Birthday Celebration: Decorations, Dessert, and Gift

Over the weekend we celebrated the birthday of a special lady — my mom. A lovely lady who has an enormous positive impact in the life of our family each and every day.

Here’s a sneak peak at the decorations:

We busted out the paint and our daughters put their hand prints all over some banner paper. In case you can’t see it I added “Let’s Put Our Hands Together for Grandma’s Birthday.”  We also taped up other art work around the dining room that included more painted hand prints.

For birthdays I try to make sure that the dessert is extra special and normally let the guest of honor choose their dessert — and the decision for this auspicious occasion was a peanut butter and chocolate pie. I used this recipe for Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from

Here’s a quick visual review of the recipe:

Graham cracker crust filled with hot fudge; covered by a mix of peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, and milk; topped by crumbled peanut butter cups; covered with chocolate pudding and topped with mini peanut butter cups.

A party isn’t complete without a gift! So here’s what she got:

a quilt!

The quilt is based on the line art pattern published in the Winter 2010 Quilts and More Magazine. The quilt was fun to make!

So there you have it – a sneak peak at some birthday fun!


About figgsandsuch

I'm a thirty-something wife, momma to two, daughter, friend, and wanna be baker, maker, creator, and runner.
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