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Happy Birthday, Shanley Belle!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Yesterday Shanley Belle celebrated her 24th birthday!  She had a twelve-hour day because she worked and had class until 7:30, but after class she came home to a small family birthday party. The theme: The Chicago Cubs!  We watched game 4 of the NLCS.  The Cubbies defeated the Dodgers 10-2:  Shanley Belle had a very happy birthday indeed!

I made the big gift bag filled with Cubbies-themed gifts from materials I found at Paper Source.

The cake is from Edgar's Bakery.

I used flowers in Cubbies colors.

I chose this runner for the blue and red Cubbies colors in it.

The puppies wore their Cubbies jerseys for the party.  They will be cubbies for Halloween:  Mustang Sally will be Miguel Montero, Finlay will be Javier Baez, and Lily will be Addison Russell.

Happy Birthday, Shanley Belle!  I hope you enjoyed your little party, and Go Cubbies for Game 5 tonight!


NOTE:  Nothing on the table is that new except for the blue vase.

Table runner, gingham napkins:  Pier 1
Salt and Pepper Shaker Set:  MacKenzie-Childs Aurora pattern from the Taylor Collection
Votives:  Leaf 'n Petal
Red vase:  Cheap plastic thing from the grocery store (flowers came in it and I saved it for the color!)
Blue ceramic vase:  Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic
Square white cake platter:  Williams Sonoma
Blue and white dessert plates:  Anthropologie

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Happy birthday shanley belle!
    Everything looks amazing.. can't wait to see the rest of the pups in their cubs uniforms:-)
    You're awesome.

  2. I love it!!! Happy Belated Birthday Shanley Belle and what a great gift the Cubs gave you too! Go Cubs Go!

  3. oh my goodness, I love birthdays, and this celebration is decorated right down to the wagging tail! LOVE the theme Ricki Jill, and congrats to the Cubs! Great cake! Your flowers and tablescape are gorgeous, Happy Bday Shanley Belle!

  4. The best idea!! Your sweet dogs!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.
    Go Cubs!
    Maybe next year I will be able to say Go Brewers. Ha! ;-)


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