A bike party, a birthday party, a massive craft project and the start of a New Year - this was quite a weekend!
Rob and I went out to Bike Party on Friday night with stops at Fort Mason, Pier 14 and Portsmouth Square. The city was so pretty all decked out in red and gold lights for the 49ers. Good music and good friends. Slept in on Saturday morning. Stayed in bed reading and surfing the internet with coffee until almost 11:00. Rob and I went for lunch down the street at Greenburger.
Margaret arrived at 1:00. After a quick walk to the store, we went into full party planning mode for her birthday dinner. I made flower arrangements:
And polished a lot of silver (one of my favorite chores, so gratifying):
Plus, ironed tablecloths and napkins, changed sheets and cleaned house. Margaret made a bunch of delicious lasagnas from scratch. Jean and Trent arrived with their dogs during the assembly stage:
We had time to dash to the nail salon down the street with Jean and Jackie before the guests arrived for dinner. Manicures all around! Folks arrived at 7:00 for a cheese appetizer next to the fireplace. Then, the 10 of us sat down to salad and lasagna:
Pie for dessert after dinner, followed by guitar playing by the fire. When the other guests left, we still had Jackie and Pierre sleeping in the guest room and Jean and Trent in our bed for the night. Rob and I made a bed in the living room:
Sunday morning was spent lazily picking up from the party:
We got to work early on Jackie's wedding save the date cards, using shipping tags and my trust Gocco printing set-up.
We made fast work of the back of the tags and the envelopes. Sandwiches from Love N Haight for lunch.
Margaret did a run through of wedding makeup with Jackie:
The four of us ladies took the train downtown for some light shopping (Japanese Weekend for Jean and Williams-Sonoma for Jackie) before walking over to Chinatown for the new year's festivities. Jackie and I bought lucky red and gold decorations. We watched the dragon dancers and got boba tea.
Back home at 4:30, Jackie and I printed the front of the save the date cards. We reheated the rest of the lasagna and watched the Super Bowl together with a neighbor from down the street. Too bad that our team lost, but it was a fun game to watch!