SJ has a big family and a large mixed circle of friends, rather than have a super crowd at our house, I cleverly decided to host two parties rather than one to make it less effort...Well as you may have guessed, I made it twice as hard on myself with two parties but they both turned out well and I've been sick ever since.
(I apologise for the dodgy photos but I don't want to include any with people in them!)
|The invitation for the family party - Curry night!|
|Some of the garage decorations...party had to be in the garage, we had a very soggy backyard from the heavy rains on Friday still...|
|The Gluten Zone - i.e. the stuff I couldn't eat|
|Curries ready to eat!|
|With the Birthday Boy|
|Gluten Free Chocolate Olive Oil Birthday Cake (Nigella's recipe with added raspberries in the mix)|
|The invitation for the friends party - Beer Garden|
|Garden party set up - still a bit soggy but not too bad|
|Another gluten zone - would have loved to try a Brezel|
|I also baked gluten free gingerbread hearts decorated Oktoberfest style. Actually I cooked other things too (lots of hot food!) but I was running around cooking and serving and attempting to socialise so there aren't any more pics of food...|
|And another pic with the Birthday Boy...did I mention I dressed up? It wasn't a costume party but seemed appropriate.|
So I turn 30 in 5 months time, I think SJ should start the planning now!