Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday Surprises

Last Wednesday I celebrated my 40th birthday and what a wonderful day I had, receiving lots of gorgeous gifts from my family and friends and a few surprises too, including this gorgeous cake hand delivered by my cousin Donna.

I'd been saying for ages I wasn't going to plan a party, especially after the kitchen renovation, and I have two trips to Australia coming up later this year (more about that another time) so I was happy just to have a few glasses of bubbles and Indian takeaways for tea:) I had no idea that Glenn, Mum and Donna had been plotting for ages, organising an afternoon tea with some my friends and family. Donna had bought everything with her - the cake, decorations and all the food, she is a great party planner that girl :)



Beautiful flowers from Miss H


This lovely bunch was from my parents and in-laws


This glass was just perfect for my bubbles!


Donna had made this neat canvas for everyone to sign.


The birthday celebrations were continued on Saturday as Hannah, DH and I went out for the day, for some shopping and then DH treated us out to lunch at Off the Track. I can see this becoming our new favourite resturant. Our meals were delicious and it's in such a lovely setting, complete with a playground and trampoline for kids.

Many thanks for the comments about our new kitchen!

22 comments:

Anette kincsei said...

Happy birthday Katrina!!! Very wonderful 40th years!!!
Hugs: Anette

Bianca said...

What a pretty cake, and the champagne glass is fab! Happy birthday :)

Melissa said...

Happy 40th, Katrina! How lovely you got surprised by all the celebrations!

ps your birthday is a day before mine though I am light years older than you! Wishing you a great start to the 40's!

Busy Lizzie said...

happy birthday

Marilyn said...

Happy B-Day!
What a great cake!
And the frame is special, what a great idea.
Beautiful flowers too.
Marilyn

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the cake and the signature frame.
x

Thoeria said...

Can't have you sneaking into the 40s like a cat burgler! :) Happy Happy Birthday! Life truly does begin at 40!

LaNelle said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration may that continue for you everyday......such a pretty cake!

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday Katrina! How wonderful to have such a LOVE filled celebration.

Anne said...

What beautiful surprises. Happy Birthday to you!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like you had a great celebration! Happy 40th and may this be the best decade of your life (so far)!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like you had a great celebration! Happy 40th and may this be the best decade of your life (so far)!

Von said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration! Hope your 40s are fantastic!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Happy birthday, your cake is amazing. Your kitchen looks wonderful, love the colours.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy 40th!!!

Carol said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Katrina--may your 40s be your best decade yet :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Looks like you had a lovely time and got some great gifts too, love the cake.

Andrea said...

A very Happy 4oth Birthday. Great gifts and cake and memories to savour.

Nicky said...

Happy 40th Katrina! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a big birthday... that is a fabulous cake too!
PS - the new kitchen in your last post looks fantastic, great colour choices.

Mylene said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Such lovely surprises!!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday ~ fabulous cake and flowers!! Sounds like a lovely time!

Maggee said...

Happy Birthday (albeit Belatedly!!) Katrina! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Congrats!

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