A sweet surprise…

Once upon a time there lived an amazing woman; cook, house keeper, cleaner, doctor, nurse, chauffeur, banker, teacher, nuturer, disiplanarian….

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My Mother is AMAZING! So last Sunday, after months and months of planning, I threw her a surprise 60th birthday luncheon. Gathering all our close family in one room to celebrate her birthday was a task and a half, but it was well worth all the texts, emails and telephone calls!

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At the end of the meal I unveiled a candy table full of her favourite sweeties. I knew we wouldn’t need any more food after a gorgeous three course lunch, but I thought it would be nice to give everyone a little personalised goodie bag to take home.

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For weeks I googled ‘candy table’, reading other peoples advice, their do’s and dont’s. I must have looked at hundreds of images of elegantly dressed tables with jars of coloured sweets and cupcakes.

Once I had decided on a pink theme, I set about gathering bags and boxes of Mum’s favourite jellies, chocolates, boiled sweets and marshmallows.

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I ordered personalisedย candy bags and jar tags from etsy. I bought matching raffia ribbon to tie around the candy jars.

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The jars came from The Glen House pantry; having chucked them in the dish washer, I wrapped raffia around them and hung the personalised tags.

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We had chocolate covered brazil nuts, mini eggs, walnut whips, marshmallows, wine gums, haribo jellies, army and navy cough sweets, rhubarb and custards, oooh and ferrero rocher’s!

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I set out the pretty jars of sweets at the luncheon, alongside a framed note, candy scoop and candy bags.

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It was a delightful to watch the table being raided by the family.

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“Happy 60th Birthday Carol” candy bag

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I wrote a personalised thank you note, inviting everyone to help themselves to Mum’s favourite sweets.

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Ssssh, these ones were mine….

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Happy 60th birthday Mum!

Melissa xx

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28 thoughts on “A sweet surprise…

  1. No, I LOVE it.It’s really, really sweet and loving; and your mama must’ve been so thrilled she could scarcely speak, Melissa !
    Not to mention the rest of the family !!! [grin]

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  2. Happy (belated) birthday to your mom, Melissa! The table looks amazing with all your efforts and planning. I’ve always wanted to throw a party with personalized treats and decor, but am such a poor planner. You’re motivating me! Happy Sunday!

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