Thank you to everyone for coming to Ray’s Birthday Party.
We thought it was a wonderful party with a great mix of people.
We’re so glad that two of Ray’s friends from high school Sean Morey and Alan Lazar were able to make it. Ray hadn’t seen them in over 25 years. So happy to be connected in LA.
What I learned:
1. Post the time of the event at the TOP of the invite. 70% of the guests asked me what time the party was.
2. Use plastic wine glasses. Glass is lovely but as soon as you get over 12 people, unless you have a maid or a caterer, the glass situation becomes time consuming. First, I spent a lot of time that I would have liked to be with our guests running back and forth washing glasses. There were 30+ glasses but people tend to forget which one is theirs etc. Second, we broke FOUR wine glasses. Clara was gracious about the loss but there is trauma in cleaning up broken glass.
3. Getting photos of everyone at a party requires more concentrated effort than I am able to muster at the same time that I am hosting a party. I managed to miss about half of the guests, shots of the cool balloons and the dining table spread created from guest contributions. Please accept my apology. You were gorgeous!
Thanks for coming! to:
Melissa Hooven and Clayton
Kim and Rick Roberts
Stefano and Nancy Grando
(Out of date links were removed in 2017)
And a big thanks to Clara Berta for hosting the party at her lovely home.
Much praise was heard for the polenta from the Grando’s, Kim Calvert’s hand prepared passion fruit infused vodka, Kim Robert’s deviled eggs and Clara’s wild salmon. There was a run on Matt Kelly’s sushi and sake. Thank you everyone for the lovely wine and food.
Following a request for some Facebook addresses, if it wasn’t used for the link above and it exists (just 2 of us are not on Facebook), you can find it here:
Clara Berta Tom Bunzel Kim Calvert Marsha Collier Larry Gerbrandt Ray Gordon Nancy Grando Stefano Grando Melissa Hooven Matt Kelly Sean Morey Rick Roberts Marla Schulman Linda Sherman Cathee Weiss
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Julie Spira says
Thanks for sharing! I’m so sorry I missed the birthday festivities, but there was a book signing event on the calendar. Next year. All the best Ray!
melissa and clayton says
Great party.. we had a great time meeting everyone! Happy Bday Ray!