My trip down to the State of Connecticut was highly successful! I went down to celebrate my sister’s birthday, and with the help of #2 son and his sweet girlfriend, I was able to pull off a surprise party for her on her big day!
I come up with great ideas, but in this case, it would have been impossible to pull off without Tim and Erica.
My job was simple. Supply the things I could hide, and get Melodie out of her house for the day!
Me with my sister, Melodie.
Between the two of them, they decorated my sister’s house, helped me come up with a menu and Tim ordered and picked up all the food. Erica handled the decorations and she also ordered the cake!
I cannot begin to tell you what a fabulous party and meal that it was. My sister’s oldest son and his wife and their three children came, as well as Tim’s eldest son. His younger son was working.
Now here is where things got dicey. I knew that I wanted to have Eggplant Parmesan for one of the two main courses. We decided on Sausage and Peppers for the other.
I was pretty convinced that there would be a ton of the Eggplant Parm leftover (hoping!), but that entree on the buffet went quickly and there was just a small bit left at the end.
It was simply the best Eggplant Parmesan I have ever had. In fact, the next time I go down I want to order one and bring it home to freeze into sections, to enjoy over a couple of months.
Here is a picture of the Buffet Table. Isn’t it just beautiful?
The Eggplant is the first item at the bottom of the picture! My mouth is drooling like a St Bernard just looking at this!
The Sausage and Peppers were also great as was the salad and the Italian bread!
We sat out on their deck and enjoyed our meals and watched Melodie open her gifts.
Mel’s daughter-inlaw, Karan, me, her husband, Ron, and Melodie.
Everyone signed a seashell and the cake was in the center. It was the most amazing cake and decorations for a “Beach themed Birthday Bash!”
My sister is really good at doing this for everyone else, in fact, she even threw a surprise birthday party for me! So it was time for us to treat her.
Erica, Melodie, and Karan.
Mel and her two sons. Mike, left and Tim, right.
I wish I’d gotten pictures of her grandchildren, but it was a crazy happy time and I was not thinking. I will tell you that everyone had a great time and the kids were all super happy to be at a party!
Melodie and her husband of nearly 48 years, Ron.
So once again, a Happy Birthday to my beloved sister, Melodie. I wish you many, many more, and I also hope we can continue to share them together!