A few decorations
Some popsicles for grownups, yummy!!
A little 'real' food before we hit the dessert table
Oh! Wait! We've already arrived at the dessert table??!! Mmmmmm...
And a few birthday cake choices!
Now, we move onto the present portion of our party
Just what every birthday girl needs....!
Just what every birthday girl needs....!
Can't forget a little something for the Hammie..this one is for when Darnell wants him to take off by himself
And this one is for when she wants to take him wherever she goes! How funky are these Hamster Wheel shoes????!!!!!
And if I had won the lottery, I'd give Darnell a vacation to Greece. *Sigh* She might even want to take the Mister. Or just craft supplies. Or both.
Whew! Did you all make it through the party portion? Hope so! And of course I have a little card for the Delightful Miss Darnell:
In our birthday girl's honor, all the stamps, flower die and banner die are NBUS! Saved 'em a little just for your card dear friend. They're all LF with a variety of inks.
So Darnell, Happy Birthday. I am very blessed to call you "friend." Your kindness and generosity nearly overwhelms me at times. It's funny how across the miles, we have become such good friends, and for that I'm very grateful. I hope that your special day is filled with only wonderful things and that you're surrounded by those you love most. You are a treasure. Happy Birthday!
Since I used the sketch from Seize the Sketch, I'm going to link this up there too. Love the way this turned out, so thanks to Lee Ann for this fun sketch!
Yay! I arrived first at the party!!!
And I can't decide where to start, cake or drinks!?
A fabulous party and a great birthday card to go with it!
Love you Bev!
You throw a great party Bev! Thoes hamster shoes are amazing LOL
HAMSTER SHOES! And a hamster princess carriage?? You didn't forget a single detail, Bev. I love love love love this post :D What a super sweet card too - I love that rainbow of flowers!
Brilliant party, cant wait to try the pink cake with the gold icing, you really have gone sll out for this party. Thanks for the invite
Ooops I forgot to say I love your card, its so bright and colourful, love it.
I was SO looking forward to the party here - your are the bestest hostess! Pop, fizz, clink - here's to you and Ms. Darnell! And please save some of those macaroons for moi.
Wow, this is a party to beat all parties! LOVE those grown-up ice lolly drinks. And the hamster coach and shoes - unreal - you're so thoughtful ;)
Love your cheery summer flower card too!
What a fabulous party for Darnell and a little extra celebration for Hammy. Her card is stunning Bev!
What an amazing party Bev. Darnell is just going to love it!!! Hammy's going to love it too..... hehe.
I love the way u celebrate the birthday parties, from decorations, cake to food all is perfection and to top it all your colorful happy beautiful card :)
I love the stamped flowers on ur card and how sweet of u to make this party happen for this wonderful lady. Thank you for inviting me over !
One thing about a virtual party - no calories, no hangover. Love the images, especially the ones for Hammy. The card is adorable.
Bev you are the best kind of friend... thanks for being the hostess with the moistest =]
Hippo, birdie, two ewes, Darnell! =] Michele
You sure do throw an amazing party, Bev!!! Love all the images, the ones for Hammy sure brought a smile to my face. :)
Your card is beautiful!
Bev you are a master "party planner." Everything is perfecto and Darnell will be so pleased with all the hard work you and Ardyth have done in her honor. Thanks!
You're the best - this party is a smash hit! Love your pretty, fresh card and I'm sure Darnell will too!
What a party! Darnell will be thrilled! Thanks for hosting this! Great card - love it to pieces!
Definitely a party I WANT to be at, the food and decor awesome! Love your card that is so perfect for Darnell! Thanks for hosting Bev!
Okay. Okay, I'm okay. I'm just hving to type very slowly and porpoisely because SOMEONE we all know and love is whirling around on his hamster wheel like a hamman possssed! I mean you should be in my head rigt now. I won't be surprised if it spins right ooff my neck. Stop it, I can't see this little popup box I'm tpiyg in! SETTLE!
Phew! He has NEVER, even in HOLLYWOOD, felt so loved and so becited as he did seeing the special merchandise JUST for him! Bevie, I don't know. I may start making cards now that can only be sent in shoeboxes because you have sent the Ham into mental outerspace!!
And me. Aahhh. Me feels the love so much! Thank you for hosting this magnificent party with Ardyth!!! Gosh o' mighty everyone in Blogland is going to be sick to death of my name after three weeks of NBUS all over the place and now a birthday hop to finish it off!!
I love everything!!! Every single image! I know how much time and effort goes into finding the images and finding just the right ones, too, and I appreciate so much that you did this for me and Hammy!!
Your card arrived and it's even more gorgeous in real life! I mean gorgeous!! Thank you for that, too!!
I'm off to the City in a bit for lunch and to see the play Once and I look forward to coming home this evening and coming back to the party!! Woot!
Mwah! Love you! Darnell
Wow! this is the best post ever!! what a lot of time and love went into this!! I agree with the rest of blogland! Darnell is a treasure ; )
Happy Birthday and party on!!
Great party Bev, thank you for inviting us all!Fab card you made for her too, gorgeous. I am sure Darnell will love it , Happy Birthday Dee Mwah :) Viv xx
Fun…party... Bev! May I have another cookie?
Love your simply stated birthday card. Simply beautiful, thanks for helping to put this all together and giving me the heads up. Much appreciated.
Forgot to say thanks so much for linking this with us at Seize the Sketch!
Wow--best party I've been to in a long time. I'm stuffed! Thanks so much for inviting me. Love the card, by the way--of course--sweet LF NBUS--what could be better?
Wow! You've outdone yourself again Ms. Party Planner Extraordinaire! You must have spent hours 'preparing' all the goodies!
And your card....gorgeous! I COULD NOT believe that you stamped the background - it is so dang pretty! The pop of royal blue - stunning (especially peeking through the stitches (or are they hand drawn?).
Thanks for a wonderful time! Like my girlfriend always says "a lovely lunch was served and a good time was had by all"
Oh my, Bev ... you throw SUCH a great party ... every little thing is simply perfect ... the grown up drinks, the touch of 'sensible' food and all those yummy desserts! As if that wasn't enough, you chose such awesome gifts ... love that you found things specially for Hammy too ... you really are just the BEST! Your card for the delightful Darnell is soooo lovely ... and your words are the most beautiful tribute! Thanks for so much fun, dear friend! Hugs, Anita :)
Bev, you'd really do well as a party planner! LOVE all the things you thought of for this special occasion and I'm positive Darnell is going to pronounce this the best party EVER! :)
Your card is so sweet and pretty! Love all those tiny blossoms...and the fact that they are NBUS. How appropriate is THAT?! LOL!
Thanks so much for the invitation and for making Darnell's day such a fun one!!! :)
How wonderful that you've done this for our sweet Darnell!! Love your card Bev, so sweet and happy!
Bev, this party is rockin' awesome, from the treats, to the holiday retreats to the hammie chariot and shoes! Seriously, you are so incredibly fabulous for putting on this ultra swanking party! And your card: sheer delight! I know Darnell loves every single thing in this gala it immensely, as do I! I'm feeling such a cad of late, with 'hectic' being my standard mode of operation. I'm behind in everything, so my apologies for not commenting as often as I want to! Indeed, how remiss that I didn't realize today was Darnell's birthday until I saw your post!! Naughty me!! I scurried home from work and have a card; now hoping that the clouds don't roll in before I can take a photo! Anyway, again, your thoughtfulness and warm-heartedness in doing this for Darnell: pure awesome!! Mega-nourmous hugs coming your way!
Way to go making Darnell feel so special! Love the card using the sketch too- Thanks for joining in with STS!
Well, I made it through the photos! lol I really loved all of them and even made myself hungry! ;) Your card is so sweet! Love!
Wow! What a great post! Wasn't sure if I left a comment or not...I was here earlier and got chased off my computer with thunder and lightning....but fortunately it made things (for the moment anyway) feel cooler than it was...smile.
You went through a lot of trouble here...I would go crazy if I ever walked into a party and saw all of this...I would walk out of there...with my doctor very upset with me...my blood sugar is already too high...LOL
Almost forgot...Your card is just lovely...perfect for Darnell's party.
Girl, you know how to throw a PARTY!!! Everything is so festive, so pretty and looks so yummy!! I'm so glad Darnell is getting the recognition she deserves as she's such a kind, generous and funny friend here in blogland! Thanks for having this party for her, and you rock for handling all the details :)
Bev....oh my goodness, what a wonderful party with all the yummy food and decorations and trip too I am sure Darnell feels so loved. She is an amazing lady and I feel extra blessed because she lives so close to me! Thank you again for inviting me to join in the festivities. Your card just to cute and so sweet.
Your card is so very sweet! What a great party for sure!
Astounding! Fantastic Party. Anything I might say has already been said so what they say I say. Wonderful tribute.
Oh, Bev, I'm a day late, but luckily there are much cake and yummies left, here!!! What a lovely party you have put up for Darnell!!! This is such a fun post - I really did enjoy it!!
Have a lovely day!!!
Thanks for the sweet comment. It was so nice of you to throw a party for Darnell she is such a sweet lady and your card is stunning. So colorful...
What a fun party, Bev! Thanks for the invite!
How fun! Love all the flowers on your card.
Thanks for joining us at STS!
What a fabulous post, and whilst I agree Darnell is rather special I would say you are too to do all this. Brilliant!
Sorry I missed the party - you seem to have thought of everything !!! Love those hamster shoes
What a wonderful way to celebrate such a wonderful person.
Hi Bev, Thanks for your visit to my blog & taking time to leave a sweet comment on Darnell's card. How kind of you to help celebrate her birthday with so many fun & nifty items..I enjoyed the stroll through the trip visits, prezzies & loved Hammie's pink coach & his elevator shoes. He will be a well dressed companion for Our Miss Darnell as she enjoys all the goodies. Just became your newest follower too, and will be happy to see you when you can visit me again. Happy Sunday, hope your 4th was great, and HUGS too.
Love the beautiful party that you have thrown for Darnell - we would all love to come along:) Your card is gorgeous and I am really taken by the hamster wheel in the shoe - Amazing! Have a lovely day - hugs xx
Hello Bev! I hope you are having a lovely weekend huni. I just wanted to pop on over and say thank you for the lovely comment you left for me on the card I linked up for Missy D's birthday - such a very kind thing of you to do so thank you very muchly!
Your cards are beautiful! I love the wonderful colours and those flowers are stunning!
I love all the photos of the cakes, the ice cream machine - who sells those and can I buy one in the UK lol? I also have a craving for cake now too! Thank you huni Karen xx
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