Weekend celebration!

This weekend marked my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Saturday was the actual day and there was a brunch cruise planned for Sunday, but Mom wanted to get together for champagne with the family on the day of. My sister and I decided to make it a little more special.  We cooked appetizers and finger foods as a dinner. There were 10 people, which was the most ever hosted at our house. I can see why people would have parties catered for more than that.

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We had meatballs, cheese pinwheels, jalepeno poppers, spinach and feta puffs, crudite tray (it has to be a fance name because there was endive on the tray), fruit, John’s crack nuts and mini calzones.  It was good to get together.

My folks – and my dad making a very rare appearance on the blog:

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We also wanted to suprise them with a special cake. Colleen and I looked at pictures and contacted Cakes by Alissa and had her work her magic.

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The bottom layer was chocolate espresso cake with raspberry filling and the top layer was coconut cake with vanilla cream filling. All frosted with almond buttercream.  After an adventure of getting the top tier off, they cut the cake:

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It was delicious! I should have taken a picture of the pieces. There was a *lot* of buttercream on this. Pretty much the perfect ratio of frosting to cake for me 😀

They were very suprised with the gathering, so that was fun.

On Sunday,  the 10 of us did the brunch cruise at Lake George:

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There was a hot bar, fruit bar, omelet station and champagne at the start of the cruise, with option to make a mimosa:

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I didn’t eat too much since I ate quite a bit on Saturday.

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Plus I had them scramble me some eggs at the omelet station 😀  There was live music and John and I actually cut a rug:

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We also dusted off our ballroom dancing moves from our wedding and did a swing dance. That was fun. We need to go dancing more.

John and my momma:

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That’s my sister in the background. We were the paparazzi!

It was a really windy day, but it was not really windy on the upper deck.

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The flag was blowing, but we didn’t feel it. Maybe it was blocked by the exhaust pipes?

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My <3
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“The name is Bond, James Bond”

You can see why Lake George is the Queen of American lakes:

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A fun weekend and I imagine we all will sleep well tonight. Happy 50th to my parents!

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20 thoughts on “Weekend celebration!

  1. Judy

    Congratulations to your parents. My husband and I will celebrate our 50th on August 27. We are having a hard time trying to decide how to celebrate. Your parents’ weekend looks special.

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  2. Helen

    What a fabulous celebration! Your parents look really delighted and that is all that really matters isn’t it?

    John errrr Bond looks quite handsome in his jacket.

    We love to dance but mostly do it at celebrations like this one nowadays. The last time Mr. Helen said we need to dance more, I told him we are going to have living room dance parties. And we do, about once a month. It’s a much nicer way to spend a couple hours rather than parked in front of the TV.
    Helen´s last blog post ..An Anniversary to Remember: Cape Cod

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    1. Lori Post author

      They were happy. My mother kept saying how wonderful everything was. They paid for us all to go on the cruise, so we wanted to do something for them.

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  3. Shelley B

    Lovely celebration, everyone looks fabulous in the pictures (I think that’s the best shot of John I’ve ever seen on your blog!), and that cake, OH MY. Such a great thing for your parents to reach their 50th anniversary and have their family around to mark the occasion. 🙂
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Eight is Great!

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    1. Lori Post author

      We actually clean up pretty well 😀 I loved that shot of John out of several I took.

      That cake tasted amazing, too.

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    1. Lori Post author

      Like I said to Helen, my parents booked the brunch cruise, so we wanted to do something special.

      Of course, my family doesn’t really need an excuse to get together and eat LOL!

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  4. Sandy

    Lovely to see you all having such a great time and what a lovely achievement to celebrate. Congratulations to your parents and wishing them many more years together. I love how the lake seems to be a recurring feature in your life.
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  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Happy Anniversary to your folks! I just love the pictures of you and John dancing – you both look so wonderful and happy. 🙂

    Great idea to make all the appetizers. It is a very fancy and delicious looking spread of food… although I’m distracted by the cake. I want cake now!!

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  6. Lori's Mom

    Lori, I’m sending thanks to your blog readers who sent congratulations to Dad and I for our 50th anniversary. It was a wonderful weekend. Thank you again for all that you and the family did.

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