Since my mom hates surprises, she decided to plan her own party so that we wouldn't be able to throw her one (in true mother fashion). She's the best cook (I dare you to disagree with me), and since everyone knows that it is her passion, she decided to have the party at a cooking school where we were all a part of making our delicious meal. We had a salad to start (we candied our own pecans...so amazing!), wild mushroom soup, asparagus risotto, and a choice of beef wellington or salmon in a puff pastry. For dessert we had bananas flambé, and of course no party would be complete without cupcakes, so we had a variety of Crumbs cupcakes. Pure amazingness.
The night was a total success, and I am so thankful to everyone who came. I know my mom had a ball, and appreciates each and every one of her friends. She deserved to be the center of attention last night, and she looked beautiful as the hostess. Love you mom! Happy early birthday! Cheers to 50 more amazing years!
|classic thyme cooking school|
|mini hostess with the mostess|
|yummy treats for all of our guests|
|brother and sister|
|happy birthday to you!|
|the party guests...30 of my mom's closest friends!|
|brother and katie|
|the horenbein clan :)|