Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Kim!!!! WooHoo!!!

Today is Kim's birthday. Let's all celebrate her special day. Have you been blessed enough to meet her in real life? I wish you all could. She is one incredible lady, let me tell you! We got to spend a week together at the Lake House in Minnesota, and what a wonderful time we had! She's funny, sweet, nice as all get out, and like me, loves baseball! Take a minute or two to stop over at her blog, Cupcakes, Cards and Kim to wish her a happy birthday. Then come back here and party along with us! Let's go:

Here's where we'll meet up:


Between the beach, the house, and the boardwalks, we should all fit!

Some appetizers to get us started...

How to set up an outdoor buffet in a canoe || Simple Bites #entertaining #buffet:

A drinky-pooh or two...

Julia Lake Parties - Champagne cocktails with edible flowers were served as welcome drinks in Port Jervis, New York. Event Designer: Julia Lake Parties Venue: Cedar Lake Estates:

Adorable idea to chill beverages for reception -- Bronson Boat Cooler | Pottery Barn Nautical Wedding Decor; #Nautical Wedding Decorations: Boat Ice Cooler; Summer Wedding Ideas; Nautical Wedding Ideas #NauticalWedding:

A few yummy treats...

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Having a girls night, or need a quick dessert for a party?  The Cannoli Dip recipe below is sure to be a hit.  Pair it with your favorite bottle of wine and set of wine charms, and you've got quite...:

Perfect for summer :):

Chocolate Orbit Cake:

White Chocolate Cranberry Cake:

Oh, and what's a birthday party without a birthday cake (or two or three)?

Lovely Victoria sponge cake. This looks yummy. Please check out my website thanks.

omg i love this so much. this would be so cute for a party at the lake!:

Poppy Cake:

That last one is pretty cool, isn't it?! I think she'll like that one best of all! So now let's see what presents the birthday fairy brought!

First up is a caddy for sewing supplies. How slick is this?!

Looking for your next project? You're going to love Undercover Maker Mat by designer lillyella.:

A little something "Mickey."

DIY: Mickey Mouse inspired earbuds case / coin purse:

A comfy chair for relaxing in between projects

Swoon Quilt - Just downloaded the pattern - time to use up those pink & green fabrics I have so many of.  #pinitsewit:

A pretty blouse that will go with any color sweater

polka dots:

An outfit just for fun!

Yellow + Grey + Navy by casuality on Polyvore featuring Gianvito Rossi, STELLA McCARTNEY and plus size dresses:

A birthstone ring.

aquamarine. I would be perfectly happy with a unique engagement ring such as this.:

And last but not least, sky box tickets for all this season's games between our favorite teams. Naturally, airfare and four-star hotel accommodations are included!

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants @ AT Park (San Francisco, CA):

I made a little card, too. Festive, and perfect for her birthday.

So my dear friend, I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are. May this coming year be the best one yet! Eat cake, go out to dinner, and spend the day exactly the way you like! Celebrating you, sweet Kim! Happy Birthday!! xo

Happy dances everyone!


Aileen said...

Wow Bev you really know how to chuck a party. Can you throw me one when its my birthday, nothing fancy mind you.
Wonderful card Bev, bet she loves it.

Kylie said...

Hi Bev, wow!! What a wonderful birthday post for Kim (please, please link up over at my blog where I am holiday a surprise linky for her).

May I please come to the beach house? Just let me pack and get on my flight and I will be there! xx

Kylie said...

*holding NOT holiday!! xxx

Marybeth said...

I just knew you were going to have beautiful, thoughtful pictures for Kim's party and you didn't disappoint! Beautiful and happy ,birthday card!

Birgit said...

Your post is a true gift in itself for Kim! I loved it and I'm sure she will too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well you certainly know how to throw a PARTY! ;) -- The location is TO DIE FOR! HB to Kim and congrats to you for a fun party

Darnell said...

I'm afraid your card got a little bit dwarfed by the best birthday party thrown in Blogland in FOREVER, Bevie!!!!!!!!!!!! Kim so deserves this! And your card, too, which is adorable and perfect swirling with cupcakes! Well done! Cheers and miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

P.S. That house? Seriously?!!!! Now you've made the Lake House seem like a Lame House, hahaha!

Susanne Vargas said...

Fantastic party, location, food, and gifts again! I am still full from all that birthday cake! Had to try them all, of course! And your card is perfect for Kim (did you safe that cupcake paper just for her?)

Nora Noll said...

I want to come to your party!! LOVE the fun stuff!! Your card is fabulous. Love the fun colors you used!!

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev....first thing I have to ask you is, do you have the keys to that incredible beach house??? This is just one amazing house. And your party is simply fabulous. I love everything about it!!! I know you have not been 100% so thank you so much for taking the time to put your post together. That means so much to me. I need to find that pattern for those Mickey ears, just too darn cute. Thank you again for my birthday that much more special. Miss you lots!

Lynn said...

Such a fabulous party for Kim! And I love her card. The layered sentiment is perfection!

Petra Swart said...

Fun, fun, fun, all the way, Bev!!!!! What a wonderful venue and all the lovely eats and drinks (and it's all 0 calories, hey!!!!!) What a great party and you have really spoiled Kim with some wonderful gifts (I looooooove that great polka dot outfit, but I'll go for flatties in stead of the very high heels!!!) And your card is just soooo lovely - what sweet little cupcakes and party balloons and I love the curvy pink edge - wonderful!!!
Have a great week!!!

cm said...

WOWSERS! This is one outstanding, stellar party! From the gorgeous venue, to the yummo menu (those cakes...divine!), to the gifts (I NEED that polka dot skirt outfit..really need!), to the baseball tickets (I'll be cheering our Jays this year...have to *grin*) to the AWESOME card and sweet words, you've celebrated wonderful Kim's birthday with flair and style! She's sooooo fortunate to have you in her life (me too!!!). Friends loving friends...heart-warming, heart-touching!
Hugs, love and misses~c

OH Babs said...

You put on one heck of a party Bev. I don't know what I best although the polka dot rocker is the cutest. Don't know if I could manage all the steps to the front door, is there an elevator. Kim will be thrilled with all your hard work. :) Barb

I Card Everyone said...

Two thoughts: I have the canoe, and aren't the flowers on the last cake exactly like the Doodle Buds from Wplus9????!!!!!! Yep. you have this partying thing down, my friend, and your card is really special, too!

Joyce said...

Wow, Bev. You really know how to throw a party. I am stuffed and exhausted. And, your card is wonderful--what a perfect card for Kim--with all those sweet cupcakes.

Brenda said...

I've said it before and I will say it again, you throw the best parties at the best places Bev! Your birthday card for Kim is so fun and festive. I know she will love it and her party!! Hugs, Brenda

Leigh Penner said...

Sounds like a fabulous party! And your card is so pretty and fun, too!

Geri said... sure know how to throw one heck of an awesome party! And, you ABSOLUTELY NAILED everything that Kim loves! Especially the polka dots and Mickey! I really, really like the last cake...which would be a perfect case for a card!

Speaking of card...yours is AWESOME!!! Totally festive and we KNOW that Kim is going to love the cupcakes and the 'sprinkle' background!

Love how you shadow layered the sentiment - ties in nicely with the scalloped pink border.

Tracey McNeely said...

You know that you throw the most fabulous parties Bev!! That appetizer boat is awesome!!! Such a sweet card that is perfect for Kim! Hope everything is well with you, I have been a bit off the grid this past week but trying to get back on!

Bobby said...

What's better for Kim than a card with cupcakes all over it. Perfect creation, Bev. I'm so far behind on my commenting but I did get a chance to say HB on FB. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all enjoy your fabulous party IRL?

Anita in France said...

I'm hoping this party just goes on and on, Bev ... especially when I'm so late coming by! You've thrown sweet Kim just the best celebration ... all the yummy food and drinkie poo's (that final cake ... it's a card!!)... those awesome (and so perfect) gifts ... and that house ... that house! I'd like to beam over right this moment and just start lapping it up! Miss you heaps, ma chere amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Anita in France said...

Ha ha ha ... shows where my brain is, Bev ... I hit publish before even telling you how fantastic your card is ... love that shadowed sentiment against those delicious cupcakes! Still missing you! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)