Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Barn Party"

Every year for Kevin's birthday, I throw a big birthday bash for our teenagers. It is kind of a celebration not only for his birthday, but the end of the school year and welcoming the new 7Th graders to the group. It is always a theme party. Two years ago I did the 80's, last years was a luau and this year we went western. We had a GREAT time. 70 plus kids showed up. We had brisket, cheese dip and cake. We had a little karaoke. We had a costume contest and we had a few small door prizes too. We even had a little weather watching as the storms blew through that night. Overall it was a GREAT night. Here are a few pictures...

Welcome sign.

The decorated corner of the room.

The cake. It was sooo... YUMMY!!!

Kevin in his overalls and "Bubba Gump" cap and one of our youth leaders in his crazy costume. It was too funny!

Jordan. Isn't he just the cutest?! He is growing up so very fast. He found Kevin's old boots for the night. He also had a bandanna, sheriff's badge and some toy guns and took home second place in the costume contest.

My sweet girl. Oh how I love her and her big heart. She enjoyed the karaoke.

A hug and smile for mom. Gotta take them as I can get them. They are so busy and growing so fast...oops! I already said that didn't I? Well, I just don't like it, can you tell?

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I did a party like this for Billy when he graduated from seminary. We had us a big old barn dance with DJ! I'm sure everyone had a great time; how did you stretch that cake out for 70 kids?!


Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

OK, Kevin's birthday is celebrated to the max! You are a great wife, mom and pastor's wife!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So, creative! Very cool! Hey, I can comment on yours now. Did you switch formats?

Bridget said...

What a fun party and great way to introduce the new kids to the group! The Western theme was a neat idea!

Kristin said...

Love the decorations! :) I bet everyone had a great time!

Rachel said...

That looks like the funnest party! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

What a fun party and way to get two things done at once. Wow 70+ kids...that is awesome. So wish that my kids had a big youth group to look forward too. Praying for that. The costumes were cute and I love that cake. Adorable.

Anonymous said...

We always sing "Happy Birthday" - cowboy style - that's with YeeHaws inbetween each line! LOL - All boys, even grown up, love anything cowboy western! It looks like you had an awesome time - and your kids are so cute!!!