Scott said to me 1 1/2 years ago, when he was turning 40, that he wanted "No fuss -- No party". We celebrated by taking a trip to Club Med Bahamas, just the two of us. Which was very nice.
Perhaps I will give Scott a surprise b'day party for his 42nd!
I had family and friends over on October 13th. My Dad said it was the best party I had ever hosted. I would have to agree.
Photos taken by me, Scott, David, Marcia, Lauren and Lindsay:
I ordered my very special cake from Pink Cake Box in Denville, NJ. I love Prosecco and ordered a bubbly theme!
I took so many pictures of it. I couldn't get enough of it!
The bottle and ice cubes made of sugar!
The bucket was made of styrofoam.
I should have kept wearing my camera because, at one point, it got in Scott Babe's way and he hid it in a kitchen cabinet!
We ate well!
I had the party catered by CulinAriane.
Shown above is oven roasted tomato bruschetta and bacon wrapped dates. We also had Empanadas; Tequila shrimp with avocado cream; Kalamata black olive, sun-dried tomato and goat cheese in phyllo cup; Jumbo lump crab cakes, grain mustard sauce; Mushroom, Finlandia Swiss cheese tartlet drizzled with truffle oil; Miniature reuben sandwiches.
Jeff, Marie, Mariah, Lauren
It meant so much to me that so many friends and family members were able to celebrate with me. Especially my in-laws, Marcia & Jim, pictured above. ♥
My rum punch was a hit! But I see that my ice ring would have been prettier if I did the first layer with the fresh thyme instead of the peaches! Oh well! One more tidbit, I ran into friend Linda in Upper Montclair as I was on the hunt for peach liquor! :-)
My niece Tarissa, brother David, sister-in-law Renee;
My mom, Michele, and my second cousin Mickey (engaged)
Me with Luly and Lindsay ♥
I had over 200 Kodak moments shown on our TV! My cousin Christi couldn't make it so this shot that David took meant a lot because it's of me in my overalls (after party of Christi's wedding!!) being held up by Christi and her husband Darvin. hehe
Mariah, Matt, me and Lauren
"The Lady in Red" as my girlfriend Lisa in Cincinnati says of Mom! :-)
Ridley, Scott; Scott Babe, Darbe
Stacy and me; Heidi and Marie
My Dad and Father-In-Law, Jim
Chrissy, Mike; Heidi, Jeff
Mariah, Lauren & Matt (the sign taped to our cabinet gave our guests a heads up that they could choose songs from their iPhones from Scott's iTunes playlist!)
Marie, Heidi, Lindsay; Frank & Yvette
Luis, Cathy, Marcia, Eva, Stefan
Mike and Rachel
Stephanie and her 9 1/2 year-old-daughter, Tara
Scott Babe, Chrissy
Luis, Cathy and Marcia
Mr. & Mrs. Robinson, Kelly; Michele, Matt, Mariah, Lauren, Lisa
Tarissa, Stacy, Mike, Rachel, Chrissy, Scott, Ridley, Jeff
I'm taking a few shots before blowing out the candles!
Stefan, Eva, Yvette, Frank, Scott Babe, Kelly, Tarissa, David
Lisa, Michele, Mariah, Matt, Rachel
Lauren's fantastic instagram!
I made a wish!
Let's slice this open!
Lucky for me, Michele graduated from pastry school! ♥
She knew how to take this piece of art apart and slice! The cake was pink velvet with chocolate butter cream filling.
Thanks to Mickey & Michele, we also had Georgetown cupcakes! ♥
Chrissy, Kelly; Mike, Michele
Happy 40th to me! THE END!