You may have noticed that we love giving each other nicknames (Evie, Feather, Peggo, etc.).
We also love personalizing every celebration and playing with words.
When we needed a theme for our little Evie Bird’s birthday, it just seemed natural that we would have a bird-day party instead of a birthday party!
The bird plates and napkins are paper (from Dollar Tree), so we pressed the paper plate between a silver charger plate and a clear glass plate.
This is our new favorite way to dress up a place setting and create a custom looking party theme. We did this for Feather’s birthday party as well.
We added a grapevine wreath on top to give each place-setting its own little “nest.”
The table was decked out in a pink tablecloth with a white lace overlay and silver candlesticks wrapped in delicate spring blossoms.
We added a lovely antique bird cage as the centerpiece.
Of course this birthday party would not be complete if we didn’t serve all of the birthday girl’s favorite treats(no matter how peculiar a collection of food items they may be!).
We whipped up one of her favorites — Rice Crispy Treats!
We made a batch of our family recipe for macaroni salad.
Our family recipe brings me right back to so very many childhood memories.
We used to have family gatherings so large that we would make the family macaroni salad and potato salad in such large quantities that we made them directly in the crisper drawers of our fridge!
Of course we had a birthday cake for blowing out candles and making birthday wishes. (I didn’t get any pictures of the delicious Chocolate Sundae cake before it was cut, because we all gobbled it up before I could snap a single picture! Here is picture of the very last piece)
We also picked up some fresh ripe strawberries, shortcake and whipped cream for making strawberry shortcakes.
Evie often tells the story of how she would have strawberry shortcake on her birthday when she was a child, and how it was extra special because strawberries were not available year-round like they are now.
Strawberries were a springtime treat that always made her childhood birthdays extra sweet!
So there you have it — Evie’s 88th Bird-day party full of birds, berries, blossoms and blessings.
Happy Bird-day to you Evie!