Thursday, February 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Anita!!!!

Today we're celebrating one of the most lovely people I know. Anita Raffo! You know her, you love her, and we all love to visit her sweet blog: mypapercraftworld. So take a minute or two out of your day, party along here, then pop over and wish her a happy birthday!

While she lives in a place where winters are not terribly snow packed, by this time of year I'm sure Anita would like to be someplace warm and relaxing. So that's where we're going to party...

Now I'm pretty sure we could all fit in a resort that looks like this

Relaxing - Resort - Spa - Private Island Beach and a Water Park at Las Casitas Village in Puerto Rico:

We'd sit at pretty tables on the beach...

.:

A few drinky-poohs to toast the birthday girl

Made with blue curacao, vodka and grapefruit juice, it’s an easy-drinking, slightly sweet/tart, bright Caribbean blue cocktail.:

Beach Martini--a delicious sea blue cocktail perfect for summer |11 Magnolia Lane:

Flirtini - sparkling martini made with vanilla vodka, champagne and pineapple juice. | willcookforsmiles.com:

Naturally, we'll need some party food too

Beach Wedding Cookies:

Strawberry Shortcake Macarons - The Beach House Kitchen:

How to Organize a Beach-Themed Bridal Shower - Beach Wedding Tips:

Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers with Cream Cheese - printable recipe http://thegardeningcook.com/phyllo-cup-crab-appetizers/:


Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Cajun Cream Sauce | http://cookswithcocktails.com/bacon-wrapped-scallops-with-cajun-cream-sauce/:


Some special sandals for our birthday girl

so cute !:


And something to hang on the wall where she'll see it and smile, even in the deepest darkest part of winter


Sharon Nowlan original work with sea glass and by PebbleArt, $120.00:


While my card for her has some summery colors, it isn't exactly beachy. But it is something I think she'll like. CAS with pops of color.


My dear friend. May your day be all about the things you love. Celebrate today and know that from far-away places, we're celebrating you too. May God richly bless your birthday and the upcoming year. You are a treasured friend. Bisous, bisous....




23 comments:

Hannelie said...

Events coordinator extraordinaire . That is you Bev!
Anita is going to enjoy her special party for sure!
And her card... oh my ... it's lovely!
Hugs and best wishes form far away!

Ardyth said...

Another lovely party, Bev - she will love it! I love how your card reflects the tropical feel of your party location and goodies!

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to Anita. I'd love to come to one of your parties Bev. Barbxx

cm said...

Oh my...the resort, the food, the snorkeling cake, the gorgeous bracelets...once again, you're shining in your role as the ultimate party planner! And the grand finale - your lovely Anita-esque card - is sheer delight! Anita will love x love your resort party, as do I! I'll be over as soon as I pack my swim suit *grin* Missing you oodles!
Hugs~c

Susanne Vargas said...

Ahhhh! I have said it before but I have to say it again: You throw the best parties! I am sure Anita will enjoy every detail you thought of as well as your lovely card!

TK said...

What a great party! Location, food, fun and presents - that card is pretty amazing too!

Anita in France said...

Bev, my lovely friend, I'm overwhelmed! What an awesome party ... every little detail ... from the tropical location to the awesome beach setting, from the delicious food (the lobster!!!) and sweet treats to those refreshing cool drinks, and from those beautiful gifts to your wonderful words ... it's all so perfect! Thank you soooo much ... you made my birthday so special ... and warmed my heart! Your card is a CAS beauty ... not only on screen ... but here, on the mantle that I'm looking at as I type. It arrived this afternoon (perfect timing!) ... and it's even more splendid IRL ... thank you! Miss you heaps ... big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh how did I miss this and to celebrate dear Anita! Noting less than a beautiful party for Anita, with so many gorgeous pictures! Happy Birthday Anita! I should have remembered!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sorry I'm just getting around to thanking you for the party, Bevie. I was here in plenty of time, but after the oysters and one of those blue drinkie poos, I walked over to the end of cabana and fell asleep in one of the chaizzies. It felt so good. You throw the best parties! Now I'm awake and refreshed and bedazzled by your perfect CASlicious cards for our perfect French friend!! Love it! Miss you and thanks for all the fun today!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

I've said it before and I will say it again, you throw the best parties Bev! I love the location, party foods and presents for Anita. Fun, fun, fun! I've sent my birthday wishes to Anita this morn. Now I will thank you Bev for throwing an amazing party for Anita! Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

Ahhhhh ... I've saved your post for the very last of my day, Bev... fabulous party, fabulous guest of honor! This party? It's what my dreams will be made of ... sweet dreams, and thank you! xx
=]

Petra Swart said...

What a party, Bev!!! What a fabulous location ...what wonderful eats ...what wonderful drinks ...perfect gifts for the sweet party girl ...and to end it all the perfect CAS card for Anita!!! Loved the party and LOVE your card!!!! Your parties are the best!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Hugz

maria f. said...

Shame upon me, better scurry over to A's blog and leave her some love. YOU are THE best party coordinator. I am gaga over this classy, blue shindig. Oh that beach glass. Great job, dearie. AND, great job over at LIM, your tumbling numbers was a winner as it should be!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Aw, what a lovely tribute! You are a wonderful event planner and you seem to have executed beautiful details! I love your CAS card for Anita, perfect like all of her beauties! Thanks for such a fun shindig!

Geri said...

Another amazing soiree dear friend! Love all the soft shades of pretty ocean blues and aquas! I really, REALLY wish we could all be lounging around that sa-weet pool, sipping on some tasty Caribbean-ish drinkie poohs!

Really cool card too that follows right along with another shade of blue! Tons of white space and fabulous tidy, graphic flowers! Definitely an Anita style card!

Tracey McNeely said...

My dear you know how to throw an awesome party! All the images co-ordinate and what a blast we all had. Topped off with a fantastic card for Anita!

lostinpaper said...

I don't think anyone will be walking upright out of this party lol. All those wonderful drinks and eats and such a fab card to boot!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...I always love coming to the parties you put on. You are the party planner of blog land and I love every element! Your card is equally as sweet as Miss Anita...just so cute.

shirley-bee said...

I wanna come shopping with you, you always find the best things! Love the starfish sandals! And your pretty card for the party girl :)

Bobby said...

I'm running way behind. I hope there are leftovers. ;) Your party planning skills are amazing, Bev. If only we could all meet here IRL. Already sent my regards and card to Anita. Your card for her is one I'm sure she'll adore.

OH Babs said...

OMG what a magnificent party for one very special lady. I love the art work and the sandals how unique. May I compliment you on a grand party.

Kylie said...
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Kylie said...

Seriously, Ms Bev, you throw the BEST parties! I bet Anita treasures your thoughtfulness!

Your card is so lovely as well. Might not be beachy but it is sooo sweet!