Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rounding Up Family and Friends . . ..

for Laura Beth's 9th Birthday!

This was the year for LB to have a family birthday party.  On odd years, they get a family party; on even, a friend party.  Laura Beth wanted a Cowboy themed birthday supper with a few of her closest friends and family this year.  We kept things VERY simple but I did want to add a few extra touches to what would have been a normal Friday night supper since it was her birthday.  

For the table, I wanted a bandana tablecloth and that just did not happen.  So, I spread a white tablecloth on and placed red bandanas down the middle.  I placed a galvanized bucket from her Little House on the Prairie party (3 years ago - Ahhh!!) in the middle filled with creamed mints wrapped in bandana packaging from Oriental Trading. From Oriental Trading, I also picked up some barbed wire that went down the middle of the table and bar.  Very simple but the birthday girl LOVED it!!!

On the bar, we set up a buffet of Laura Beth's favorite foods.  When she said she wanted a western party, I thought BBQ.  Nope.  She wanted her favorite - hot dogs and hamburgers.  The bar was set up with bandanas laid out on it as well.  I found a cute utensil holder from Oriental Trading that greeted the hungry guests.  Bandana napkins and platters were found at Hobby Lobby.  We filled the platters up with hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, Southern BBQ chips and tortilla chips.  The birthday girl also requested Ro-Tel dip and a fruit tray filled with grapes and strawberries.

After eating she got to open a few of her gifts.  She is a bag girl - just like her momma! So she loved her new houndstooth backpack!  RTR!!!

Carter had a sweet moment with his sister and wrote her a book called The Best Sister Ever. See blog post about that coming soon!!!

She also received money to help her go an extra week to Mid-South Youth Camp this summer!!!  Then we pigged out some more eating birthday cake!  This picture kills me because she looks so old in it!!!

Great Papa Whittle joined us for the party.

Gran and Grandad Willis also joined in on the fun!
and, of course, we had to play a little
Carter and LB with their backup dancers!!!
 We had a great time celebrating Laura Beth and we wish her many more birthdays to come!!!! We love you, sweet girl!!!

1 comment:

Kimberly Washer said...

I can't wait to read about Carter's gift!! I love that bookbag!!!

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