Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Surprise!!! Happy Birthday Anita!!!

Happy, happy birthday! It's a party, a soiree, a bash, a shindig, a celebration for our dear, dear friend Anita! WooHoo! A group of us are having a little birthday party for her today, so come on and join the fun! Here's what to do: after you finish here, pop over to Darnell's blog, and hook up to the linky party!  Several of us have been in on this little surprise, so be sure to click on the links of the other cards in the gallery too. And hey! Let's all get together for real and form a Cardmaker's Conga line!!!! It's time to party!!!!!!!!!!!

A message to the birthday girl!

Happiest of (belated) Birthdays, my dear friend. Even though your birthday was FEBRUARY 18th, you didn't think we forgot, did you?! We just didn't know exactly when it was, so when we found out after the fact, we decided we'd surprise you with a party exactly one month later. So....surprise!! You are such a sweet friend, so creative, and a blessing to me and all who love you. How wonderful to know you. May this little "birthday party" bring you joy that lasts the entire year. 

And for anyone out there who reads this blog, if you haven't visited Anita's blog, My Papercraft World, stop right here and go. I'll wait.... Oh good, you're back and we can proceed with the party! And what's a party without the proper party elements?!! Let's see...I think we should have at least one rule about how we're going to party...:

sounds about right! birthday poster change drink


Modern Mindy - Pink, Black, and Gold 40th Birthday Bash by Ruby May Designs

Sounds good to me! Though, I think I'll keep my dancing feet on the ground, lol!

Next we need some party atmosphere:

Balloons, I think, are in order!


And party decorations and food!

Modern ideas    Google http://www.modernpartyideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/annillygreen-rainbow-party-dessert-table-Modern-Party-Ideas.jpg vaizdų paieškos rezultatai

secret garden  Here is a place to have your Tea Parties.

Glass decor

pink bridal shower - Favprs too?

Bohemian Tablescape

Melon balls!!

Bite-sized portions are perfect for cocktail parties and dinner party appetizers. Collect small serving dishes or porcelain asian soup spoons.

Stacked Cobb Salad // so pretty & fresh #styling #party

Spinach & Artichoke Filo Cups // Wicked Good Kitchen #appetizer #party

Oh my goodness, I'm melllllllting! Cranberry Maple Baked Brie // Will Cook For Smiles #appetizer #party #holidays

Mini BLT Cups...this is genius!! #nibbles #lowcarb

and of course....CAKE!!!!

geometry cake

triple chocolate cake



And naturally, there must be a card. I've cased one of Anita's own beauties, as she makes the most scrumptious cards! This is her card (very difficult to choose just one...)

ATCAS 22, SSSW 18-9

So happiest of birthday my friend. Big Hugs and Party on!


Lynn said...

I absolutely adore all the party favors...and of course the sweet little banner on your card is adorable!

Shannon J said...

Oh man, I'm so glad I came to this party!! Just look at the food, the desserts, the FUN!! SO sweet and thoughtful of you to do this for Anita! Love the card - what a fun idea to CASE her for her special celebration!!

Ardyth said...

Oh my word, what a party! I'll be right over for all those goodies! Love your clean take on Anita's card - it's a perfect card for the Queen of the Day and I know she'll love it (and she'll love you for organizing this whole thing!)

JD/ Jill said...

Who wouldn't want to join the party? Just looking at all those neat pics is a treat (and made want a piece of cake...LOL) Cute cards...

shirley-bee said...

I've got to say, Bev, you throw the most fantastic party! Anita will love it, I'm sure! Love the sweet card too :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Bev, I did not know it was originally our idea to surprise ANita with a blog roll - I'll update my blog post!
Wow, what a party it is - fabulous! Great pics, great cards and thanks for doing this! Cornelia

Anita in France said...

O.H M.Y G.O.O.D.N.E.S.S! Bev, you are the sweetest ... what an amazing surprise ... I'm so stunned! THANK YOU SO MUCH (hope you heard that from here!) This is the best party ever ... I love everything about it ... chilled champagne, happy dancing on tables, gorgeous party decorations, delish yummies, awesome cake, the most delightful card ... and your wonderful and lovely thoughts and wishes. I'm soooo beyond overwhelmed ... you've truly touched my heart! Big, big hugs to you my dear friend ... Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Happy Dance this is surely a happy party!!! Thanks that I could join in the fun!!! ...and your card is so sweet!!!
Greetings from Africa!!

Darnell said...

Yay, Bevie, we did it!! I have visited all the other revelers and saved the best for last so I could come and put my feet up, but just for a bit coz I'll be dancing after I have some of that champagne!!

Thank you so much for thinking of this and for being party headquarters for the fun, food, drinks, and celebration of our sweet friend, Anita!!

Your CASE of Anita's fun card is really incredible! It captures her essence perfectly, as well as being a spot-on copyliment to her!! Big hugs, Darnell

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous party - thanks for organizing this wonderful surprise for Anita!

Joni Andaya said...

FABULOUS!!! Thank you for being invited in the soiree. Love them :)

Anonymous said...

Can we please do the conga before we tuck into all of those goodies I don't think i'll manage to dance on any tables after that lot ! what a swell party beautifully organized and executed and such beautiful words for Anita. Brought a tear to my eye so can't imagine how Anita is ! Love your card beautifully cased love that image. Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of the celebration!


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous party, thanks so much for inviting me along, it's been a blast... love those decorations and the cake, well it's only a few calories after all. ps. Love that banner holding princess, she certainly has some attitude lol!

cm said...

You are just the Queen of Awesome, Bev - you sleuthed out Anita's birthday, you paired up with Darnell to get the party going, you kept the whole event so secretive (love how surprised Anita is!) and THNE you brought all the food! You're a woman of amazing talent, amazing heart, amazing kindness, amazing...amazing-ness! And your card is 10000% perfect for Anita! Guaranteed a mega-watt smile lit up her face when she saw it, as it did for mine! Love it. Now, about those cakes...I'd like a slice of each please...yummm! You are such a gift to all of us! Hugs~c

Karen M said...

Love visitng and joining in the suprise party for Anita - what a lovely friend you girls are & I know she will love it! Looking at all your pictures I feel like I have been to a party.....yummo - hugs xx

Joyce said...

I think this might just be the best party I have ever cyber-attended. Fantastic food, drinks and entertainment. You truly outdid yourself, party planner extraordinaire. Love your card, too, and how smart you were to CASE Anita.

OH Babs said...

Dear Bev,
How sweet and kind of you and Darnell to host this surprise party for Anita.
Bless you,
Barb Roe

Judy1223 said...

Bev, what a great idea and what a fun post and what an AMAZING card!!! You are a good friend, Anita is so lucky to have you in her circle of friends!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, what a great idea and what a fun post and what an AMAZING card!!! You are a good friend, Anita is so lucky to have you in her circle of friends!

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you so much, Bev, for organizing this and also for making all these gorgeous decorations, the delicious food, and the scrumptious cakes! Everything looks fabulous including your card!

Geri said...

My dearest pal...you truly are a blessing to all of us that are fortunate to call you friend! Your post is amazing! You must have worked on this for hours....although I'm not quite sure where you found those 'hours' given your schedule for these past few weeks!

Amazing pictures! The cakes had me drooling all over the front of my shirt! I can see Ardyth using that awesome cake with the square pastel colors as inspiration for a card!

You truly are THE party planner extraordinaire! Ya think Anita was surprised? I'd say YES!!!

Geri said...

Oh My Sillyness! I hit that dang send button too quick...without telling you how amazing your CASE of Anita's card is! Considering the "castle" that she lives in, the crown totally works!!!

You are the best ever!!!

Barb Ghig said...

What an amazing celebration you have created, Bev! Thank you so much for organizing this lovely birthday party for Anita, and for sharing these lovely photos and beautiful card with us! You are a really great friend!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well I sure am ready to party, Bev!! Thanks so much for getting the party going for Anita. She can't help but feel the love. And I love your CASE of her card. Similar, but with your spin on it. Super cute paper-pieced dress!!

Jenny said...

Well you sure throw some tasty parties!!! my eyes popped when I saw that chequerboard cake :0) Fantastic take on Anita's card too. what a fab friend you are to organise such a party :0)
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Wow...do these photos put you in the party mood or what?! I'm smiling huge now. So glad you put this all together. And your CASE is fantastic! Now I want to CASE it, too. :)

Bobby said...

I'll come to party at your blog any day, Bev. What a spread! And dancing. I love dancing. Your card is a wonderful tribute to Anita and I'm sure she appreciates your thoughtfulness, as well as Darnell's.

Wida said...

casing is the sweetest form of flattery :) you are kind and sweet and Anita should be so happy to have a friend like you!

Brenda said...

Your cased card is adorable! I so love that little girl holding the banner. Love your colors and love the cute cased design! Hugs

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...thank you so much for planning such an incredible soirre for Anita. I loved looking at all the beautiful photos and the food looks so yummy!!! Your card is just as fabulous as all the party decorations, love your sweet little girl in the adorable dress, a fun way to say Happy Birthday! Thank you again for all you did to plan this with Darnell.