New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ANYONE FOR TENNIS

Birthday Bear
dressed ready for Tennis
Note she has a spare ball in her knickers
just like the tennis stars.
It was my very good friend Helen's birthday recently. She decided to celebrate with Birthday Bear at Sunnybank Hotel. It was my turn to dress Birthday Bear for the occasion. Now we have been carrying on this tradition for quite a few years now and it is getting harder and harder to think of a new way to dress Birthday Bear to reflect the recipients personality. If you are not familiar with our Birthday Bear Tradition read here.

Now Helen plays tennis regularly, so Birthday Bear wants to have a game with her.


A close up of the ball in her knickers

Helen was happy with her Birthday Bear. 
She said, " Yes,  yes,  you can come to tennis with me next week. Now stop nagging me and let me read the menu." 

From left to right-Bill, George, Paul, Birthday Bear, Helen, Ann, Mary.
It was quiet for Saturday lunch at the hotel and we had excellent service and a nice meal. The best thing was the great company and the smile on Helen's face when she saw her Birthday Bear.

21 comments:

  1. I am beginning to realize just how very creative you all need to be each time a birthday comes around! You did a marvellous job of dressing Birthday Bear, Diane! I love those lacy knickers and the extra ball tucked into them is a touch of sheer genius. So glad to know you all enjoyed yet another fun get together!

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  2. pub looks quiet, glad you all had a nice lunch and catch up

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  3. There is a tennis court over the road from our home and I have never seen lacy nickers like that .. though I did find a tennis ball in my garden this weekend.

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  4. You are so creative, the tennis ball in the knickers is superb!

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  5. That's really very creative Diane. I can imagine how hard it is to do even better next year! Glad you enjoyed the special lunch.

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  6. I almost didn't recognize B'day Bear when I first pulled up your blog. Love the extra ball she's carrying; what a pro she is!

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  7. hubby loves all things tennis, so i have seen many tennis players, and I must say Bear is dresses as well or better than the players.

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  8. I am trying to make my own blog. Hope it works.

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  9. You are so artistic, Diane, not to mention handy with sewing! I simply loved the tennis ball in the knickers. Glad you had a great dinner and Happy Birthday, Helen! Jo

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  10. Great outfit - she looks very professional, she could grace Wimbledon in that.

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  11. HI Diane, You did a good job fixing Birthday Bear up for Helen's birthday... How NEAT!!! I'm sure that Helen loved it!!!! Looks like the group had a good time.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. I really like Birthday Bear's tennis outfit. It sounds as if she was a big hit. I'm glad you all had a great birthday meal.

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  13. LOL! I will have to show this birthday bear to my husband. (He plays on a USTA team and tencap team, so he's playing year round.) The extra ball stored at the hip is perfect.

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  14. It may be getting more difficult to think of a new outfit for BB, but you have certainly shown great creativity this time around! Love the ball in the knickers, just like the professionals! Cute little tennis skirt too, with eyelet lace.

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  15. Good heavens - this outfit of "tennis bear" would have done Ted Tinling proud - was "Tennis Bear" trying to outshine "Gorgeous Gussie Moran"???
    Well done Diane.

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  16. Birthday Bear looks so cute in her tennis outfit......

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  17. Bravo ! you did a great job with Birthday Bear's outfit !

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  18. Fantastic. Very creative!

    I am kinda envious of all the wonderful get-togethers you have with your friends!

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  19. This bear must have played a lot of tennis to be so slim.

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  20. Another wonderful birthday celebration, and you dressed Birthday Bear up beautifully Diane.

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