Saturday, July 7, 2012

A CELEBRATION FOR LEO.........a new baby in the neighborhood!

WHAT IS MORE FUN THEN TO THROW
A BABY SHOWER....
THE MINUTE WE HEARD OUR NEIGHBORS LUCY AND DAVID WERE
ADOPTING A BABY I KNEW A BABY SHOWER WAS
IN OUR FUTURE....SO ALONG WITH
NEIGHBOR STEPHANIE WE STARTED PLANNING FOR
THE PARTY.....

HOSTED AT STEPHANIE'S BEAUTIFUL HOME.....


IT WAS LIKE HAVING A PARTY AT A LOVELY
RESTAURANT.....


GIFTS GALORE FOR OUR NEW ADDITION TO
THE NEIGHBORHOOD.....


THE TARPLEY PLACE LADIES.....
KAREN....BECKY AND SUSAN....
SHOWED UP IN FORCE....




NEW MOM LUCY IN THE MIDDLE WITH
HER NIECE ANNALISE AND HER SISTER
MARIA WHO DROVE DOWN FROM
NORTH CAROLINA...


LUCY AND GRANDMA ANNE.....


WITH THE PARTY HOSTESS
MISS STEPHANIE.....

NOW HERE IS WHAT YOU'RE ALL WAITING TO SEE
THE FOOD!!!!!!


LUCY REQUESTED ITALIAN.....AND
ITALIAN IS WHAT SHE GOT....
AND LOT'S OF IT..
HERE IS ROASTED SAUAGE AND PEPPERS...


ITALIAN SANDWICHES WRAPPED IN PARCHMENT....
A COMBO OF HOT ITALIAN HAM....BOILED HAM...
PROVOLONE CHEESE...SALAMI....
AND ROASTED RED PEPPERS...


CHICKEN CUTLETS WITH PARMESAN
AND FRESH LEMON...


GOTTA HAVE YOUR TOMATO AND
MOZZARELLA
I USED A MIX OF BOTH RED AND YELLOW
TOMATOES....


TOSSED SALAD....

CAVATELLI AND BROCCOLI....


STUFFED SHELLS .......


STEPHANIE MADE A DELICIOUS  FRUIT SALAD...

AND PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES....


WHILE I COULD NOT RESIST AND AT THE LAST
MINUTE I MADE THE
"JUNIORS" NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
FROM THE FAMOUS
NYC RESTAURANT....
I HAVE TO DO A SEPARATE POST WITH THIS RECIPE....
IT IS AMAZING...
PICTURE WAS TAKEN BEFORE I PIPED WHIPPED CREAM
ALL AROUND THE EDGE...


EVERYONE TOOK HOME CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS
AND A YELLOW CHOCOLATE "LION"
LOLLY POP....BECAUSE WHAT'S MY MOTTO....
IT ISN'T A PARTY UNLESS THERE IS
PARTY FAVORS!!!


STEPHANIE'S CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES.....


WHAT'S CUTER THEN MINIATURE
SHOES....

LEO GOT WONDERFUL GIFTS.....


OH LOOK....I WONDER WHO MADE THIS CRIB QUILT....

WITH DAUGHTERS HELP I MADE THIS
SOCK MONKEY QUILT THEN FOUND OUT LUCY IS NOT
A FAN OF MONKEYS.....
TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY I ADDED LEO'S NAME TO THE
BACK WITH HIS BIRTHDATE....
AND IN TRUE "SUE FASHION"
I GOT HIS BIRTHDATE WRONG......


WITH THE PARTY COMING TO A CLOSE....
WE SEE THE REAL REASON WHY THE FAMILY DOESN'T
LET ME OUT OF THE HOUSE VERY MUCH.....
IT WAS MY IDEA FOR THE PARTY THEME TO BE
THE LION.....
SO WITH ME BEING......WELL ME
I MADE AN 
$SS OUT OF MYSELF.....

 YES.....THAT IS ME DRESSED LIKE A LION.....
HEY.....I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME.....

WELCOME TO THE WORLD
LEO!!!!!!!!

16 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Looks like a wonderful party, Sue! And, of course, the food looks FABULOUS! How funny about the quilt! Gotta love a sock monkey quilt mad by a lion! lol Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are too funny, Sue! This was a wonderful baby shower..the food looks so good!

Welcome baby Leo! His name is one of my favorite names for a boy ;)

Ellen said...

Bwah, ha, ha, ha. You are too funny. Wish you were my neighbor. Guess I'll have to move to Georgia.

Babs said...

Never a dull moment at your house, Sue! Love it. Fabulous food and an lion/ess for a hostess and party favors...doesn't get any better than that.

Cheri said...

I think dressing as a lion was adorable and the food was fabulous looking so I can only imagine how yummy it was to eat...you sure don't scrimp. That is funny about the quilt, only you Sue.

Peg said...

Oh the food, the food! I can't believe you made all that. It looks wonderful. You are a cute lion but good thing Leo wasn't there since you might have frightened him away. I think it is great how involved you are with your younger neighbors; you are teaching them how to throw a wonderful party. I think the Sock Monkey quilt is adorable and Leo might just love it even if his mom is not a huge fan.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Only you Sue! Only you! I think the quilt is cute and I'm sure she appreciated your gift. Looks like a really nice party to welcome baby Leo!

Chatty Crone said...

Sue no matter where you go or what you do you always have the best time. The party looked like fun and I know you had fun. The food looked delish and I know you had a great part in it. You are a great cook and baker. I know you love your new home and neighborhood too.

And you made a great lion too.

Love, sandie

Veronica said...

What a beautiful shower! You come up with such great ideas! LOVE the Lion get up!

Pondside said...

You are too cute!
I'd love to have been invited to that shower. The food.......

Debbie said...

Awwwww....what a wonderful shower!!!
You are just the cutest lion ever!!That food looks yummy.
xxoo

NanaDiana said...

My what big eyes you have...oh...wait...that is another story, isn't it? Fun party with fun people. What a wonderful shower and I'm sure the sock monkey quilt will grow on her. Make sure to post some pictures of the baby when you can- xo Diana

Jojo said...

You are the cutest lion I've ever seen!

Sara said...

I have a feeling you are the life of every party you attend...I love your exuberance and sense of fun.

Kathleen said...

Looks like everyone had a "roaring" good time!
I got a surprise gift today from Joyce! She sent some adorable gifts for my new gson. Son and dil's 5 th!
That was so sweet of her!
Hope you are having a good summer!

Susie Q said...

No one throws a party like you do! Leo was welcomed in grand style!

How I wish we had a neighbor like our Sue! You are amazing...

Love,
The Less Amazing Sue *grin*