Tuesday, October 01, 2013

They Say It's My Birthday!


For once, I am not running away for my birthday. There is no woodsy escape near the foggy beach for me. It's a place I love and will visit again soon...but not today. Today, I decided to be brave and throw myself a cocktail party. To see what impressions I've made over the last two or three years and who shows up. Something I have not done since I was a child and well, back then, my mom threw me parties that I was too shy to enjoy. I'm excited to have my little gathering of 20 close friends and acquaintances at a fun little bar in the city to celebrate being a year wiser over yummy cocktails! Oh my, but there's so much to do! Hair to flat iron, makeup to put on, false eyelashes to have fun with, fun outfit to pick out, delicious St. Honore Cake to collect and devour...with friends, of course. Thank you for stopping by my little space in blogland to celebrate with me. I'll share how it all went when I can! Love and hugs...

45 comments:

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday, Valerie! ♫♪♫

I am so happy to hear about your little party tonight--I'll be thinking of you... Cheers--and here's to a wonderful year ahead :)

Hope your birthday is a most special day--you deserve it! Hugs to you, my friend!

Stitchinowl said...

Happy Birthday Valerie! Hope you have a wonderful party tonight...you deserve it!
Carolyn

Kate N said...

Happy birthday! Have a mojito for me :D

Christina said...

That sounds like a lot of fun - wish I could make it! ;0) Have a lovely time. I think you and I may now be the same age...!

Lanie said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie! Have a wonderful time celebrating you!
Cheers!

meggie said...

Happy birthday Valerie!
Your blog is lovely (:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Many happy returns Valerie, have a wonderful day.

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday Valerie!! Have a wonderful time at your party tonight . I sounds like so much fun . You deserve it ! Thinking of you fellow stitcher, Jennifer from Canada

Erica said...

Happy Birthday Valerie!
Today is my sister's birthday too!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, Valerie! Have a wonderful party to celebrate!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday, Valerie! I hope your get together is a lot of fun! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Valerie! I hope it's a blast!

Colleen said...

Today is my B'day, too!! If I were there I'd be joining your little party...haha :) Have a great day :)

LoriU said...

Happy Birthday!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!! Here's to an awesome day and party for you!!

(I'll have a Mojito, thanks. It's not the most elegant drink out there but, damn, is it tasty.)

ariadne said...

Happy birthday to you!Enjoy the day!AriadnefromGreece!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

How fun!!!! Happy Birthday, Valerie. Hope you have the best year ever!!!

Terri said...

Happy birthday!!

Dee said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderfully festive night.

Cath said...

Happy Birthday .
hope you have a great time x

Daffycat said...

Wishing you the happiest birthday you've ever had!

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy!

SandraRee said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you're going to have fun.

RuthB said...

Many returns of the day to you, Valerie. I'll raise a glass in your honor down here to the south.

Have a wonderful festival as the precursor to a fantastic year!

Barb said...

Have a very Happy Birthday!! I hope your party is a huge success!

Natasha said...

Sounds fab!!! I am sure you know how much I wish I was back there celebrating with you!!! I am wishing you a beautiful birthday. This birthday, I wish you abundant happiness and love. May all your dreams turn into reality and may lady luck visit your home today. Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest person I know.

Pam in IL said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your evening with friends too!

Barbi said...

Happy Birthday! A party at a fun little bar with a group of friends sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your birthday. Very Cosmo! :)

Lisa said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday party! You totally deserve it!

Myra said...

Happy birthday! Enjoy your party!

Blu said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have an amazing day!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Valerie!!!!! Enjoy your party and have a wonderful time!!!!

Lois said...

Hope you had a wonderful party! Belated happy birthday!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope your evening was wonderful!

Annie said...

Happy birthday!

cucki said...

Happy birthday dear x

Julie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Valerie, I hope you had a very special time celebrating with your closest friends.

Andrea said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great time!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hope everything went better than expected - and that you're still celebrating! Happy Birthday!

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday Valerie, sounds like a really sophisticated birthday. I had planned to do something similar this year, too (I am 55 on the 11th Oct) but now with my Mum being so ill I am giving up on my birthday altogether!
I hope that it all went well but I must ask one thing. What is a St Honore cake?

Meari said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope your birthday was a smashing success.

ricketyjo said...

oops, sorry I'm late but hope that you had a wonderful birthday and a great time with your friends!

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Valerie!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Valerie!!! Your cocktail party sounds like a lot of fun! Getting dressed up is also fun :D I hope you had a smashingly good time! xoxo

Tammy said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday-hang in there!