Charlie’s birthday party was held on January 17th and generally a success. The theme was Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, complete with home-drawn characters by daddy, peanuts, peppermint patties, a guessing game, a Charlie quiz, and general memorabilia. Favors were Puppy Chow with cute tags and the food was all-American – Sloppy Joes, Mac n Cheese, a Chili bar, Chicken, and Potato Salad. We ended the day with cake and chocolate chip cookies. In lieu of gifts, we requested books for the Books for Africa charity. We collected SO much and will update later with totals. Despite that request, Charlie was also blessed with many gifts, including toys and a fancy new (large) wardrobe. Thanks to everyone for their contribution in that regard.
I could literally name everyone who attended, but that would take up a LOT of space and time. With over NINETY guests, I have many shout-outs, so I’ll put just a few here. The rest will come in the form of Thank You notes.
Mom & Dad – Food preparation help (a LOT), Clean-up and last-minute errands
Mimi & Uncle David & kids – YOUR HOUSE, clean-up, and party preparations, including decorating and blowing up 1 zillion balloons
Linda – Your chili bar was FANTASTIC!!
Aunt Lois, Aunt Paulette, Sherry and Breanna – your UNFAILING assistance in the kitchen helped me to really ENJOY the party!
Mari – the AWESOME smash cake & your help in getting some other last-minute party prep together
Reuben – CUPS!
Jonathan Andrew & Ava – My helpers with the disastrous playroom (I hope it was worth the $5 each of you got!!)
Auntie Kooks and Uncle Jason – your assistance in the kitchen and “helping” Charlie realize his smash cake was great!
Aunt Sara and Uncle Dan – your assistance in feeding Charlie…always!
The Dixon Law Crew – for being general troopers in that basement…God bless your hearts!!!
Sarai & Riya & Ryno – For keeping Charlie company, feeding him, teaching him how to share and generally making sure the bday boy enjoyed his big day!
The Krestels – for getting Charlie his favorite gift to date – the Parents robot!
Julie R – for your help leading up to the party and running errands with me – keeping me on track!
I could literally go on and on and on…if I left you out, please accept my apologies! The day was awesome and I hope (despite the lack of pictures), Charlie remembers it for YEARS to come!