Around here: Mum's 60th birthday party.

A couple of weekends ago, namely on the 23rd of August, we celebrated mum's upcoming 60th birthday with the family. After what felt like months of planning and going back and forth the big day finally came around. It'd been a rainy week but to our great relief it was sunny for most of the day, which was perfect for our late summer garden party. The location was my aunt's place, and was supposed to be kept a secret from mum, but she figured it out anyway. She did her best pretending like she didn't know, though.

We are ever so grateful to my aunt for letting us hang at her place, and for taking care of the majority of the preparations. The guests were our closest relatives; 18 of us altogether, so it turned into the close-knit family affair mum had wished for. The food was delicious and we had a lot of fun solving the quiz my aunt had prepared. The present opening was another highlight, and included more surprises for mum than the location of the party :)

Mum's actual birthday is this Wednesday, and she's spending the week in Croatia. I'm more than a little bit jealous :P