Double Golden

Today, Cathy and I hosted a few couples at our place to celebrate my Double Golden Birthday.

What’s that, you say? Well, I was born on the 21st, so my golden birthday would have been 21. My double golden is this year, my 42nd.

But that’s not a thing, you say? I know. I invented it. Except I didn’t. However, this, and this were the few entries I found in a quick search, after I landed on the idea on my own. It’s a very similar sentiment for what I was going for. For many, the golden birthday is magical and wonderful. For others, either it wasn’t all they’d hoped for, or they were too young or too immature to appreciate or enjoy it fully. I submit to you that the double golden birthday provides, for many, the opportunity to enjoy a special birthday as much or more than their golden, and it can also provide a bonus milestone birthday, when one gets impatient waiting for 30, 40, 50, and so on.

So, Cathy went with a golden theme, making gluten free yellow cupcakes with lemon icing, polenta, and three kinds of deviled eggs (one of my favorite hors d’oeuvres of all time), and serving cheese and crackers, with everything on yellow plates and in yellow dishes where possible. It was a sweet and lovely gesture that will not be forgotten. The yellow cupcakes were the biggest hit of the night, even moreso than the chocolate and peanut butter ones I’d requested.

So I submit to you my latest near-creation, the Double Golden Birthday. It’s totally going to be a thing. Enjoy!

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