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Monday, November 29, 2010

Shall we dance?

I am turning 50 in January.
I can't believe it.
I definitely don't feel it;-D

I have been playing with various option on how to celebrate it.
Initially my idea was to invite all the family and friends for a spitbraai at our home.
Then I played with the idea of having a theme party and letting all the guest dress up for the occasion.
Now the decision is made and the venue booked.
We will have a dinner/dance at a hotel.
That takes all the worry of having to arrange for crockery, cutlery, linen and catering.

My birthday is on the Friday and we will have a casual braai at our home on the Friday night.  Saturday will be the BIG dinner/dance.  Sunday morning we will have a lovely continental breakfast at our home for all the out-of-town guests and anyone else that wants to be there.

That makes for a whole weekend of "kuier"  and guarantees that quality time can be spent with all those I love so much.

Today I have to start on the invitations...and suddenly my mind has gone blank.  I don't have a clue where to start?

20 comments:

  1. Wow! You don't look like nearing the 50 mark :D
    Sounds like the greatest birthday weekend! I also prefer to give it into the hands of someone else. Then you are able to enjoy it more, and spend more time with special people!

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  2. What great fun your diner/dance will be. I always cherish our friendship and learn so much from just a simple blog. Today I learned what a braai was. I couldn't find the definition of a spitbraai though. It looks like that is the cooking method. Anyway I know you will make the perfect invitation and I can't wait to see it! Hugs :)

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  3. Well...I guess your list could begin with your new blogging friends;);)))

    Oh this is a fun idea! And like other comment...I don't believe you are 50! But age is merely a number after all!
    Have fun i the planning- can't wait to see how it all turns out:)))
    Have a wonderful new week Lynette!

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  4. 50 ne? Well that is a serious milestone but you certainly pull it off with style!

    January is such a beaut time of year to celebrate, my ma,sis and dad are all Jan babies.

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  5. Yes - i'd like to dance please :)

    Can't believe you're 50, you really don't look it.

    SOunds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. xx

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  6. What a splendid idea! Happy 50th - wow! I'm in agreement, you don't look to be any where near 50. I must admit that I had to look up what a "braai" was ... not a term we use in the US. But, now, I am in the know! Have fun with all your planning.

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  7. It will be an amazing time, I am sure of it!!!! I can't wait to see the photos and enjoy in your special weekend!
    e.

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  8. Hi, I have not visited for a while and shew have I missed out on a whole lot of things that you have been doing ----- You don't look anywhere close to fifty - but what an awesome milestone - Enjoy every moment of the preparation and planning and the actual event...Also love your letterbox tray - need to investigate where to order..We will be back to TUTing this week so check in on Mariette and I - Lots of love

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  9. No better way to celebrate than with a awesome party...

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  10. Ooooh yay! Nothing like a massive birthday celebration!

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  11. Oooh sounds exciting! Now the pressure is on to wow us all with an awesome invitation design - can't wait to see what you create!

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  12. I say order the invitations too and forget the stress!

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  13. Sounds like it's going to be a fabulous weekend party! I'm so excited for you!

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  14. Wow, it sounds like this is going to be a 50th bash with a huge difference ... lekker makietie hou.

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  15. Oh My..your mind went blank...it is already starting to kick in...hurry and get everything done before you turn fifty!...((kidding of course))

    I spent my 50th last December at the hospital with my father. He passed away on the 23rd of December and my birthday was on the 13th....seems like I skipped a year.

    I hope your party if fabulous! You better be posting a lot of good pictures of that party so I can celebrate with you!

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  16. YOU dont look 50 at all!!!!

    Well done on taking such great care of yourself...

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  17. Wow, golden girl you'll be in January! I agree with Marcelle, you don't look like 50 at all!
    I'm sure you will have a fabulous party.

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  18. Yeah!!
    I love birthday celebrations!

    Big hugs!
    B xx

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