Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Roberts Diamond Jubilee

Last month marked my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary!
(Goodness, that's a LONG time!)
My Aunt Linda and Granny have been busy planning this anniversary celebration in Branson for months, so we had been anticipating getting together with everyone for awhile.
I was put in charge of party details and after watching all the coverage on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrating her 60 year reign, I thought... But, of course!   
The Roberts Diamond Jubilee
celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss.  

It really wasn't hard pulling it altogether.  
I hit up the party store after the 4th of July and found so much cute stuff.

I think this photo that my brother photoshopped for me was my favorite part of the table display!
I "borrowed" the Queen's formal portrait and had my brother, Dustin, implant my grandparent's faces in their place.   He also made me the subway art below, and I think he nailed it.  It's so hard to share your vision with someone over e-mail, but he got it spot on.  Love that brother of mine.

This was my first attempt at freezing cupcakes and it was a success since I made them at home and then took them on the road with me to Branson.
I made my white cupcakes with a caramel buttercream and then a chocolate cupcake with a Reese's peanut butter cup type filling and my favorite go to peanut butter cream cheese frosting.  I found the recipe via Annie's Eats, HERE.  My Uncle Steve said these chocolate cupcakes were the BEST he's ever eaten...  Just sayin', they were YUMMY. 

And what would an Americana celebration be without apple pie?
Thanks, Sams Club!

My super sweet Mom helped me with the red tutu for the cupcake stand.  She loves me.
And I really need to learn how to sew.

And these cookies...AMAZING!
Brittany of Fairytale Sweets made just what I wanted.
Every time I ask her if she can make such and such type cookie, I always think I'm going to stump her, but NOPE.  That girl can make any shape of cookie you could possibly want or need!
And they are soooooo good!  She's the only cookie gal I know who uses actual buttercream on her cookies and they keep so beautifully.
Go LIKE her on Facebook HERE!

And it just would NOT be an official Jubilee without fancy party hats!  
After the photoshopped photo of my grandparents, this was my second favorite part of the party.  When I sent out my mass e-mail to my family telling them the theme of the party and to all bring their best party hats, I worried no one would participate and would think I was nuts-o, but everyone really got into it and it was so much fun!

I wish I would have thought to bring a prize for the BEST hat, because my cousin Kyle and his sweet wife, Anna, would have won hands-down.  She made those!  They were so cool...and soooo tall!

And I had to end this post with my Uncle Steve, remember the guy who said my cupcakes were the best he's ever eaten?  Yea, that's him and my Aunt Marcia holding my sweet nephew, Reid.  Don't worry, him saying my cupcakes were the best is legit, he's really not "special," just super special to us.

Happy Diamond Anniversary, 
Granny & Granddad!
We love you!