|Fifty and counting....|
I was given the green light for a party and the light bulbs started going off. In the planning stages I knew I wanted it to be simple, because that is what Big "M" would want. I went with a Booze and BBQ theme. I decorated with his monogram and wood grain, sprinkling in his love for duck hunting and offshore sport fishing. I chose the colors royal blue, navy and wood grain tan.
The guest list was family and friends. And let's just say that is a crowd. Big "M" has a large family. I did surprise him with having one of his best friends from Illinois to come into town to celebrate with him.
The menu for the evening was very heavy on the bbq side. Big "M" loves his bbq and I wanted that to show. We had bbq chicken, ribs, pulled pork and brisket. And of course chicken tenders for the kiddos. And along with the bbq we had all the southern sides you could ask for; green beans, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and potato chips.
|The BBQ Table|
The dessert menu was even better... We had a traditional yellow cake with butter cream icing birthday cake, cookies (Tuna and Mallard Ducks) and banana pudding.
|Free Spooling - Tuna Cookies|
|Bag Limit - Mallard Cookies|
The boozes was just that. We set up a bar on the deck with a little bit of everything to suit all our guest taste. And of course, I got busy and forgot to get any pictures of the bar. Also on the deck, we set up a salty spot. I used a vintage wheel barrel filled with galvanized buckets that held; popcorn, peanuts and pretzels. And here again, I didn't get a picture of the salty spot either.
I found favors for all ages.... The adult only bags were tiny brown bags of mini bottles that read "Take a Shot on Me - Thanks for Coming". And for the kids I had blue gummy fish and cinnamon hot shots - replica of shotgun shells.
|Make a wish....|