Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Pink Birthday


Last weekend we celebrated my mother-in-law's 80th birthday -- with a BIG party! Even at 80 she's a "girly girl" as her granddaughter likes to call her and for a "girly girl" what is better than a very pink girly girl cake!
And to go along with the very pink girly girl cake, you need some very pink girly girl punch!

But, alas, the party wasn't just about cake and punch -- but about a light luncheon for the guests. Many of whom traveled from afar to help our "girl" celebrate this very special birthday.
Slices of ham and cranberry mustard. Slices of turkey breast with pesto mayonnaise. To be put between the little rolls for mini sandwiches.
And salads. A corn salad with red and green peppers and red onion and a vinaigrette and an old favorite pasta salad with cucumber, green pepper, green onion and pimiento and a sweet dressing. For the granddaughter, pickles!

We were pleased that over 40 friends and relatives came by to drop off a card (and some even a present) and visit with our birthday girl. It was a grand afternoon -- especially for the honoree!
It's Pink Saturday. So please join Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see the other pinks for this Saturday. It's my first time and I'm excited to participate.

57 comments:

Holly said...

Pink makes anything good in my book! Oh how I wish I could come to your cooking class you have on the sidebar there...I just got one of those pans for Christmas.
Holly

Ana said...

Hi Martha,
Just wanted to stop by and thank you for dropping by at A Petite Cottage and for your comment. I do hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will come and visit again soon. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Pink Satruday! By the way....cute pink cake...I LOVE PINK...Sounds like the birthday girl and everyone had a great time. Happy Belated Birthday to her.


Smiles,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

william said...

What a wonderful party! I love the pink cake and punch. What a lovely way to honor your husband's Mother!

Francie

Carrie said...

Everything looks so delicious. The cake is wonderful-- so very pink.

Janean said...

all girly-girl just the way we girly-girls adore it, no matter our age!!! you're good mommy....

Allie and Pattie said...

She must have loved it! Beautifully done as always, Martha. Happy Birthday to your beloved mother-in-law

GardenofDaisies said...

What do you put in your pink punch?

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Love that beautiful pink cake! Happy Birthday to the "girly girly"!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Riet said...

Welcome and happy pink Saturday. What a lovely party that was.
Have a nice day
Riet, The Netherlands

Nan said...

I just love that pink cake and punch how sweet for the 80 year old, sounds like a great party and good to see you posting with Pink Saturday. Nan

Treasia Stepp said...

What a gorgeous pink cake. The entire table setting looks wonderful. Now I'm hungry all over again.

dottydotty said...

what a stunning cake and the food looks delicious happy pink saturday

Pom Pom said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I love your header! Is that your house?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

A happy and pink birthday wish goes out to your Mother-In-Law! Yummy! I can't sleep and it is the wee hours of the morning and your food looks soooooo good! Now I am hungry. The cake is certainly a "girly-girl" creation. Do you have any delicious left-overs?

I noticed on your side bar that you are teaching a class in Epelskivers. Have fun! I'm sure your class will love them. I do! I would love you to post about making them and give some great sweet and savory fillings (HINT)!
More commenting about food- Goodness!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Yvonne

Judith said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday - that cake looks delcious but also too beautiful to cut!!! take care, Judyx

Betty Jo said...

What a beautiful and special birthday celebration. Welcome to Pink Saturday! ♥

Elena said...

Mmmm, what a yummy, gorgeousy pink cake. Many happy returns to your MIL for her special birthday.

... and a happy pink saturday to you Martha - have a lovely week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Jorgelina said...

Everything looks so delicious.
Happy pink saturday!!!

Mumsy said...

What a gorgeous pink cake! HPS

Quilt Works said...

Happy Birthday! That is wonderful looking birthday cake!!


Quiltworks!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh how very special for Lucille! Happy Pink Saturday :)

Jennifer said...

Martha,

I Love,Love,Love the Cake!I am a Girly-Girl! I would love that Yummy Pink cake on my Birthday! Thank You for sharing your wonderful Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Have A Great Day!

Jennifer
Livin' With Hoosiers

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Martha,
A pretty pink birthday cake! Everything is so girly; love it! Happy Belated Birthday to the Birthday girl. And a Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Blessings,
Sandi

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Another 'January Gal' with a beautiful Pink Cake. Congrats to your MIL on 80 years young. I'm a January Gal and have been having a BlogginBirthday Party all this week. I hope you'll come by for some special Texas Chocolate Cake and enjoy the party. Thanks for sharing yours and Happy Pink Saturday...Sue

♥Mimi♥ said...

How absolutely beautiful. I hope when I am 80 someone has a party like this for me☺ Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Acorn Cottage said...

What a wonderful post! I'm sure she was just delighted to see everyone! Looks like a wonderful time as all events are at Linderhof!

Warmly,
Nancy

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your MIL. What a wonderful spread of food and PINK.

someplace in thyme said...

That looks like it was the perfect birthday celebration. I bet that cake was as good as it looks, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Ruth said...

A pink cake is good for a girl of any age! Happy Pink Saturday!

Liz said...

That is a beautiful pink cake! Happy 80th Birthday to the MIL!

~Liz

Erica said...

Martha.....That was so nice of you to host an "80"the birthday for your MIL. The 'pink' cake is beautiful as is your table.
You sure are one busy lady. :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Martha Sweetie...
Welcome to Pink Saturday and hope your day is wonderful so far. We are so thrilled to have you join us.

Everything looked so beautiful for the 80th birthday party. What a wonderful day to treasure. Made me hungry just browsing. You pics are just beautiful.

Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie, and country hugs from Phoenix. Sherry

Terri Morse said...

What a fabulous pink party! That cake is almost too pretty to eat. Wish Lucille a happy birthday for me!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a lovely - and delicious looking! - luncheon party!

Love that pink cake and punch!

Welcome to Pink Saturdays!

HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Pam said...

What a lovely party for her 80th birthday. The cake is lovely. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

Dixie said...

welcome to Pink Saturday! how delightful! I hope when I get to 80 someone will make me a beautiful pink birthday cake! wonderful!

blessings. Dixie

Beansieleigh said...

Well, Happy Birthday to Lucille!.. and a big WELCOME to you, Martha, as you join the fun for Pink Saturday! ~tina

Claudia said...

Hey there - I'm so glad you are taking part in PS! What a wonderful party you MIL had. That cake is fabulous. I hope a great time was had by all. Happy Pink Saturday!

xo
Claudia

LV said...

Looks your you did a super job for your mother-in-law. It is wonderful you have a great relationship. Tell her she joined my club, as I am too 80 and still going strong. Stay active and stay girly.

Lottie said...

What a beautiful cake! and punch! and food! I know she had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing!

CC said...

Oooo,yummmmmm at all the wonderful food. And the sweet girly girls birthday cake is just beautiful. Happy Birthday to her, tho it is belated...and welcome to Pink Saturday. This is such a great group of ladies, you will love it here.

LemonyRenee' said...

What a lovely party. Your mother-in-law is one lucky "girly girl." Welcome! And happy pink Saturday!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE the girly party! Happy Birthday to your MIL! Happy PINK Saturday!!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Welcome to PINK Saturday! What a gorgeous cake and a beautiful lunch for celebrating!!! Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy this wonderful PINK Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Martha, this looks like such a festive event! Love all the girly girl goodies. I also wish your mother a belated Happy Birthday! We celebrated my MIL's 80th in August.

Glad you joined us for Pink Saturday. Hope you'll join us again.


Happy Pink Saturday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for visiting A Doctor in the House. I appreciate your comment. I hope you enjoyed your visit and will stop back by. Love that pink punch of yours. Wish you'd share the recipe. It's my first pink Saturday too. Have a great weekend and a Happy Pink Satruday!
Tammy

vintage frenchhen said...

Yummy! Everything you posted looks delicious!

Pom Pom said...

I had to come back and say, "YOUR HOUSE is so lovely!"

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Everything looks so yummy and the PINK cake is wonderful! Happy, Happy Birthday to your mother-in-law!! Warm hugs, Esther

Patricia said...

What an extra special celebration. Everything looks so beautiful, especially the cake - Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

WhineNRoses said...

Welcome to pink Saturday!!
I love the pink cake for you MIL!!
Beautiful!!!
Jenn~

Nancy Jane said...

This looks like a wonderful celebration. How fortunate you are to still have family members from the last generation... Nancy

Look in the Nook said...

More power to "Girly Girl"
ENJOYED all the BEAUTIFUL PINK!
~ Jany ~
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

What a party! The cake is so pretty! Her grandchildren must adore their grandma (who seems to be very young at heart) very much :-)

Happy 1st Pink Saturday!

Mizpah,
Li

Mary said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Lucille! What a gorgeous cake and I can just about taste that frothy pink punch. You and your daughter did a great job for your M-I-L. Happy Pink Saturday~

Sares said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! It looks like a delightful pink girly girl party. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl and happy pink!

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Martha. I am glad you decided to participate.

What a wonderful party for the birthday girl. My mother had cupcakes iced in pink for her 80th birthday.