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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
There was a hot bar, fruit bar, omelet station and champagne at the start of the cruise, with option to make a mimosa:
I didn’t eat too much since I ate quite a bit on Saturday.
Plus I had them scramble me some eggs at the omelet station 😀 There was live music and John and I actually cut a rug:
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:
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.
The flag was blowing, but we didn’t feel it. Maybe it was blocked by the exhaust pipes?
“The name is Bond, James Bond”
You can see why Lake George is the Queen of American lakes:
A fun weekend and I imagine we all will sleep well tonight. Happy 50th to my parents!