Monday, August 01, 2011

What a Party!!!!!! (Pink Suitcase Chronicles #40)

When my sis and her husband were invited to a very BIG birthday party in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and he couldn't go I got to be her "stand in" date! And what an amazing party this turned out to be. We loaded up Pink (and her Blue) in the trunk and off we went. Due to privacy of the birthday individual, I won't mention his name, but here you can see his house (mansion) and the lovely party invitation. The theme of the party was

In usual "sister style" we had both brought nearly the same dresses (black) to wear to the party with shawl wraps the same color (cream) as well - luckily I had also packed another choice to wear so we didn't look like twins at the party...but here you can see our shoe choices we selected beforehand. Isn't it uncanny that we can shop separately and still come to choose clothes nearly identical? (However, you can still easily distinguish who's who based upon one who tans and one who doesn't.)

Here we are enjoying our specialty blue beverages that were very very delicious. And here with are with "Elton John" in his younger life. "Wolfgang" was in an especially happy mood. No REQUIEM feelings for him tonight, that's for sure!
As one who enjoys a barbershop quartet.
these four certainly sang harmoniously.
(It's the house in the background that is miniature-sized, not the singers.)
"Tina" and "Cher" were looking groovy.
"Lady Gaga" was outrageous as usual.
But enough talk about famous people...let's eat!
Tents and tables were set up all over the grounds of the mansion. Each area featured "picnic" food which far surpassed any picnic I've ever attended! Flowers in each area were spectacular.
The food - oh the food.
At dusk,we entered a specially-created concert pavilion for a night of music by Chicago music newcomers and legends. Ever hear of the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET? They were the headline entertainers and they gave an a.m.a.z.i.n.g concert.
Can you feel the magic in the air?
Following the concert, the crowd sang "Happy Birthday " to our host. He's the one in white in the middle of this picture.
By now it is about 11:00 PM and we are escorted to the waterfront for fireworks
and desserts in this tent.
Again, a.m.a.z.i.n.g. And the first "pie bar" I've ever encountered.
See those horizontal lights in the background? They were boats in the lake enjoying the
fireworks from the other side - hello, Darilyn!
All too soon the party was over. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, to be sure. Now I know just a little bit what it would like to be royalty. Perfect for a night. However, the glass slipper still fits this working girl just as fine today when I am back in "real life."


Katie said...

Wow, Deb! Is this THE party in Lake Geneva that EVERYONE wants to go to every year? A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

simplicity said...

Umm wow! That is SOME birthday party!!!

Sarah said...