Tonight, we had a surprise birthday party for Ed’s mom, Marie. Let me tell you, it is hard to throw someone a surprise party at her own house! But, somehow, we pulled it off!
Look how surprised she was!
Ed gives his mom a hug.
Guests in the backyard included family and friends. Here, they’re enjoying the gardens and…
…the pizza! The Big Green Pizza Truck made a bunch of brick oven pizzas, with all different toppings. They even used some of the clams that Chris and Ed caught this morning to make bacon and clam pizza, and they made my personal favorite, fresh tomato with pesto and fresh mozzarella.
Ed’s sister Kate, Mom Marie, and me. We had Foxon Park sodas, made locally in East Haven, a couple of towns over. You can’t have New Haven style pizza without Foxon Park soda. I like the birch beer best!
Grammy, Rich (Ed’s Dad) and Kate show Marie (via a rigged Scrabble game) that she’s going to Italy in September as her birthday gift and 35th Wedding Anniversary present!
Coconut cupcakes served as the birthday cake. Other desserts included blueberry caramels, maple cotton candy, gelato and ice cream.
Happy 55th Birthday!!!