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This party was all about my mom, Antonia. If I had to choose a theme, it would be "her favorites.'

The decor was done in her favorite color, red, with a bit of gold to add flair. Her favorite flowers, Gladiolus, filled, the centerpiece vases. The dessert table was stocked with her favorites from decadent Ferrero Rochers to cough drops (she ALWAYS has some). Her favorite Spanish food was served while a live band played everything from Jazz to Salsa.

The most loved decor element was the timeline my family created using photos and facts about my mom's life. It served as the backdrop for the drinks station.

The photo booth, outfitted with props form my mom's closet (glasses, rollers, moo-moo gowns, neck pillow, nurse uniform, etc... ) was also a fun way to interact with guests while telling her story.

We had a beautiful time with family, food, and laughter. Doesn't get better than that!

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Arroz con gandules (Spanish rice with pigeon peas), chicken fricase, sweet plantains, salad, and bread

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, tea, coffee

  • Best Moment

    Watching my mom and her siblings sing together.

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching my mom and her siblings sing together.

  • Most Touching Moment

    The slide show

  • Desserts

    Ferrero Rocher, white powdered donuts, marshmallows, twizzlers, twix, rolos, cough drops, red hots, Panky (Puerto Rican Candy bar), red velvet cupcakes, vanilla cake

  • Party Favors

    Assorted toys and games from Mom's childhood

  • Activities / Games

    Slide show, photo booth, live music

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Party Helpers

  • Debra Walters

  • Catherine Dionne

  • Omi's Kitchen

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