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45th Wedding Anniversary Surprise

In August my in-laws will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary.  Also known as the sapphire anniversary, my birth stone and also my favourite.  We celebrated early so that Miss E could be there as she will be away at camp for their actual anniversary.

It was an awesome surprise party.  I think they were actually surprised too!  We had the party in our party room.  We invited them over under the guise that we were having a family picture taken and the party room (newly renovated) was a perfect spot to do it.  However, when the security guard asked who they were visiting, they gave him our suite number, he innocently asked if they were going to the 45th wedding anniversary party.  Ha!  Why yes they were.  Too funny.  

We had Krumbs Breadery cater the savoury dishes for the party.  We had meat, cheese, and pickle trays with fresh buns.  A lovely green salad with lots of yummy surprises as one guest said and a delicious pasta salad.  It was so nice not to have to that work.  Thank you Krumbs!

For the dessert, I went with my go to cupcake line up.  For this party it was a smaller crowd so I needed a dozen of each flavour (chocolate, vanilla, carrot and lemon) in regular and mini sizes. We did have a tray of fruit on the table too that was largely ignored.  Ha!

I could not have done all this baking without Mr. T.  He stepped it up big time.  While I was dealing with the decorations for the cupcakes and cake for this party and the next one Mr. T was my baker.  I would call out each step to the recipes then when he was done making the batter he'd hand over the bowl to me to dish out in the cupcake tins.  We repeated this process for times in just over two hours.  At the party he was appalled that people didn't believe him when he said that he did the baking.  I made sure everyone knew how much work he did.  Even though he was not impressed with doing the work, he was pretty proud of himself.  As he should be.  He'd like to go back to his normal job of buyer and delivery boy though. :) 

For the cake on top I did a 2 layer 6" chocolate cake with mocha filling for Bob & Peggy to take home and enjoy.

Also, a big thanks to my parents who helped out during the party.  They worked behind the scene a lot of the time making sure the food and drinks were in order.  They also brought in all the food from Krumbs.  As Mr. T put it "Your parents are machines when it comes to parties, they know how to keep them running!"  Yes, they do.  

Happy Anniversary!


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