

French said...

Happy Birthday Grandma Becky! Looks like everyone is having lots of fun and congratulations for reaching the wonderful milestone of 90!

ImagiMeri said...

Two lovely ladies, I'm so glad you got to go and have time with Grandma Jingles.

Love ya'

Curtains in My Tree said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh so great you still have a granny, what a great birthday party for her

I miss mine sooooooo much

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You throw a great party!!! I should have drove up and celebrated with you and your Grandma!
deb :)

Deanna said...

Dearest Laura,
Lovely party for a lovely Gramma. You did well. Those one hour set ups get the blood to pumping. You did SUPER!
God bless,
d from kansas

martinealison said...

Je souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à votre grand-mère... Quand on paraît aussi jeune qu'elle, c'est une coquetterie que de souffler 90 bougies...
La photo de vous et d'elle est merveilleuse.
gros bisous

Miss Sandy said...

What a beautiful birthday Queen! It looks like you all had a grand time. Have a great weekend!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This just made me happy. That last picture is precious and priceless. You did a wonderful thing for her!

Mary Ellen said...

Laura you can tell your grandmother is beaming with pride over you! What precious memories you made and you did a lovely job getting things done so very quickly!!! The crown and sash was such a cute idea - I bet she love those and is still wearing them around the center!!!

bee blessed

Linda said...

What a wonderful day you all must have had. Good for Becky and happy birthday.

Bernadine said...

What a lovely thing to do for your grandma. So fortunate that you have her and vice versa. Looks like it was a great party.

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

Happy birthday Grandma Becky! how I wish my Grandma Ramona is still around. This post made me miss her sooo much! you are both lucky to have each other, and definitely, this is worth celebrating about!!!!!