As it turns out, in little over a week's time, I photographed a 50th birthday party and then this morning a 100th birthday party! Emilia turned 100 years old today and had a big party at Brentwood Senior Living Community in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was joined by many of her friends and family, and as you can see above, entertrainment was provided by Liberace! His performance went over very well with the senior crowd.
Members of Emilia's family came over and shared birthday wishes, cards, chocolates and funny faces with her. I liked how the young girls looked in this candid photo while their mom talks joyfully with Emilia.
I did not count how many friends were in attendance, but it had to be close to forty! Everyone came over in turn to help Emilia celebrate and also to get a piece of cake!
Emilia's family is Lithuanian and they brought the special Lithuanian cake you see above, and yes that is a candle that says 100 on it! The cake was great, truly unlike any I have tasted before. A very rich taste, though the cake itself was light and dry, with crystalized fruit between layers. I noticed I was one of the only people that finished their entire piece of cake.
Thank you to Jess for contacting me about photographing this 100th birthday party. Is was a very fun photography experience!