Stuffed grape leaves, and fancy cheeses. Goat cheese and fig jam on bruschetta. Green grapes. Some bubbly to toast. M and D brought the most drinkable wine. A secret in the carafe, a blind test. Carlo Rossi. No kidding. Beat out the pricey Portuguese wine. What do we know?
Dates and nuts in a chocolate South African pudding recipe, topped with whiskey whipped cream, created by his wife Janice. Happy Birthday to Peter. Live music at a party makes the evening rhyme. Marc on harmonica and Peter and Doug on guitar. Kim sang a number with the lyrics on her cell phone.
A fun surprise party. Well done, J.
Sounds lovely – people, food, music 🙂
Happy Birthday wishes to Peter from me as well Ruth and the photo’s are just gorgeous as usual. Great shots hon. 🙂 *hugs*
Seems like a really cool evening.
Birthday festivities- South African pudding – sounds sublime. Congratulations, Peter and blessings for the year ahead.
Happy Birthday, Peter!
Sweet! Happy birthday!
Ruth, what a treat! This is a surprise upon a surprise! You’ve created a veritable photo essay of my surprise birthday party — all of it online and looking fantastic, an hour or two after it happened! You’re amazing! Thank you!
What a great job on the party
And a good time was had by all! You guys know how to throw a party — and a surprise party, no less.
Looks like a great party. Wish we could have joined you!
Thank you for such a lovely record of the evening – Peter had a ball and your photos are the ‘icing on the cake’. It was fun to get the old ‘winers’ together again – we are all just as rowdy and opinionated as ever – no mellowing with age in this bunch!!
I don’t know any of you personally but I sure wish I did!! Peter, Happy belated 50th birthday!! Hope you have at least 50 MORE!!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Live music at a party is super fun! And a surprise party is even more so. It looks like everyone had a terrific time. 🙂