Monday, August 25, 2014

My Moms Birthday Celebration

This year I wanted to celebrate my mother by throwing her a surprise birthday party. I can't believe that she is turning 60 and looks good for her age. I thank God for choosing her to be my mom. She has taught me to be the woman that I am today that no man/father could ever teach.

For her party I wanted her color scheme to be yellow, silver, white and black. If anyone knows my mother she loves bright colors that's why I choose yellow to be the predominate color. I prepped and planned for this event for about a month.

I was going to make my mom a cheesecake cake but she called me one day and said for my birthday I want you to make me a Pineapple Coconut Cake just like my mom used to make. I can never replicate the love that my grandmother put in her cakes but I wanted to give my mom the cake she requested. Instead of myself making the cake I had my daughter do it. This made it even more special for her. This was my daughter first time making a cake. The cake was 12" and three layers. It surely was heavy. But it was also delicious.

I wanted her party to be full of lite bites. On the menu we had three different types of skewers. There was Jerk, Teriyaki and Mango BBQ. We also had itslian and BBQ meatballs. I had boiled corn on the cob and baked beans. For the greens we had ceasar and regular salad. I also decided to dip some pretzels in yellow candy melts. I made cheesecske stuffed strawberries and used the left over cheesecake dip for the grapes.

The party was a success and she cried tears of joy.

Love you Mom.

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