You were absolutely right. The white peonies bloomed just in time for the party. The only problem, that night it poured...
Morning found the white blooms, covered in mulch. The heavy rains caused the stems to bend, despite the metal peony frames.
I carefully washed each flower, much to the chagrin of various tiny insects. To be on the safe side, I washed each one, twice. If it's worth doing, it's worth over-doing.
Their scent, heaven sent. Much like my birthday girl.
We hosted her lovely friends at our local Paddle Tennis Club for paddle, dinner, and lemon cupcakes. The birthday girl's favorite.
Set-up and clean-up was a piece of cake. The girls seemed to really enjoy playing paddle. It's fun, fast, and easy to play. A hybrid mix of tennis, racquet ball, and ping pong.
Perfect for a pack of sixteen-year-old girls. A sweeter group of girls would be hard to find.
Do you think we had enough pizza?