Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rick's 50th Birthday Bash

Last Friday Rick turned 50 years old!!  We had a big birthday celebration out on our back patio.  The weather was excellent! (Which is no small feat in just never know what you are going to get)  We had a gathering of over 50 people and had some delicious food catered by Famous Dave's.    (BBQ Ribs, Roast Chicken, Garlic Mashed Taters, Macaroni and Cheese,  Baked Beans,  Green Salad, Corn Muffins, and Bread Pudding).  

I had been working hard at getting decorations ready.  Kendra found the idea for the glass candle holders on pintrest.  They were easy to make and so cute.  I thought the centerpieces turned out really cute.  The fall theme was really fun.  I ordered a tent and some patio heaters in case the night got chilled.  It turned out to be a great night!  After dinner and visiting the kids put together a small program.  Gary started with a guitar solo.  Alyssia came next with a talk of how she drew a picture for him (and accidentally left it at home)  Kaitlyn wrote her dad a cute poem.  Brach drew a picture of a copy of a Norman Rockwell of a dad and son fishing.  (Kendra was going to play the piano but had a baby instead:)  Skylar and Sarah sang a duet with Skylar on the guitar.  After the kids got finished I presented Rick with the scrapbook the girls and I had been working on.  We filled it with thoughts, memories and stories of friends and family.  

After that I had Rick read "Colonoscopy" by Dave Barry. 

 It. Is. Hysterical!  

It was a fun way to end the night.  A little mingling, food, and laughter.  
A good night!

Here are a few pictures of the evening.  

The program.......

I am so thankful to the many guests that came to support Rick on his special day. 
 Here's to 50 more my sweets!!

PS  The decoration details are in the post below.......

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for writing about this Janell--and thanks so VERY MUCH for inviting us to come!! It was a WONDERFUL weekend and a very enjoyable way to spend the evening! Everything was SO GOOD--the food, the company, the decorations, the beautiful surroundings---and you guys. Thank you, Thank you--for BOTH nights!! I just really, really had a good time!!!
    Love, Karen