Her family is back East in Ohio, snowed in. They were planning on surprising her with a visit for her 40th birthday, but the weather had other ideas. So instead, they sent her a Birthday in a Box that we're all enjoying. (What a family, eh?)
Someone made her hat out of some of the cellophane wrapping paper from the box and a paper plate. (A propos of nothing, did you know that cellophane used to be a trademark? It lost its trademark status because too many people used it generically. Just like what happened to zipper and what will probably happen to Kleenex® tissues someday....)
She's holding the candles backwards on purpose, thinking maybe people will think she's 4.
Behaviorwise, I guess that's not far off.
She did her best Fosse imitation right after this picture was shot. It's a good thing she has a day job.