Cait’s 25th Birthday Party

I can’t believe my youngest child, Caitlin, is now officially 25!  Where did the time go?  If you have small children, run, don’t walk, over and give them a big hug and kiss and freeze frame the moment. They will be all grown-up tomorrow.  I promise.  🙂

I had barely deplaned, having just returned from a three week vacation with the hubby, when my daughter’s 25th birthday smacked me in the face. Since I always let the birthday girl (or boy) pick the menu and dessert for their birthday party, Caitlin asked for a very casual Sunday night supper.  Since we always eat our main meal at lunch on Sundays, that was A-OK by me.

I didn’t have much time to plan a theme, but my daughter has always loved butterflies and I knew the grand kids would get a kick out of a simple, homemade centerpiece.  It’s all about the grand kids, you know!   And I finally got to use those beautiful blue canning jars that I ordered from Amazon a long time ago when I intended to make pepper jelly.  It’s on my to-do list.  It really is.


I remembered making tissue paper butterflies years ago, so I grabbed some tissue paper and went to work.  The flowers came out of my garden and I already had the burlap table runner.  This was truly a no-cost centerpiece.



The Casual Sunday Supper Menu

Kid Friendly Appetizers:  No Tequilla-Just the Sunrise Mocktails (recipe coming soon), Trail Mix, Popcorn

Trio of Grilled Sandwiches (get the recipes here)

Bar-B-Q Sliders (click here for my recipe)

Plain and Bar-B-Q Chips

Chocolate Coffee Loaf with Espresso Buttercream Frosting (find the recipe at United Cakedom)

My Recreated Coconut Creme Brulee (recipe coming soon)

Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic Ice Cream (find it at the grocery store) 🙂


Chocolate Loaf with Espresso Buttercream

Chocolate Loaf with Espresso Buttercream


Here I am with the birthday girl!

Here I am with the birthday girl!


About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Beautiful!

  2. Wow, this is very pretty! I would love if my mom set something up like this for me. I love the colors and it sounds like the perfect menu!
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