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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Party Night...

DD2 has been planning her 30th birthday celebrations for most of the last year and last Saturday night was the culmination of all that planning...the party!
It was held in a private function area upstairs in The Iceworks in Paddington. ( the site was originally the Ithaca Iceworks...a company that sold blocks of ice to householders who only had ice chests to keep food cold in the days before everyone had refrigerators...it also sold other products such as 'party ice' etc.) Ithaca Iceworks relocated and the site became this popular nightspot. 
DD2 looked stunning in her beautiful frock which featured a tulle skirt...some photos of the night...


As guests arrived, they were asked to write a message to the birthday girl on a little blackboard and then a friend of DD2, Tim, took a photo...

This couple (Pamela and Garry) remember DD2's birth very well! They are the godparents of DD1 and had come to dinner on September 19, 1984, to help celebrate DD1's 3rd birthday...they left about 10.30pm. They were very surprised when my then husband rang them at 7 the next morning to tell them I had given birth to our second daughter at 3.20am...lol! Yep! No signs of an impending birth that night and besides my due date was 3 weeks away! 
One of the cakes...

The other cake...

Cutting the cake...well getting ready to cut the cake! Lol


She was pleased with her gift from DH and I...she has loved pink since she was a little girl!

Her BF made a lovely speech about my daughter and he also thanked DH and I  in that speech for the DVD of photos that I had made...he had never seen early photos of her, so that's been remedied now.
Some of the photos and other scanned items...
Just home from hospital...

My friend Pamela with DD2...DD2 was 1!

 I still have that dress that she is wearing in the previous photo :-/ I took that little dress and some other baby garments to DD2's 30th birthday!

These items were only worn by DD2...they were no 'hand me downs from DD1.

Some of my favourite photos were scanned and burned to the DVD...


I also surprised DD2 and her BF by scanning other mementos from her childhood...
A drawing of Holly, the family cat ...DD2 drew this for me when she was about 10...

I also found an old exercise book from when she was in Year 2...
I scanned some pages for the DVD...some of her school mates were at the party...



And a note that she left under the windscreen wiper of my car when we were dealing with her 'teen years'...

Her family pet name is Demphy, as her big sister (3 years old) couldn't say 'Jennifer'...she said 'Demphaner, which eventually became 'Demphy' and then Demph!

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

What lovely memories. Happy 30th Jennifer - looks like the party was a memorable one. xox

Anthea said...

What a beautiful post Maria... & a fantastic celebration for her milestone... is it possible that her BF will become her H?!

Susan said...

what lovely memories for and DD2

Mizumatte said...

oh what a good thing to have somememobilia and what a heartwarming letter.Jaana

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

A lovely party Maria.
A very special day for you all.

shez said...

what a wonderful post Maria and your daughter looks awesome,what a wonderful birthday.xx

margaret said...

what a lovely evening and such a pretty daughter you have there

Vireya said...

Looks like it was a fun party. What wonderful mementos you have kept!