Friday, December 5

{the details}

Well, I survived the committee meeting!  Everyone was nice and there wasn't much time for chit chat as there were a lot of things to discuss regarding the upcoming charity luncheon.  The name of the luncheon/fundraiser is "It's A Bling Thing".  Isn't that cute??  We brought up that maybe $300 is too much to ask people to pay for a luncheon......ya thinkk???!!  Um, yes!  I am embarrassed to even invite anyone with that price tag!  They agreed that we could probably lower it to $250, but going lower than that would be impossible due to the cost of the luncheon itself which is being held at Mar-A-Lago (Donald Trump's home and private club).  And Candace Bushnell is our guest speaker, and I peeked at her fee.....it is $30,000!!!!!  Everyone start writing your books NOW!!  Anyway, I think $200 would be reasonable in these tough economic times, because even after people come in THEN we are asking them to bid on auction items.
The outfit (I stuck to my guns, & yes there were women there in beaded Manolos.  I think ONE other lady wore jeans!  hee hee):

I love this jacket:

Tonight is the office Holiday party which is being held at MY house!  On MY birthday!  Oh, well!  My wreaths turned out nicely although I think I could have even ordered the larger size.  This is the 24" size.:

Have a great weekend!  Anyone else going to Holiday/Christmas parties yet???

25 comments:

M.Lane said...

Even though I would consider it a bummer of the first order to have to host an office party on my birthday, I have every confidence in your ability to do so with aplomb and grace. I hope your birthday festivities over the weekend are fantastic!

BTW, your comment about the "mean mommy" below was so funny. I am now old enough to wonder "how on earth did he [or she at times] marry THAT".

Happy Birthdday!!
ML

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Preppy 101 said...

Darling outfit! Have fun this weekend!

AJD said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a fantastic one!

Belle in Bloom said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great time! I love your wreaths and lanterns. Gorgeous!

~Belle

Jo said...

Happy Birthday!

Enjoy the party on your special day ~ just pretend it's all for you! : )

Love the entry to your home.

Jo

NINA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND!!! Absolutely love the jacket (actually the whole outfit) and the front door looks Beautiful!! I'm sure your house was a huge hit tonight. xoxo

Landlocked Mermaid said...

Happy Birthday princess of lovely!! Hooray for you. Your house looks gorgeous! Hooray for you.
And I wish that you could have gotten Ms. Bushnell to waive her fee .. that is a lot to recover..ugh... and yes I am with you, right now it is hard to cough up $300 to see her.. SJP might catch more of my attention ;)
xoxo

Mrs.D said...

Wow, I cannot believe you go to functions at Trump's house! Fancy!!

And I love the jacket, too! very good choice. A nice look without looking like you are trying to hard to impress.

Randall said...

Happy Birthday! The wreaths and your outfit look darling :)

Mrs. K said...

Happy Birthday! 30k!? Yikes! I missed my calling but I already knew that. Have fun this weekend!

Caffeine Court said...

First of all Happy Birthday!

Love the jacket-where did you get it??

Wreaths-gorgeous...and the lanterns look familiar, are they from Southern Living at HOME???

Mrs.D said...

Oops!! I forgot to add my birthday wishes for you!! Have a great birthday! Are you doing anything special over the weekend with the fam?

Mrs.D said...

Oops!! I forgot to add my birthday wishes for you!! Have a great birthday! Are you doing anything special over the weekend with the fam?

Patois said...

You'd better bring in the biggest haul from office mates if you're not only hosting the party but also holding it on your birthday.

Happy, happy, happy.

lisagh said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you had the best time ever.

Lipstick said...

Happy birthday! and I love the outfit too!

CashmereLibrarian said...

Sorry, a day late but Happy Birthday, Petunia! Ans FABULOUS jacket! Wish I could come to your luncheon!

Muffy said...

Oh, I LOOOOVE that jacket! FABULOUS!

MetaJewelryDesign said...

Love the wreaths on your door and the lanterns, too! Outfit is soo cute - Happy Birthday!!!

Kappa Prep said...

Your outfit is too cute! I LOVE that jacket too. Also, the outside of your hosue looks lovely!!

Legallyblondemel said...

Happy Birthday!

I adore the outfit you picked for your "mommy mafia" charity group!

Your Christmas decorations look fantastic. Love the double wreaths!

The Newlywed said...

I am glad you stuck to your guns! Your house looks beautiful!

Jaina said...

Your wreathes look beautiful! $200 is quite a bit. You'd think that the speaker would give a lower price or even do it for free since it's for charity, right? Haven't been to any Christmas parties, we were planning one at the Manager's house on a whim, but I don't think that's going to happen. (too late)

Pink Maple said...

Wow! $30,000! I'd better get started on my own novel :)

The Mrs. said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Love the outfit and your door looks gorgeous!