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My White Trash, Redneck, Trailer Park 40th Birthday Party!

My sweet husband decided to throw me a white trash birthday party…

This is what the invitation said…

My old lady is turning 40 and I is throwin her this party. I telled her I was throwin her a 30th party so don’t tell her you know her reel age. It is not a suprise cuz you cant pull anyting over on her. Plus, she luves Walmart.

Were gonna have contests with reel good prizes.We will be providing some kinda slop for chow, but please bring an appeteezer, cassarole or a desert to share.WE is gonna have a prize for the best one in the trailer park.

This here is a trashy party, so you best Bring your own quality beer (Pabst, Old Milwakee, Naty Ice, Miller High Life etc.) You will be turned away at the dorr if you bring any of that impurt crud.

Redneck/White Trash duds- clothing rekwired, for some of you classy folks who threw out yer overalls years ago. For the rest of you…I am sure you can get all gussied up…. probably not too much different then yer usually outfits you’d wear to any ol’ hooten nanny.

Decorate a toilet seat. Bling it up good. We gonna to hang them up and vote on the best one.

If you gonna drank dont drive. You can crash on our flour or bring your trailer and park it out front.

Most important, we don’t have our brats and we dont wanna see yours.

He was going hand write these words and print them out on white lined paper for the best white trash invites ever. Then mail them in the envelopes we have been saving from our bills (we pay online), but he decided to do an Evite instead (much easier and cheaper). So, I am using the paper and envelopes for the thank you notes. Just you wait friends! Ha!

I’m the birthday girl!

birthday-girl

I bought this dress at Amvets (I thought it was a dress and found out it is really a nightie) .

Check out my real fox feet earrings (sorry PETA, I bought the feet at an estate sale!).

So, about the decorations…

I wish I could say these were my ideas but Brad was the one that came up with everything (maybe he should have his own blog!). He spent a week getting ready for the party.

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Miss spelled spray painted partee (party) sign in the front yard (he even parked the car on the lawn).

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 Miss spelled bertday (birthday) sign with old pictures of me in the entry way.

Beer can garland and more spray painted sheets hanging in the family room.

You know you are redneck when you don’t have to take any internet photos and make then your own we already had enough white trash family photos to put up!

Oh, and Kenny Rogers!

cooler and centerpieces

We used a blow up kiddie pool for the drinks and these beautiful paper flower centerpieces.

I poured soup cans 3/4 full of quikrete, then I poured soy wax on top of that (didn’t want to fill the whole can up with wax because they didn’t need to burn for months) to make candles for the tables.

party favors

For party favors we made White Trash Boob Job kits and Trailer Trash Love Gloves which were balloons!

kits

This is what the packages said.

bottle lights

Brad worked really hard on his beer bottle lights. He took Christmas lights and inserted them into the bottles then used black electrical tape to secure them. Now, doesn’t he look hot?

wind chimes

I especially like the wind chimes he made.

Here is a list of the decorations:

  • Miss spelled birthday signs on cardboard
  • Spray painted miss spelled sheet signs hanging from the trees in the front yard
  • Cars parked on the lawn
  • American flags down the driveway
  • Beer can wind chimes
  • Foil and sheets hanging from the windows inside the house
  • Beer can garland
  • Beer bottle lights
  • Kiddie pool full of ice and drinks
  • Decorated toilet seats hanging on the fence
  • Fire ring out back
  • Soup can candles
  • Love glove balloons and Boob Job Kits Balloons party favors
  • butcher paper for table cloths
  • Paper flower centerpieces from the dollar store

 

My Redneck Family…

I think we are a pretty fun family. Everyone got really into it (especially my in laws and my mom!) and their outfits were hysterical.

family

Do you think this would make a good Christmas card?

Now, let’s talk about the cake…

I have to say I was very impressed with the cake. It was a trailer with all the amenities.

Trailer Cake

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It had an antenna on the top, above ground pool, monster trucks in the front yard, clothing line with clothes on it, couch (made of rice crispies) on the porch, aluminum roof, town trucks and cars in the front yard. And, let’s not forget the hot girl (supposed to be me). We never did eat it, it was just to good to look at!

 And the food… 

Since it was pot luck, we asked that everyone bring a dish to share. We gave a prize for the best food.

We had everything: Twinkies, pigs in a blanket, onion dip, cheez wiz on crackers and even chicken nuggets. We made sloppy Joes and mac n cheese with hot dogs.
kitty litter cake

Joe and Shelly took first place with their ‘Kitty Litter Cake’. Click here for the recipe.

twinkie cake

Marci took second place with her Twinkie and Ding Dong cake on a toilet seat.

food winners

The prizes for the best food:

  • 1st prize was a George Forman grill (from the thrift store) and that went to Shelly for the kitty litter cake.
  • 2nd prize was a slicer (from the thrift store) and that went to Marci for the Twinkie cake on the toilet seat
  • 3rd and 4th prizes were Larry the Cable Guy Beer Bread and Chicken Batter and that went to Brooke for her Bologna Pate’ and Shelby for her cornbread and hot dog muffins.
  • I think Shurie should get an honorable mention for the Micky D’s chicken nuggets. She really went all out!

Check out our guests…

Since this was a fancy party, our guests came in their best attire! Brad made a mug shot back drop and we had a friend (Ed Rodden photography) take mug shots of all the guests. Here are a few…

mugs

And we played some games…

Brad went all out for this. He shopped hard for the prizes. He made sure they were worth winning!

  • Toilet seat decorating contest- 1st place received Red Neck wind chimes.
  • Spam carving- 1st place received an autographed Daisy Duke photo
  • Ping Pong Ball spitting contest- 1st place received a pet grooming kit (Pedi Paws trimmer and nail scissors with file)
  • Turkey bowling- 1st place received a Snuggie
  • Best Dressed Man- 1st place received a $15.69 Walmart gift card.
  • Best Dressed Woman- 1st place received a $15.69 Walmart gift card.
  • Best Mullet- 1st place received a Mini Mullet Party pack from Blue Q (Body Wash/Car Wash, Mullet Wash, Air Freshener)
  • Best Pregnant lady- 1st place received a ‘Mother Like No Other’ Candle set.

Decorated Toilet Seats

scott's seat Scott won first place with his remote control toilet seat.

toilet-seats

girls

We had fun posing in front of the toilet seats!

Spam Carving Contest

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Works of art.

spam

Scott was our winner again. He really cleaned up that night. He went home with the autographed Daisy duke photo.

Ping Pong Spitting Contest

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These people are serious about their ping pong spitting rules. They made sure the beer can line was straight. If you stepped over the line you were disqualified.

ping-pong-spitting

Turkey Bowling

So, we had a left over turkey we didn’t cook last Thanksgiving (how convenient, and I say I am not a hoarder!) and it was just what we needed for the Turkey Bowling. We have a long driveway and it was perfect for this. The guys set up beer cans at the bottom of our driveway and everyone got a turn. The poor turkey was a done deal when it was over!

turkey-bowling

The Gifts…

People were so generous and so funny! I ended up with a ton of Walmart gift cards (you know I can buy something fancy with those!), flowers, white trash date night pack, mullet headband, moonshine and a beer bottle bong (the boys had fun with that one).

gifts

 My gift basket had all kinds of fun things for a white trash date. Zip ties, Vodka in Propel bottles, whip cream, cherries, a plastic window curtain (?), Spam, vegetable oil (?), a jump rope and a few other fun things.

 Best Party EVER!

So, you know you had a good party when your friends call the next day and tell you they hurt from laughing so hard. We laughed all night long and I am still laughing about it. People didn’t start leaving until after midnight (we started at 5pm) and I had to kick the rest of the guests out of the spa at 2:30am! guests

Another day in my life.

Delaney’s Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party

Mermaid-Invite

Delaney Was turning 4 and decided she wanted a Disney Little Mermaid Ariel birthday party. I found this amazing invitiation online and added my own font.

Party-favor-buckets

We invited 10 girls and I made each girl a bucket of goodies. In it I put goldfish crackers, Ariel tatoos, a Little Mermaid beachtowel, and  a mermaid skirt for dress up.

Party-favor-tags

I found this tag online added my own font, then tied bows with ribbon I got out of the dollar bin at Michael’s.

skirt

For the mermaid skirts I bought tulle and this stetchy teal fabric with silver glitter at Walmart. I cut a piece of fabric 32″ wide and 22″ long. With right sides together I stitched up the back leaving the last 8″ open at the bottom. I zig zag stitched an 18″ x 1/2″ wide piece of elastic to the waist. Then I gathered up a 62″ x 8″ piece of tulle and stitched it over the opening in the back (for a tail or fin look).

Beach-towel-chair-covers

Setting the table was so fun. I used the Ariel beach towels for chair covers. I tied each one with a bow of tulle. I used a seafoam green plastic table cloth and Ariel printed plates from Party City (I know it is plastic but I wanted easy clean up).

sushi-and-oyster-cookies

I had lots of fun sea shells on the table and decorated my plate stand with the extra tulle. I put little glass dishes with goldfish crackers and M&Ms down the center. I had a blast making rice crispie treat sushi. I cheated a little. I was running out of time so I took the packaged premade rice cripie treats and I cut them and molded them into sushi rice. I found swedish fish candy at Michael’s. Then I took the Fruit by the Foot rolls, cut it into stips and wraped it around to look like Nigiri Sushi.

The pink things with the seafoam green sprigs on the top are actually marshmallow strawberries but I thought they looked like something Ariel would eat from the ocean.

The other fun food was the oyster cookies (top plate). I took 2 Pepperidge Farm cookies that look like oysters, put pink frosting in between them. Then I added a small marshmallow for a pearl.

Mermaid-face-paint

Dude was in town for the party and she was a huge help. She is an amazing face painter. Here is her little mermaid she did!

cake-and-punch

I made under the sea soda by mixing blue Hawaiian punch, 7-up and lime sherbert (it can also double as Yoda Soda for a Star Wars party just incase you need to do that). It foams up good and looked like sea water.

Delaney had been asking for an Ariel cupcake cake. I had to much to do than to slave over cupcakes so I outsourced. Look what I found at Albertsons of all places! She loved it and her cupcake cake idea was great because we didn’t have to cut it we just pulled off the cup cakes and passed them out.

Waiting-for-Ariel

Since this was a Little Mermaid party of coarse Ariel had to make an appearance. The girls was so cute as they waited, looking out the front window for Ariel. Little did they know that Ariel snuck in the back door (she didn’t want to show off her human legs just yet) and was waiting for them.

Claire-dressed-up-like-Ariel

Our friend Claire looks just like Ariel. Her grandmother made her this awesome costume and she was the hit of the party. The girls were in awe and it was so adorable to watch.

Ariel-read-them-her-story

Ariel read them her own story. She brought with her Sebastian the crab (stuffed, not a real crab, gross) and that was her gift to the birthday girl.

Delaney sat on Ariel’s lap while we sang her Happy Birthday. She didn’t want to move out of her lap. She really did have a wonderful birthday. I hope we gave her memories she will have forever (if not she can look at this blog).

I found these thank you cards online and printed one for each guest with their photo with Ariel.

I think I had more fun than Delaney (it was my party, right?). The whole Ariel theme was so much fun and the girls and their moms had a great time. After Ariel left one little girl told her mom, “I saw her legs”. The mom said, “How did you feel about that?” The little girl said,”I think she was in human form”. Priceless!

Just another day in my life.


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Green and Blue Paisley Theme Baby Shower

A shower for baby Lucas…

So, I thought all my friends were done having babies but apparently this is still happening! I just found out a few more of my friends are preggers so there might be some more shower fun coming soon. Anyway, when we found out Marci was having a baby boy, her sister Michelle and I decided to bring all our new ideas to fruition. Now, this happened a few months ago, but I wasn’t blogging then, so let’s just pretend it happened last weekend (that is way more fun since I didn’t do anything too exciting last weekend). We had so much fun putting this shower together I wanted to share it with you. I can’t take all the credit, Michelle (not me, my friend Michelle) is quite the Martha Stewart so together we were kind of dangerous. Here you go!

It started with the invitations…

We wanted something different and not the usual pink or blue baby motif. We decided to go with a color theme and we liked the blue and green idea. I went to the fabric store and picked out this paisley print and it became our theme. We cut out the fabric and folded it around the printed cards and wala… invitations!

They measure 5.5″x4″ when folded.

diaper-invitation

The text was something I whipped up in Print Shop and the safety pin was from Walmart.

We didn’t finish the edges or anything. I guess you could do that if you wanted to work a little harder!

diaper-pattern

Here is the pattern we used.

invite-back

This is what the back looks like just in case you are worried about it (it looks like we probably could have cut that a little bit straighter).

This is what we did for decorations and food…

We kept up with our fabric theme and I made square table cloth covers out of the fabric. I just turned the ends under twice and sewed them so they looked finished and didn’t have any rough edges.

covered-boxes

We took boxes of different shapes and sizes and covered them in the fabric. I wrapped them like a present and I used packing tape and staples to secure the edges. It didn’t have to look pretty underneath (no one sees that part). We used these as risers on the tables.

We also covered a few bricks of green floral foam to poke the cake pop sticks into.

cake-pops

 The little glass cups are my mini banana pudding cups. Marci requested this because my banana pudding is her favorite.

Banana Wafer Pudding

Ingredients:

• 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

• 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

• 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

• 2 cups cold milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

• 4 bananas, sliced

• 1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers

Directions

1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

2. Put 1 vanilla wafers in the bottom of each mini cup. Arrange 2-3 banana slices evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.

Cakes Pops

Michelle made these and I don’t have a recipe for cake pops. I am sure you can grab one off someone’s site and they will be wonderful. I tried to make them once and they were too mushy. I will let you know if I attempt it again (I tried to repurpose Delaney’s birthday cake, next time I know it will work!). I do know that she rolled them in the blue and green sugar before the chocolate cooled and that is why they looks so cute! We stuck the sticks in the foam covered boxes and in pretty jars. It was a fun addition to our table.

Mini Tea Party Sandwiches & Tea Cups

We made the traditional egg sandwiches and cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches and they were delicious! We also had scones with honey butter and the tea of coarse was fancy. We borrowed the tea cups from a friend. Each one was different and so beautiful.

Hanging Lanterns

We used the blue and green colored paper lanterns in a few different sizes and hung them up with fishing line. We purchased them online at the Asian Import Store

Paisley-shower-lanterns

I left the lanters up in the living room for a week or so after the shower because they looked so great!

Party Favors

I scanned the fabric on my scanner and made 2″ circle labels for my 6oz. candle tins. I wrote thank you on the label in PhotoShop Elements. Crème Brulee is my biggest seller so I poured that scent. Let’s just say everyone loved them.

Thank-you-candle

Fresh Flowers

The last touch was a few fresh flower arrangements and roses in small vases. Simple and elegant. I still have extra fabric if you want to borrow it and throw your own paisley, blue and green party!

candles-and-tea-cups

 Another day in my life.