Gallery: Maggie Tabberer’s 80th Birthday

Maggie Tabberer & daughters Amanda and Brooke

The guests wore white for Maggie Tabberer’s recent 80th birthday celebrations in the NSW Southern Highlands.

The media and fashion industry pioneer turned 80 last month.

Tabberer, who received an Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 first appeared on TV in 1964 on Beauty and the Beast, and was the first person to ever win back to back Gold Logie Awards.

Foxtel’s Brian Walsh told TV Tonight the party was one to remember.

“The celebration for Maggie Tabberer’s 80th birthday was a gala luncheon and party at the beautiful Southern Highlands property of her godson, Matthew Csidei and his wife, Lauren,” he said.

“Maggie’s daughters, Amanda and Brooke, organised the event and invited 50 of Maggie’s family and friends to toast the occasion.

“It was a very special day and a fabulous party made up of a great cast, fabulous food and wine, a South American party band, memorable and emotional speeches and lots of dancing.

“Brooke took to the microphone with an incredible rendition of ‘Fever’ and Maggie joined me to start a conga line which brought every guest to their feet to bring the party to a spectacular finale.

“Maggie gave a gracious and heartfelt speech, acknowledging her incredible daughters, her beloved grandson, Marco, who flew in from Italy for the celebration and her godson, Matthew, whose late Mum, the beloved Barbara, was Maggie’s best friend.

Maggie & Vicky Jones

“It was a party to remember. Everyone wore white – the Maggie brand! Great to also spend some fun time with old pals including media executive Jill Waddy, TV veteran, Vicky Jones, designers Stuart Membery and Jonathon Ward and the always delightful, Leo Schofield.

“What a privilege to be there!”

Brian Walsh & ad agency veteran Jill Waddy

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