Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Senior's Valentine's Party

My friend and neighbor, Terri, and I (with the help of our apartment's petty cash fund) organized a little Valentine's get-together for our senior neighbors/tenants at the apartment complex where we live.

Wendy, (l) and Missy, our Apartment Manager

Terri, bless her, baked all morning, and I helped frost the cupcakes and decorate the recreation room.

Terri with one of her baked cakes.

Terry baked about 36 cupcakes and two heart shaped cakes, both of which were raffled off at the end, because they never even got cut. Almost everyone went home with a plate full of treats, because there was so much. We also had punch, mixed nuts, Cheese-Nips and enough candy and chocolates to kill even the biggest sweet tooth PLUS door prizes for everyone! ...and yes, some of them were my crocheted heart-shaped hanging picture frame ornaments. I gave one to our letter carrier, Shannon, as well. She's always so nice and very helpful.

There were 14 people in our party and it seemed like a good group for talking some with everyone.

As folks began leaving the party, they made sure to thank me and Terri and expressed how much they enjoyed it, which made it all more wonderful! One lady, who is very ill (kidney problems) and rarely comes out of her apartment told me that she almost didn't come, but how she was glad that she did and realized she needed to get out of the house. I'm so glad that the party  went over so well and all, but four people who were invited showed up for our little Valentine's celebration. We also set a tentative date for getting together again next month to start a monthly Bingo Night!

Silly me, brought an "Old Maid" card game to break the ice, but that was not necessary - everyone mingled and chatted without any help from me.

I designated myself as the "photographer" but Terri wouldn't let me get away with not being in any photos. Unfortunately the one where I posed (smiling) was blurred, so this one is me just sitting there (at the end of the table) staring into space...

I'm so glad the party was a success, but after the clean-up, I went home and took a nap - oh, my aching back, but it was so worth it!  


Anonymous said...

Oh Doris, what a wonderful thing to do and every looks like they had such a good time. Including you!

Ginny said...

What great pictures you got!! I love it! And I love the decorations and the tablecloth. I was thinking that you would not be in any of the pictures because you were the one taking them, so I am glad to see you in one of them!

Tummetott said...

Hallo Doris,
sieht aus, als hättet ihr einen tollen Nachmittag gehabt. Schön!
Liebe Grüße

BK said...

The party looks fun! Stopping in on Tuesday's hops. I'm following.

Happy Tuesday,

Clara said...

What a perfectly wonderful day you ladies organized Doris! I think you were staring in space from the sugar buzz? No, looks like you did put in quite a bit of work but I bet it was all worth it in the end for all of those lovely ladies.

glor said...

How lovely ... you can see a wonderful time was had by all. How nice that you have such a great bunch of ladies surrounding you. Have a lovely day.

Mindy said...

Looks like everyone had a good time! Fun idea!

AkasaWolfSong said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful time Doris and it was great seeing you in one of those pics!

Happy Valentine's Day Love! I saw the sweet pic of Gizzy enshrined in the, he is just too lovable! As are you my friend!

Hope you got some restive sleep...
I'm sure your day was action packed! :) Bingo sounds like fun! Been many years since I've done that, lol.

Have a Wonderful Day Sweet Lady and lots of blessings on the gentle winds to You and Gizz!

Heather said...

That sounds like a very nice party and a nice way to spend Valentine's Day. I'm sure the attendees appreciated your hard work and enjoyed getting out, especially this time of year. Have a nice day.

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, and that cake looks really tasty :)

Rudy's Raiser

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh Doris.. This looks like so MUCH FUN!! I'm so glad to hear and see it! Love all the pictures, and I'm so jealous of that beautiful cake Terri made! I wanted to make one much like it, for after our Valentine's dinner last night, but never had time! (Honestly, no one ever seems to have room for dessert anyways... But you KNOW I LOVE to bake!.. And you KNOW I love desserts! ha! ha! I SAVE room for it!)... Well, here's wishing you, Gizzy, and everybody there a very Happy Valentine's Day! ((love-n-hugs)) ~tina

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such a sweet thing to do - bet you put lots of smiles on their faces and in their hearts.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jane said...

Doris, what a sweet thing to do! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. They are so blessed to have you for a neighbor!


Chatty Crone said...

Oh Doris how nice to see your beautiful picture and the picture of all your friends. It looked so right and cheerful. Wish I was there.


Ann said...

Looks like everyone had a good time, so glad the party was a success. A monthly bingo thing sounds like fun. It was nice to see you in one of the pictures as well.

Deborah said...

That was so nice of you to have a party! It looked like fun and I LOVE cupcakes and cake!!
I love Gizzy in the heart!
I'm glad you had a nice day!

Angela said...

You girl now how to throw a party! Everything looked beautiful! You've got me wanting some cake after seeing the picture of the lady holding the heart shaped cake! Looks like everyone had a great time!

Have a Great Day!

Faith said...

Looks like a good time was had by all..and there was cake & can't beat that. Bubbles are a wonder arn't they...especially when it is real windy you get alot more out of the it when they fly all over by the jillions....hee hee..brings out the kid in me too,,,

gin said...

What an inspiring task you took on. That makes me want to do something special for others. And the picture of you was very appropriate! Just sitting there starring into space -- you had already done everything to make the party a success, so why not sit there and catch your breath?

Red Berry Crochet said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful party Doris! Nice pictures too, thanks for sharing :)

The Clip Cafe said...

This is wonderful! Such a lovely idea - feel free to link up!