Friday, 28 October 2011

Pink Friday Party

Welcome to my Pink Friday Party... do come in in!


We have lots of cake of the knitted variety... 87 cakes to be exact plus 3 crochet flowers, 2 knitted egg cosies and a beautiful cupcake pendant. I have to admit as more and more cakes arrived I had to shift the goal posts slightly. There will still be a donation for each cake received but not quite as much as I first thought! I have picked three names from the 37 lovely people who have sent me cakes and they will be getting a little thank you gift. I would have loved to send you all something in return but I'm sure you'll understand why that might be a problem. So Vera, Rebecca and Susan D something will be coming your way soon... and everyone else... thank you!


All parties need balloons... especially pink balloons.


And of course I had to make real cake... what else could we have with our cuppa?


... perhaps some chocolate cupcakes too?


and two types of vanilla cupcake?



In fact there is ginger cake, carrot cake, brownies and several other varieties too (not all made by me I hasten to add!)



So... are you coming over for tea?


I  thought we could play party games.


And possibly have a raffle too.


Now you are probably thinking I've completely lost my marbles doing all this for a virtual party for my blogging friends on the interweb... and you'd be right!


So I invited some friends over to join in the fun and help me eat all this cake!


So all I need to do now is say thank you... a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped make this party a success. Thank you to everyone who made cakes, real or knitted, thank you to everyone who donated a raffle prize, thank you to everyone who came and drank tea, ate cake and gave a donation, thank you to my little band of helpers who sold raffle tickets and thank you to Jane and Suzie for making tea all afternoon. We raised £132 which means with my donation plus a donation from my lovely husband who has just promised to match mine we have raised well over £200 for Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK.


Thinking of Linda... and everyone else who has to battle with this awful disease.

27 comments:

  1. What a great afternoon tea party! Well done Gina!

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  2. PS I spy a lady who looks very like you! And well done to all the ladies who baked and enjoyed the party.

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  3. What a wonderful thing to do, I applaud you all!

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  4. Well done to you, your husband and your friends. The knitted cupcakes look lovely arranged together like that and I was going to say 'not a calorie in sight', until I saw all the gorgeous real cakes which followed! Glad you found time in your busy life for tea and cake among friends.

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  5. Wow, looks like you all had a wonderful time - well done you! I love the cup cake necklace, very clever :)

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  6. Jolly good fun, Gina! And all in a good cause too.

    Thank you, I enjoyed meeting everyone and sampling some of those splendid cakes :-)

    BTW Cliff is sampling some of the cakes I brought home - I hope he's hasn't eaten all of them while I'm here in my studio printing out holiday photos!

    Celia
    x

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  7. YUM! It was very good to be a part of this, so thank you!

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  8. Looks like fun and a great success. Happy to be a part of it. I'll be enjoying some virtual pink cakes as it is my birthday after all!
    xoxo Kim

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  9. Well done Gina on raising an excellent amount of money for a very good cause!
    Just wish I could have had some 'real' cake. :)
    Vivienne x

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  10. my tummy is rumbling just looking at those cakes....well done

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  11. Glad you had a great day! Congratulations on the amount raised, well done. Hope to see you at ERTF Conference next week?

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  12. It was an absolute pleasure joining in on this. Such a worthy cause Gina.

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  13. well done Gina - a great cause

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  14. Gina,
    There can't be many of us who have not been touched by this dreadful disease and it is fantastic to see how many people responded to your request, even though it stretched my knitting skills to the limit! I had a sale of fibre and fibre related books and raised £75 and we all know how every pound will make a difference. This was a wonderful post to read and feel 'part of' even in a small way. Well done to everyone who joined in... and your husband is my hero. What a wonderful gesture.Lesley x

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  15. Brilliant Gina. I think our part was easy compared to all the effort you put in!

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  16. Brilliant Gina, Mr Gina and all your friends and of course all the cup cake knitters. All those cherry tipped beauties look most appropriate to the cause!

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  17. Fab result, Gina. Congratulations. Was thinking of you while in Cornwall. Kim

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  18. Fabulous! The party looks brilliant - glad you got to tuck in, and so chuffed about all the money raised! :) x

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  19. It was great to be part of this. I know have several requests for knitted cupcakes as they look so cute and realistic. Thanks Gina for organizing such a great fundraising event. xxx

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  20. Congratulations Gina. It looks like a very rewarding day.

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  21. Fantastic Gina - well done you and all those lovely people! Xx

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  22. What a wonderful fundraiser Gina! Lucy xx

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  23. CAKE! What more need I say, just CAKE!! Love them all, knitted and edible. Looks like lots of pink fun, so well done to you and all your wonderful supporters. You raised a fantastic amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.

    xx

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  24. Wish I could have been there to eat all your lush cakes.Me and slapdash are still making the Sockys and the latest ones are all made with cupcake socks and named appropriately e.g. Carol Cupcake, Carrie Cupcake, Callie Cupcake etc. Many thanks for showing us!(Vera). Veronica.

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  25. Oh that looks as though it was wonderful. So sorry I couldn't make it - A had a day off, my MIl was here and we managed to go out for half a day. Huge congratulations on the success - that's a fabulous donation. What a massive amount of delicious looking cakes!

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  26. Well done Gina for the fun fund raising, hopefully you weren't too tired afterwards! Delicious cakes, as I expected!!

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