I’ve always loved my birthday in spite of not having celebrated it as a child. It’s the day I came into this world and came to be.
The year I turned 55, I decided to throw myself a themed birthday party- I figured why not? The theme was Mad Men and everyone had to dress like that era. We served martinis and Tom Collins, and of course gin and tonics- any libation from that era. I made Hors d’oeuvres,- cold baby potatoes piped with sour cream and a dollop of black caviar, cold boiled shrimp, crudités, tiny quiche, a ham dip.
We played twister, listened to cocktail music, and had a Ouija board set up. At the end of the night, I sent each guest home with a CD of some of the music of the era. It remains one of my favorite memories.
cool evening in fall
laughter, music, food and fun
dressed in cocktail best
©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday Birthday
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page