Happy 100th Birthday Clara and Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Avery! Back

Posted May 28, 2015

We just love catering birthday parties! They’re always so much fun,  filled with the joy of family and friends reminiscing, laughing & enjoying good food. A milestone birthday is even more cause to celebrate... but two awesome birthdays combined? This is truly a momentous occasion!  This celebration was such a blessing for the entire family and an honor for us to have the privilege to be a part of. The intimate gathering included about 70 close friends and family. It was a lovely back yard BBQ (see the menu & pics below), yet truly the highlight was Clara sharing with all her secrets to longevity! Most importantly she says, "focus on the positive!"

Her family concurs, "She has an amazing attitude towards life and always has a smile on her face."

She said that life is full of surprises. We don’t always get what we expect and it’s not always easy. Clara says we should “ live life with gratitude because life is precious. “ What an inspiration to learn about Clara, the new centurion. She was born in Connecticut in 1915 and was raised in Detroit, Michigan.  She met her husband Murray after WWII at an army dance.  He was a doctor, and was stationed in Germany during the war. Together they moved to Boston where they raised their family.  They retired to Florida in 1980 and after Murray passed away, Clara moved to California to be near her family.  She has lived at the Jewish Home for the Aging for ten years now and loves it.  Clara enjoys meeting new people, crocheting, watching movies and eating good food! zunder 5.24.15 8 zunder 5.24.15 7 zunder 5.24.15 6 zunder 5.24.15 5 zunder 5.24.15 4 zunder 5.24.15 2 zunder 5.24.15 1   zunder 5.24.15 9 The Menu Included   BBQ Chicken Shitake Crusted Filet of Beef Tenderloin on Bamboo with Horseradish Cream Sauce Veggie Burgers All Beef Hot Dogs   Red Skinned Potato Mashers Layered with Garlic Spinach and Crispy Onions   Tuscan Grilled Early Summer Vegetables with Fig Balsamic Glaze   Organic Mixed Greens with Quinoa, Grilled Corn, Red Bell Peppers Artichoke Hearts, Green Beans Cucumbers and Lemon Sherry Dressing   Pretzel Bread with Sweet Creamy Butter •••••  Sweets Birthday Cake Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Lemon Bars Seasonal Fresh Cut Fruit