Monday, April 11, 2011

Busy Birthday Weekend

What's better than celebrating a birthday on a weekend...celebrating three birthdays! This weekend was a pretty darn busy one. We spent Friday evening helping my aunt set-up, prepare and decorate for her sons' birthday bash. She asked me a few weeks ago to create an invitation flyer for her sons who were turning 16 and 18...and how cool that they have the same birth date?! Royal & Kingzlee are die-hard Steeler fans and so it became the subtle theme of the party and invitations.
After setting up we quickly got into preparing an array of foods and desserts which included croissant sandwiches, egg rolls, chicken salad sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, dipping veggies, chips, Steeler cookies (they were super cute), several varieties of cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, and a chocolate fountain with strawberries, shortcake and pretzels for dipping. My absolute faves were the croissant sammies and the egg rolls...delish! Ü
It didn't take long before the party was packed. I mean...Stake Conference Youth Dance packed! Lol The music was really good too. When the crazy teenagers weren't being wall flowers, they were up and getting their groove on! We had to leave before the party was over but we scored tons of food to take home because all the teenagers were too busy trying to be "cool and cute" to eat. Haha Lucky for us! Ü

On Saturday we had dinner plans to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my besties (specifically my sisters best friend) Verona! I got together with Verona and Gloria that afternoon to make cupcakes for the dinner party. I created the invitation a few weeks before and whipped up some matching cupcake wrappers on photoshop for the cupcakes. Ü They turned out great!
Fred had to work that evening so it was a bit of a bummer having to fly solo, but it's hard not to have fun when you're in the company of awesome friends and family. Ü We met at a Japanese Restaurant-Ichiban. The restaurant actually use to be an old church! The sat us in an upper loft area where we sat Japanese-style on pillows. They cheated a little bit because there was an open area underneath the table where we could stretch our legs. Lol The decor was really cute and the restaurant still had a few hints of the little chapel it use to be. I had steak and some sushi that was pretty good. After spending some time laughing and chatting, we sang "Happy Birthday" to the birthday girl before having a few photo ops and heading back home. It was a great evening and I think the only thing missing was having my sisters there to join in on the fun. We love you Verona...Happy Birthday!