Sunday, July 19, 2009

CHECK IT! 50th Birthday Party

(Pictured above: My Dad in his Dragster with my brother, Kyle...back in the day!)

My Dad is a fan of black and white racing checks. He has been for as long as I can remember. The straight lines that create the black and white square pattern is an instant attraction to him. I'm sure it's related to his passion for racing. He has raced through the last 50 years quite literally. His racing history includes: motorcycles, four wheelers, snowmobiles, boats, (even RC boats!), demolition derbies, cars, and his favorite: drag racing. The inside of his dragster trailer was actually appointed with his big black and white checkers. Sooo, it was only appropriate that the theme of his 50th party would be CHECKS. He is a Prime Example of a man who has truly lived life to the fullest and provided a stable, solid home for his family at the same time.

Here is the PARTY provided by Yours Truly

The Centerpiece with Marshmallows, and Black and White M&Ms

My Mom made these adorable Checker Cookie Bites

Even the inside of the cake was checkered!

My Snack Tray with Popcorn and ONLY Black and White Treats: Oreos and Tootsie Rolls

The Photo Memory Board

Was this before or after Daddy let us suck helium??
Happy 50th Birthday Dad! LOVE YOU
My Dad has lived the most exciting life so far of ANYONE I personally know!

He inspires us all to REACH OUT and Take Life for a Ride!



This is from Dad... I want to thank all my family for all you do for me and for how you always stand by me whatever I decide to do. Thank you, Shari, my wonderful wife, for taking care of me and standing right next to me as if we were one. Thank you, Lisa, my caring daughter,for all the love you show me and for the wonderful family you have. You work so very hard to be the best wife, mother and daughter. Also, what wonderful grandsons(Skyler, Dakotah, and Titus)! You all show so much love and made some of the best birthday cards I have ever had. Thanks Chris, my son-in-law, for all you provide and for sharing your family with me. Kyle, my son, you are also so very special to me. You are always there for me and you're always helping on all I need help with, We share lots of good times together. I Love all you, my family, so very much !!! Thanks again. Love, DAD

Kat said...

This looks like a wonderful tribute to your dad. What a blessing it must be to have a daughter that looks up to him as you do.

Your theme and table decorations are beautiful. And so unique!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a fabulous theme. It turned out fabulous!

Dorey said...

Awesome party! I love all the details. Especially the snack trays, so cute. It's nice to know someone that loves throwing parties as much as I do. =)

Nancy said...

I remember seeing his big racing trailor at your house sometimes! I glad the birthday party was a success!

Mike said...

Love the dragster—and the checkered theme of the party.

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Jill said...

What a cool party!!