Instead of cake...

By bettymachete Latest Reply 2010-12-28 11:02:41 -0600
Started 2010-07-31 13:36:08 -0500

My family threw me a birthday party, and I was afraid there would be the traditional fair of cake and ice cream. Instead what I woke up to was a beautiful arrangement basket of veggies and fruit all carved like flowers. It was gorgeous and best of all no guilt! What a perfect, well thought out alternative to cake! Just wanted to pass this idea along for anyone who might be looking for something different to celebrate a special occasion.

41 replies

Jaxbee 2010-12-28 11:02:41 -0600 Report

OMG Bettymachete, that's awesome! They were so thoughtful. Happy Belated Birthday! Maybe my husband can learn from this site too, I'll have to tell him about this because he bought me a big box of chocolate covered cherries for mine! I guess he got what HE wanted to eat! :(

MewElla 2010-12-28 08:21:07 -0600 Report

What a great idea for you, your family really cares about you, and it shows!! Congratulations..

hvnlyangel 2010-12-27 23:47:27 -0600 Report

That is awesome, but if you wanted some cake they have betty crocker sugar free icing and cake mix so they could have bought you some and made you a cake… But veggies and fruit are soo muchbetter for you. Happy Birthday have ablessed one.

Diane987 2010-08-25 21:53:09 -0500 Report

It's official, I have been way too busy if I missed the chance to wish my girl a happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great, guilt free time. It really was thoughtful of your family to do that instead of the "Oh one little piece won't hurt" routine many diabetics deal with. Happy Belated Birthday Betty!

klfrcmom 2010-08-10 09:27:47 -0500 Report

My friends did the same thing for me… but added cupcake scented candle for me to blow out! It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lizzylady1 2010-08-08 16:52:38 -0500 Report

Happy belated birthday! Thats so awesome that your family did that for you. We have 2 local places that do fruit and veggie arrangements, but my family still gets me a big cake with ice cream every year. They like it so they get it. Congrats on such a supportive family!

bettymachete 2010-08-08 20:55:43 -0500 Report

thank you lizzy! Oh don't get me wrong I love love cake. I would have happily ate the cake too but was really happy veggies and fruit were in front of me instead :)

flexlutherjr 2010-08-09 11:56:42 -0500 Report

well support is the best way to get threw the trials and it is great to see your family places your health high on there list my family still supports but they can nto resist the sugar i look like in hyper all the time so they think im not monitoring my sugar but i have cut half out so far i have my weakness but ill ask this for my birthday this year great idea thanks

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-08-01 17:29:19 -0500 Report

Happy late birthday. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful family.
My Mom AKA The Cake Lady would not let any event pass without cake. This year I had two Birthday cakes. 1 went to the hospital I spent over 4 weeks at as a Big Thank You. the 2nd is going to my vascualr surgeons office as another Big Thank You. I couldn't stop her from making them.

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 19:16:46 -0500 Report

Well Happy Birthday Betty!!
I have had those and they are wonderful as well as fun and beautiful. The site is and chances are there is a local delivery of them in your town. That is so thoughtful of them to do that for you. Plus, that way they can't put a ton of candles on the cake! LOL

bettymachete 2010-08-01 00:31:20 -0500 Report

LOL you got that right, no room for candles, thank heavens! I will have to upload pics of the arrangement, it was stunning! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!

Harlen 2010-07-31 16:52:29 -0500 Report

Happy B-day
some of us cant have much fruit :[
But it is a great idea
Best wishes

bettymachete 2010-08-01 00:23:11 -0500 Report

Thank you Harlen. :) Well that was what was so nice about it was there was both fruit and raw veggies. Oh my it was beautiful. And no way to eat it all, so enough to share with everyone. I suppose the arrangement can be made just with fruit or just with veggies.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-07-31 16:50:31 -0500 Report

Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday.
With your day stating like it did I know that it has been a fantastic one. Tell your family job well done. Remember you are blessed & highly favored in the name of Jesus. Wish you see many many more.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.

bettymachete 2010-08-01 00:27:23 -0500 Report

Thank you Mama! It was a wonderful birthday. I made sure they knew how much I appreciated the effort they made. I am very blessed.

RAYT721 2010-07-31 13:45:52 -0500 Report

Two things… great idea! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Today is my wife's birthday as well. She got some massage cream (and an IOU) and some flowers (not Pillsbury or Gold Medal)

bettymachete 2010-08-01 00:25:55 -0500 Report

Well ty Ray and Ohh you can't go wrong with a good massage with a great cream or oil! I am sure she loved the gift! Wish her Happy Birthday!

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