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?


  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!

  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 :)

  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!

  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.

  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

  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.

  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!

  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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  15. Oh My..your mind went 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!

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

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

  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.

  18. Yeah!!
    I love birthday celebrations!

    Big hugs!
    B xx


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