I started the day with a positive vibe. First thing I did was....SMILE :)
I am the type of person who would usually get "birthday blues".I don't know why, but maybe there's something wrong with me. So I was expecting it already. We're in 2020 after all. But, no, I didn't feel Blue at all. I planned my Birthday celebration for two weeks. It might look very simple in the pictures and videos but believe me, I made an effort.
First, I thought it would be fun to give everyone an invitation. Okay, before you say anything, when I said "everyone", I meant everyone in my bubble. We can have fun but careful.
Anyway, this was my invitation:
I downloaded this app called PAPERLESS POST a few months ago, thinking that a party would be possible this year. There's a lot of free templates that you can use and for my first time, I think it was pretty good.
As you can see, I've decided to go for an Afternoon Tea Party which I named, Ayn's Par-Tea (LOL, I know right? so witty)
Everyone liked it so that already made me happy. Yey for Positivity points!
And now with the actual preparation. I didn't have much time as I had an hour and a half Zoom class in the morning. Lucky enough, I had help. My boyfriend, Ross, helped me with setting up the room. I didn't buy much decoration as we have a small space.
I got these Gold tinsel curtains from Amazon for €8.99. I would say it's a little pricey but if you take good care of them, then you would get your money's worth. I think they're a good height as well.
The "28" Balloon sign, I got from the UK last year for Ross's Birthday.
For the table, I used a see-through curtain I got from the charity shop in the UK for £1.
I got my 3 Tier cake stand from Amazon for €11.99
It was a bit expensive for me, but very useful. You can't really tell that it's plastic.
Scones (which I made from scratch) recipe here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tea_time_scones_77839
Clotted cream (which me and my friend, Sian, made from scratch as well) I couldn't do the 12-hour oven cooked clotted cream so we improvised with some CREME FRAICHE and WHIPPING CREAM and then we put some Icing sugar.
3 Types of Sandwiches : Egg and Mayo, Prosciutto with Cream cheese and Watercress, Salmon with Cream cheese and Watercress.
Red Velvet cake (by Sian)
LOTS OF TEA!!
If you want to see the the whole day, click on the video :)