J & I were fortunate to be able to celebrate 50 years with BFF Mari Ann. A beautiful soiree was held at The Steakhouse in Downtown Hammond. The restaurant was closed in order for Mari Ann to celebrate with her closest family and friends.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a birthday version of a “Step & Repeat”. I am definitely copying this for my 50th. I thought it was a great idea and makes for amazing photos. I have never met a step and repeat that I did not like, so photos were snapped, and snapped, and snapped.
The interior was decorated in 50th balloons, hydrangea centerpieces, and novelty gifts such as personalized cups and koozies.
Table settings set the tone for a nice, classic soiree.
The sit down dinner featured choice apps, entrees, and sides. Menus were elegant. I selected the Caesar salad, filet, and baked macaroni.
I wish I would have taken a photo of the delish red velvet cake, but it was devoured before I could even think about snapping away. The cake certainly meant a great deal to Mari Ann as it was prepared by a baker who has been preparing cakes for her family since she was three. If you run into Mari Ann, ask her about it.
I am always amazed when folks recognize me from my blog. Case in point, a follower came up to me during the party to introduce herself and say that she is an avid reader of Uptown Acorn. We chatted for a while, and I am happy to have another friend from this little blog. It was great meeting you Kay and your friend Amy.
It was great seeing so many friends that we do not get to see often due to busy schedules.
MAC is 50, y’all!