Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes. I enjoyed a wonderful birthday, I went to a castle and I saw Clara, Drosselmeyer, Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy.
Nutcracker in the Castle
In August we visited The Paine for the first time for Dressing Downton.
It was during this visit I learned about Nutcracker in the Castle.
We planned to visit on December 12th for my birthday.
My husband and I strolled the garden in the late Wisconsin afternoon. Do you notice, no snow, yes, it was a warm evening for December. It was a lovely stroll in the garden.
Peeking into Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Cafe
Looking at the backside of The Paine.
Another peek at Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Cafe
Entering the Castle, with the lovely Elmwood String Quartet playing the Nutcracker.
We enjoyed punch and cookies and music.
Drosselmeyer is the narrator of the theatrical performance. We are escorted from room to room in the castle and hear the story of the Nutcracker.
Each room is decorated so beautiful.
Photos are not allowed except for the first large room.
As we go along we are to look for mice.
Mouse Hunt....53 mice are hidden all around the castle.
We are treated to a lovely ballet performance in the Land of Afar.
Chocolate cake with peanut butter filling, peanut butter frosting and candy top
My husband and I had a treat at the Sugar Plum Fairy's Cupcake Cafe.
Each cupcake had a name and description
I picked out Clara.
My husband picked out Nutcracker.
White cake with strawberry filling, whipped frosting, sparkle sugar and sugar pearls
The other flavors that you could pick from...
Sugar Plum Fairy
Confetti cake with whip filling, butter cream frosting and sugar pearls
Chocolate cake, chocolate silk filling and fudge frosting
It was a lovely evening and a special birthday.
A special prayer request for another December, 12th birthday girl, Diana.
Diana blogs over at Nana Diana Takes A Break
Her family needs extra hugs and prayers.