On November 25th we held a 50th Anniversary party for my inlaws. People came from all over - including a few I was hoping might not come! We booked a private room in a restaurant and they did a great job of catering to my every whim, moving tables and chairs until I was happy and keeping the vodka flowing in my direction!
The dessert table all set up before guests arrived and
starting sticking their hands in the bowls.
Thank goodness they got married in December
when it's easy to get gold balls!
The cake. The cake of my nightmares. Long story but after hours of discussion with the decorator about what I wanted this is what she came up with...nothing really like what I described and showed her photos of. The hedgehog and oak leaves are good...it's the right tartan...but the rest...hmm. Oh and since she messed up the first cake she had to make a second one with less than 24 hours to go. Everyone tells me I should be a party planner but this situation is exactly why I could never go ahead with it - my area just doesnt have quality vendors I can trust and count on. Anyhoooooooo my inlaws had no idea what the cake was supposed to look like so they loved it.
The first cake had red around the bottom...
it's like she thought it was a Christmas cake.
The hedgehog is MIL's clan symbol and the oak leave is FIL's.
Oak leaf cookies I had shipped up from the US.
If only we had great bakers here!
Thank goodness for the Scottish bakery! When I placed an order for 50 meringues they asked what the occassion is and when I told them it's for a 50th anniversary they offered to tint them yellow for me! These are MIL's favourite treat!
FIL's favourite treat - Poppycock.
I feel like I need to wash my mouth out with soap.
The favour boxes and coffee service
I peeled the labels off of dozens of Fererro Rochers!
Pacokeco did all the labels, stickers, invitations etc
for me and my inlaws loved all of it!
Thank goodness that's over with!
Have a fabulous day!