15th birthday celebration

Last weekend we had a little birthday dinner for my girl – who turned 15 yesterday!  How can that be??  She will be eligible for her driver’s license in less than a year, and that scares the living day light out of me.  While mom is worried, she is super excited for what lies ahead.  I guess that’s life….

Anyway, she is a pink and gold girl, just like her mom…so I went on that theme with the table decor.  It was very simple, yet elegant. Take a look…

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One of her favorite snacks is cheese on a Ritz cracker with a dollop of jelly, so that was one of the apps.

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And this past summer, I made this dish in a pinch…Ricotta Pasta with Lemon, Peas and Corn.  The kids went crazy, so that’s what she wanted as her dish.  So easy and yummy.  I just added some grilled chicken on top for some protein.

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Finally, she always asks for a classic dirt cake with cool whip, pudding and Oreos.  I layered mine in a trifle dish and added these birthday flags and some fresh flowers to fit in with the theme.  The flags were from Old Navy from a few years back.

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The birthday girl! xoxo

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