Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mr. B big 4-0!!

The invitation was inspired by an idea my sister Katia had for our dad's 60th birthday party a couple of years before - big faces on little bodies :-)  She helped me "build" Mr. B's figurines, since I am less than a novice with any photo editing software...  It was really fun to make - and even more fun to have my husband pose for the shots!

Let the party begin... with a cheese plate, some grapes and crackers
Shrimp with Catupiry Cheese & Cachaça ready to go in the oven
Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Falafel with Tahini Sauce
Mini Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde
Wine, wine, wine... in all shapes and forms
Parmesan-Black Pepper Biscotti with Moutarde à l'Ancienne
Salmon-Chive Mousse Cups
Homemade Hummus & Pita Chips. Corn and Lentil Nuts in the back
Palmiers - Anchovy Cream, Basil Pesto & Sundried Tomato Pesto
Silver confetti sprinkled on the black tablecloth
The "Salad Bar": Mixed Greens with Roasted Pears, Gorgonzola & Candied Walnuts, Curried Chicken with Raisins & Cashews, and Orzo, Spinach, Sundried Tomato & Pignoli Salads
Thai Chicken Salad served on a tasting spoon
I personalized some cigar labels with the husband's picture and the saying "Rolled in 1969".  Again, my big sis Katia was the one who helped me create the design for the labels

The cigars were a gift from my dad, and came directly from Brasil
I forgot to take a picture, but on the beverage table, next to the cigars, there was a bowl full of breath mints that read "Fabulous 40" and one with Engov, the Brazilian magic solution for hangovers :-)
Take-out boxes to fill with yummy leftovers...

Pictures of the birthday "boy" at different ages were hung throughout the house...
...using metal clips and rod (for hanging curtains) from Ikea
...and displayed as a centerpiece for the table
And last, but not least... birthday candles in Roman numerals spelling "40", and not "extra large"... the running joke of the night :-)

Para uma versão em português da festa, clique aqui.


  1. Seja bem-vinda ao mundo da Blogosfera! Sucesso! Tenho certeza que vou adorar seus posts assim como os da sua irmã. Bjs Ana Paula Carneiro.

  2. Obrigada, Ana Paula! Eu já tinha te "visto" no chá entre blogueiras, e amei as cadeirinhas-marcadores de lugar, que aliás, foi um dos meus detalhes favoritos!


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