Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness May

It's Gifted Gorgeousness time again when we can share our crafts using any item gifted to us or our crafts we are gifting to others. This month my gifting is one large gift but it's not cross stitch it's my other hobby ..... baking. 

Jo at Serendipitous Stitching is our GG host, pop by to her blog to find the links to everyone else's giftingness. I do hope my baking is allowed Jo. 

The reason for my baking is later this month it is my Mum's 80th birthday. She will be away on a cruise so we celebrated a little early. I told her our local bowling club was having an Afternoon Tea and I'd got tickets for us all, a great idea just before her holiday. 

Well it was an Afternoon Tea ...... a surprise 80th birthday afternoon tea. Around 30 of her friends joined us and she certainly had no idea it was for her until a chorus of 'happy birthday' rang out as she entered the room. 

One of the ladies at the club did the sandwich, savouries, scones with cream catering and I baked all the cakes - it was a superb tea, plenty to go round. 

Mum's cake (I didn't bake it but I did decorate it)
Carrot cup cakes 
Lemon Butterfly cakes
Chocolate Guinness Cake (sliced at the venue)
Ginger and Pineapple tray bake (sliced at the venue) 
As well as baking Hubby and I made cards for the table that had fun facts about 1939 - top films, songs in the hit parade, how much things cost and who else was born in that year.

1939 fun facts
at little more about 1939
The room looked lovely, we borrowed some bunting from scouts, the club had some lacy table clothes and they had vintage china cups, saucers and plates. We had two tier stands for the cakes, it was certainly a great atmosphere.

Afternoon Tea Room 
Mum's place with menu and invitation
Mum and Keith enjoying the afternoon
Next month I will have some stitching to share but I hope you have enjoyed my 'other' GG, as you can see Mum certainly enjoyed her day ... once she recovered from the surprise !

Mum and her cake 


  1. Happy Birthday to your Mum :-)
    All the cakes look great, well done for keeping it a surprise!

  2. Happy Birthday to your Mum!
    What a lovely idea.
    The bowls club looks the ideal place for a party with friends and family!
    Barbara xx

  3. The cakes look wonderful.
    Also you look ever such a lot like your Mum

  4. Many happy returns! Such great things you made!AriadnefromGreece!

  5. I agree with Christine! You look so much like your Mum! And she looks fabulous for 80! What a fantastic party!

  6. What a marvelous surprise!

  7. That was a lovely surprise party for your mum. It sounds like everyone had a great time.

  8. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I'm not sure if baking counts as I didn't get to sample the cakes!
    But as it was a special birthday I will accept the post. Your Mum looks like she had a wonderful day, you always make so much effort with the party decorations and themes.

  9. The perfect celebration for a special lady, everything looks beautiful.

  10. Your baked goodies look delicious. I love the fun fact cards that you and your husband made; what a great idea. It looks like everyone had a lovely time.

  11. Great birthday party, send my warm wishes to your Mum and "Un joyeux anniversaire" (a nice cruise too). xxx

  12. What a lovely surprise! Your mum looks a very young 80. Hope she's now enjoying her cruise. :)

  13. Wow, your Mum looks great at 80! What a great party you gave her, it looked like she enjoyed herself for sure. Your baked goods look delicious, especially those lemon butterfly cakes!

  14. Aww that's awesome. Thanks for sharing.


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