Celebrating our 25th anniversary

Gerben and I celebrated our 25th anniversary on June 10th with family and friends. We are not married by the way. Late last year we started to make plans for a party. We did not want it too big, just family and friends and we wanted a nice location and to celebrate it outside. In February we sent the invitations so then all you can do about the weather is to wait and to hope for a sunny day. And we had the most perfect sunny day! We really wanted to spoil our guests and I think we’ve done that well. And we were also very spoiled. From my in-laws, we got very beautiful corsages. We got many restaurant vouchers(are we known for loving food?). And everyone wrote something on paper harts that were hanged in a small ,,tree,,( that original was brown, but my father in law had painted it three times because we have everything white!) Today I want to share this day with you.25th anniversary25th anniversary25th anniversary25th anniversary

How and where did we celebrate our 25th anniversary?

The location we had chosen was the Halsaf estate in Babberich. An old estate, formerly a castle, in a forest with a beautiful history. The manager new very quickly how we wanted the party and came up with great ideas.25th anniversary25th anniversary

So the guests arrived at 4pm and where welcomed with a prosecco. After a few drinks we went to another part of the estate where a funny presentation was held about the name of the estate. The translation of the name ,,Halsaf” is ,,neck off”. So you can imagine the different stories about how the castle came to it’s name. Then it was time for a amuse and more drinks and chatting. After that it was time to eat. We had a buffet and delicious ice cream afterwards.25th anniversary25th anniversary25th anniversary

Gerben’s family had written a song for us and they all performed that for us! Hilarious to see! We loved it!25th anniversary25th anniversaryWe als had hired  Lucky Photobooth. That’s a really nice addition to your party. Everyone can make photos with funny attributes. You will then get two strips with each three photos at a time and the people of the photobooth make sure the guests paste one strip into your guestbook and write something in it. It’s awesome!

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After dinner there was coffee with liqueur and crafty baked cookies. All the guests also got a bag of cookies with them home. The party lasted until 9pm and after everyone left, Gerben and I drank another drink together outside and enjoyed. We also booked a room at the estate and after having another drink in our room, we fel asleep real quick! The next day we had a nice breakfast waiting outside.25th anniversary25th anniversary25th anniversary

25th anniversaryWe enjoyed our party immensely!

Thank you all for being part of it!

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    • July 11, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thank you Jodie!

    • July 11, 2017 / 8:31 am

      It was Patti! Thank you!

  1. July 11, 2017 / 2:56 am

    What a perfect party! And you look fabulous. Thank so much for inviting us.

  2. July 11, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Ik vind het zoo leuk om een persoonlijk stukje van jullie 25 jaar samenzijn te lezen!! Wat een prachtige dag. Mooi weer, leuk gezelschap en een pittoreske locatie!!! Nog heeeeel veel jaar saampjes. Leuk uitziende man heb je ook. Mooi stel!

    • July 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Haha, ik zal t doorgeven!

    • July 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you Tina!

  3. July 11, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Congratulations Nancy! This looks like such a fabulous time! I Gorgeous setting. I adore your outfit. So fun and chic. My husband and I are about to celebrate our 27th anniversary in a few weeks. When I type that out it just seems crazy that we have been married that long, it seems like it has gone by so fast. 🙂

    • July 11, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Yes! I feel the same! I think:what !25years! How is that possible But we had a great party!

  4. July 11, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Happy anniversary, looks like you all had a splendid time. Love a good party, especially if it’s with family and close friends. x Jacqui

    • July 11, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      I agree! We just wanted the people we really love to have around us!

  5. July 11, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    What a great party! Congratulations1

  6. July 11, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Congrats Nancy looks like a fantstic day. Now towards the 50 😉

  7. July 11, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with loved ones around and the location for the celebration looks beautiful. I love your outfit especially that t.shirt! Congratulations!
    xo Yvonne

    • July 11, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      Thank you very much Yvonne!

    • July 11, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Thank you Ashley!

  8. July 12, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Dat was een mooi feestje! Prachtige locatie!

    • July 12, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Ja echt! En zulk mooi weer!

  9. July 12, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Wat leuk! Wat een gezelligheid hihi!

  10. July 12, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Happy Anniversary! What a lovely party and beautiful family! You look gorgeous and your outfit is perfect for an outdoor party!


    • July 12, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you! It was fantastic!

  11. Makenzie Mick
    July 13, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Happy anniversary 🙂 Amazing !! If you have a sec I would love for you to drop by/ follow my new blog 🙂 XX

  12. July 13, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Nog van harte gefeliciteerd! Dat is al lang zeg 25 jaar! En wat zag jullie feest er onwijs gezellig uit zeg!

    • July 13, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Ja lang he! Maar ‘t voelt nog maar heel kort! Dankjewel!

  13. July 13, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Van harte gefeliciteerd! Ziet er supergezellig uit!
    Ik hou van je shirt, wat een leukerd!

    • July 13, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Dankjewel! Morgen komt de outfit op de blog! Met nog een ander t-shirt op de rok!( ik ben wel een katten mens )

  14. Lorna
    July 13, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!! 25 years is incredible!! And the party looks amazing!!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • July 13, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you Lorna!

  15. July 13, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I am happy that you did a post on your anniversary and let your blogger friends in on the fun. And I want that Poodle shirt! You have inspired me to try and find a cool one. Most of the Poodle shirts i see around here are pretty stodgy because they are for Poodle breeders.

    • July 13, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      Ha ha, I’m definitely not a poodle breeder! I’m a cat person. I show the outfit tomorrow on the blog but added a cat tee too!

    • July 15, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Ja wat een tijd hè! Maar het is voorbij gevlogen!

    • July 18, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you Emma!

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