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.
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.
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.