Friday, December 30, 2016

Surprise 40th Anniversary Party!

This past fall, on October 2nd to be exact, my parents had something to celebrate....
their 40th wedding anniversary!  My sister and I had planned to make it a surprise so that's what we did!  We had it at my church and decorated it using the colors orange and yellow and even recreated some of the décor ideas such as the crepe paper down the middle of the tables. 
 
We had a cake made too.



Amy made cookies in the shape of the number 40.

 
We had wedding pictures blown up and made a frame for guests to sign.
 
I even wrote a little poem.




 
We even found the wedding album and had that out for everyone's viewing pleasure. 




 
We told mom and dad to meet us at church and that we were going to go out to eat.  Little did they know, that was not going to happen.  Dad thought he was going to the Weber Grill.  Ha!

 
They were pretty surprised! 






 
We told them that they had about 15 minutes to let it sink in before guests started showing up.


 
We catered some food and made salads and sides ourselves.



 
Mom and dad with their 2 flower girls.



Cutting the cake!
 
Almost everyone came out too! 


 
Mom's cousin Teri, surprised her by coming from Wisconsin with her family!




 
Tara and Mike were there!

 
Aunt Maureen, cousin Wally, and Mary Beth

 
Laurie, Molly, and Janis

 
Aunt Carol, Aunt Nancy, and Aunt Rosemary

 
Scott and Nick

 
Rico and Chris Andel

 
Scrapbook Lane ladies

 
The Eldred's and the Sartain's

 
Joyce and Bruce

 
Rob Andel and Bob Zimmerman

 
Uncle Jerry, Uncle Ray, and Uncle Jim

 
Mom with her besties


 
The neighbors

 
Some of the people from the original wedding party



The kids had fun playing.


 
 
It was a great party!  Everyone had fun and mom and dad were certainly surprised!  Happy 40th anniversary!


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