Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A 100th Birthday Party - July 4th

I thought I'd share with you my Grandmother's 100th Birthday Party on July 4th. It was also my sister's birthday on July 4th also. By the way before I forget - I did read your well wishes to both Nannie and my sister. Nannie told me to tell you "Tell everyone Thank you very much". She was smiling the whole time she was talking to me. And my sister says to tell you Thank you too:) I knew reading to them your well  wishes would brighten their day.
Welcome to my Nannie's home:

 Every year we have always decorated red, white and blue for Nannie and my sister's birthday. But for this year my Aunt thought about what was Nannie's favorite place and foods. That was a no brainer. It's Hawaii! She loves Hawaii and has been there twice. So  - Hawaiian theme it was. My aunt ordered for Nannie some Anthurium flowers and an orchid lay. Do you see the big red flowers?  those are Anthurium's. And Nannie is wearing her orchid lay.

 100yrs old and beautiful
My aunt also had huge posters made up that were not paper but a thin and strong light weight fabric.
The photo of the poster was taken when Nannie was 91 yrs old. She was in Hawaii in 2004. In the photo below - some of her many birthday cards were taped to the door. She truly enjoyed seeing family and friends. Everyone had a great time.

 Her beautiful orchid lay flown in from Hawaii.

 Cake #1
 Cake #2

 I've never seen 100years on birthday plates before. Have you? I ask some people if they had ever been to a 100th birthday party before - no one had...This was everyone's first:)

 Nannie's favorite food is pizza. So that's was served at her party.

 My aunt cut a basket out of a watermelon. The fruit was nice and cold and delicious.

 Someone made & brought cake pops to the party. The pink ones were a spice cake and the white ones were red velvet cake. I  had a pink one and it was very good:)

A  story to share with you that I listened to Nannie talking:  My cousin Oliver had asked Nannie "During your whole lifetime - what one invention impressed you the most?" Nannie answered - "When I was 5 or 6 years old, we lived in Arizona. I remember being outside and seeing a great huge airplane fly over us. It was the first time I had ever seen an airplane. It was terrifying and exciting.
Do you remember when you first saw a rocket take off? That's how I felt."  The airplane is one of our greatest inventions to Nannie. Isn't that something? It was my honor to get to celebrate with Nannie for her 100th birthday.

 Fairy Hill by Bothy Threads Cut Thru
My progress for Bothy Threads Cut Thru Monday SAL with Debbie and Linda. I managed to get more back-stitching done and most of pink wall where a fairy is showering. There now a little window and a bottle (not labeled yet) of Moonshine. This Tinkerbell is one of my moms oldest pieces. I was with my mom when she bought her. It was in Disneyland - Castle Christmas shop in Fantasyland.
 You are most welcome to see everyone's progress in the SAL - HERE. Our weather has been in the high 80's and 90's. Still a relief from over 100 temps. Hope you enjoyed the party photos.
With Love and Appreciation - Annette


gracie said...

How wonderful to be able to share her 100th birthday. Thank you for sharing with us.

Lee said...

That was one very special event loved seeing all the photos.

Merilde said...

How lucky you are to have your grandmother at 100. She looks wonderful. What a special day, thank you for sharing.

Ellen said...

What a wonderful celebration. Your grandmother sounds like a wonderful person and someone who is fun to be around with her zest for life.

Melissa said...

How wonderful you all got to celebrate your grandmother's 100th with her! What an amazing woman - she looks great!

Gabriele said...

What an wonderful event. Happy 100!
Your grandmother looks great.
Warm wishes from Germany

Julie said...

Your Nan looks great for her age.
Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

What a fabulous celebration!! 100! Wow! Happy Belated birthday to your sister and Nannie.
Great progress on your SAL and that is a fabulous Tinkerbell :)

Unknown said...

This is amazing. What a wonderful event. 100!!!! Thanks for sharing this awesome moment on your blog.

Peggy Lee said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of the party with us! I can't believe she is 100. I hope to age that well.
I looked at all that stitching in the link you provided. Now that's an impressive bunch of stitches! I could never try something that detailed. Such beautiful colors!

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday to your nannie and sister! So cool that the airplane is the invention she was most amazed by. Love your Bothy progress too!

Vickie said...

Oh thank you for sharing Annette. My goodness! Nannie looks fabulous, really. =) What a special party.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Annette, thank you so much for sharing Nannie's special day with us. Please tell her I want to be just like her when I grow up!

Simply Victoria said...

What a special day - thanks for sharing! Your nannie is one young looking 100 yr. old lady! How blessed you all are to have her in your life.

Dani - tkdchick said...

She looks amazing for 100!!!!

SoCal Debbie said...

Happy 100th to your Nannie! My grandma is also 100 and still sharp and funny. I just visited her yesterday.

Your Fairy Hill looks wonderful! I love all the colors and details in the backstitching. I added your pic to the SAL page.

Linda said...

Nannie's birthday looks like it was a lot of fun. More great progress on Fairy Hill Annette. I just love the bright colors.


Carol said...

Oh, my gosh--your grandmother is amazing!! I would never believe she was 100, Annette--hope you've inherited her genes :) The party looks wonderful and I love that her favorite food is pizza--too cute!!

Penny said...

Looks like it was a fabulous birthday celebration! It's amazing to think of all the things she has seen happen in her lifetime.
Fairy Hill is looking good! :)

Catherine said...

So glad you shared more of the party!! Wow ~ she looks amazing ~ I never would have guessed she is 100!!! What a fun party theme too!

Teresa S. said...

I've never been to a 100 year birthday party! What fun! She looks like a good attitude is part of her secret.
Loving the progress of your work on the Lady's Workbox by Ellen.
Keep your ears peeled for someone in your guild who decides they aren't going to finish theirs. I would love to get my hands on this project!

Jackie said...

Glad you had a fantastic time Annette.
Jackie :)

Karoline said...

What a very special lady, thank you for sharing her birthday with us

Brigitte said...

What a very special birthday and what a wonderful feast. Thanks for sharing!

Kaisievic said...

Happy Birthday to your Nannie and your sister. Your Nannie looks so young for her age. The party looks like lots of fun.f

Saxo Stamper said...

What a beautiful blog post and fabulous celebrations x

Lovely sal update too

K x