The Gift of Friendship and a Kickass Drink
As you all know by now, this week marks my seventeenth anniversary of my thirtieth birthday. To celebrate, I'm inviting all my friends to hang out and enjoy the party!
I love getting gifts. It's true, I really do, but there's something I love more than getting them and that's giving them. This party, while on the surface is meant to celebrate my *cough* many years of life, is also my way of giving back. Get to know some of these great people who have touched my life in more ways than I can count. If you've never been to their blog, check them out and you won't be disappointed.
Enough of the mush, it's time to party!
First up, I want to introduce you to a new friend I made on Twitter ~ his name is Brian B. Baker and he's super cool. He'll be manning the bar for us this week and guess what? I asked him yesterday if he could make a drink just for my birthday celebration and he said yes! Just like that, this super fab guy came up with the White Chocolate Truffle. Ooooh, yum! Doesn't that look delish? Here's how you make it:
White Chocolate Truffle
- 1 Oz. Jack Daniels (I'm liking this already)
- 1 Oz. Frangelico
- 2 Oz. White Creme de Cacao
- 3 Oz. Cream
Shake and strain into a martini glass that's been laced with chocolate syrup. Super easy, super yum! Thanks Brian for getting us all in the mood to party. Follow Brian on Twitter ~ @BB_Baker and then go check out his blog.
Barbara McDowell is spinning the tunes, that is, when she's not out on the dance floor!
HOLD the phone! We have a party crasher in our midst! Looks like Natalie's Hubby came to the party and he dressed for the occasion. Let's just say we'll all be calling him, Mr. Sparkles by the end of the night. 😉
Myndi Shafer is here and since she's about twenty months pregnant, she'll be the key keeper. Hand 'em over folks. We'll not have any drunken posting during our party!
We've got a special treat for you. Piper Bayard has agreed to do a little belly dancing for us. That is, if her partner Holmes will allow it. He's super secret, that Holmes. Has anyone actually seen him? Yeah, me either. I bet Donna Newton has. Let's ask her!
Debra Kristi is hanging out with Rebekah Loper, Angela Wallace, Marcy Kennedy, and Lissa Clouser. I wonder what they're talking about. Probably immortals and fantastical elements. We'll head over there in a minute. Oh, cool! Kate Wood is joining them. She can add her vast knowledge of the Celts to the discussion.
I hear laughter and that can mean only one thing ~ Gayle Carline is in the house!
This party is hopping, but there are still a few folks who haven't arrived yet. Oh, wait! I see Patricia Sands came with Ali Dent and Angela Orlowski-Peart. Those ladies are always dressed impeccably and are full of grace in all they do. I hope Patricia brought some of the brie she got on her trip to France. Yum, bread and cheese. Really, besides cupcakes, what more do we need?
Apparently a lot more. Bridgette Booth and Diana Murdock are loading the tables with tons of food. Kalochies, anyone? Thanks ladies! Hey, make sure you ask Diana about the awesome tattoo she got. If only I was that cool when I was younger…She's totally my favorite badass chick.
I just overheard Leanne Shirtliffe telling Steena Holmes and Ginger Calem the naughtiest joke. I think I'm blushing! I'll tell you later, when all the guests have gone home and there aren't any little ones around…
Uh, oh. Looks like Callene Rapp roped Marion Spicher into watching Full Metal Jousting with her. I wonder who Marion wants to win? My money's on Rope. Yes, that really is his name. Looks like Louise Behiel is getting on the action. Who knew she was a jousting fan!
Out on the dance floor, Virginia Ripple is busting a move to Barbara's awesome tunes. I see Sara from Stories and Sweet Potatoes has joined her. Those ladies can rock! Wait, is that, yes, I think it is! Nicole Basaraba and Ingrid Schaffenburg managed to get Emma Meade out there, too!
Kristy K. James and Traci Bell prefer to hang out on the comfy couch enjoying their drinks, but did you see those score cards? They're rating the dancers. Awesome idea, ladies! I think they only have the number 10, because that's what everyone's gotten so far.
Lena Corazon showed up with her favorite Hugh Jackman movie. I mean, movies. HJ Marathon!!
What an amazing party! I hope you got a chance to make some new friends today. Check out their blogs, follow them on Twitter, friend them on Facebook, whatever it takes to keep this party going.
Much love, my friends.