Happy 38th!

Today is my 38th birthday. Happy birthday to me! 🙂

I started celebrating yesterday already with a afternoon tea party for my family. I had the party at my parents house as more people will be able to sit together around the table there. Here at home I can fit barely 8 in the kitchen.

I made three types of sandwiches, two traditional ones–one with egg and the other with cucumber–and the last one a ham and veggie bite on rye bread which was cut into small round pieces. My mom made her fantastic lemon cake squares and I made cupcakes. As I love purple I wanted to go with that theme for the cupcakes so I put lavender in the muffin and purple sugar paste flowers on top. I also came up with the idea to put a lilac ribbon on each of the cupcakes. That was probably the most tricky and tedious thing. Hubby and I had to do a little teamwork to get them all attached nicely.

Table is all set for guests to arrive.
Table is all set for guests to arrive.
Table decorations. Wine glasses upside down with flowers and tea lights on top (not visible).
Table decorations. Wine glasses upside down with flowers and tea lights on top (not visible).
Lavender cupcakes and lemon cake squares.
Lavender cupcakes and lemon cake squares.

I love afternoon tea but I’ve never had my own party before . I’ve “only” been to The Ritz in London and Grand Hotel here in Stockholm. It was a lot of fun to have my own party and it’s definitely not the last time! 🙂

Today I met up with my parents for lunch. It’s “shrimp sandwich day” here in Sweden today and whoever came up with it couldn’t have picked a better day for it as I love everything with shrimp and in particular shrimp sandwich! So, of course we had to go to the best shrimp sandwich serving café in town.  After lunch we took a 2,5 km walk this sunny and colorful Fall day.

Best shrimp sandwich ever!
Best shrimp sandwich ever!
Love walking in big piles of leaves.
Love walking in big piles of leaves.
Beautiful Fall!
Beautiful Fall!

My evening ended with hubby’s homemade hot chicken wings. I have a cold and it has felt worse for each day the past 4 days so nothing better than to scare it away with hot wings! 🙂 And lots of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with that.

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One thought on “Happy 38th!

  1. strawberryquicksand November 12, 2013 / 10:23

    Happy birthday!!!!!!! Your celebratory food looks far nicer than mine did! hehe. Mine was boring old sausages cooked on the barbecue with fried onion, and served in bread. Then there was a cake purchased from the local supermarket…

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