Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aunt Rita's 50th Birthday Party (pics heavy)

The party was held at Cousin Nikki's house. We used a travel theme since Aunt Rita has been all over the world - from Africa to Europe... she has traveled to so many places. Many of the guests, including her sisters, had no idea that Aunt Rita had been to so many places.

The candy table was adorable. It included all different candies from when Aunt Rita was a little girl, buying candy for a penny!

The planning committee included Aunt Patricia, Cousin Kellie, Cousin Nikki and Me!

dress - Aunt Rita's closet (DressBarn)
shoes - comfortable
necklace - Burlington
Next time I wear this dress, I will most likely wear it with a belt. i think it needs some waist definition.
... and the guest of honor!

she wore a long black column dress from LaneBryant. She looked so hot!

Uncle Gerald was pretty sharp too .. and he definitely had a "fox" on his arm.

Cousin Nikki looked stunning in the outfit that I pulled together for her. Comfortable and classy!
Aunt Lynn had on an awesome top. dont u love the colors?

Aunt Berniece and Grandma

Mother and daughter

Aunt Rita with her sisters-in-law

I was explaining the game / ice breaker to my mom

BayBay was telling me all the answers to the game.

The children of Mary and Clarence Jones Sr

Aunt Patricia was part of the planning committee.

Uncle Joe was the photographer for the night.

In the basement, we had a dance floor.. and Hubby was on the 1s and 2s

We snacked on appetizers. Mingled upstairs and downstairs. Watched a slideshow of Aunt Rita and her travels. And after dinner was served ...
Then it was time for cake!

The family all gathered with wonderful things to say about Aunt Rita.

I lit the sparkling candle! (not really sure what I was doing)

Make a wish!

BayBay and Grandma with their seven children.

Grandma and her sisters! .. I always know how to make them smile.

All the September babies gathered for a photo!

The men to carry on the "Jones" name. My grandfather really wanted to take this picture with my Uncle Bay and his two sons.

I love standing next to these guys, they make me look so small and petite, lol!
Cousin Aaron and Cousin Sterling

me and my golden girls again!
Then Aunt Rita opened her gifts as we all "ooohhh" and "aaaahhhed"

We didnt eat one of the turkeys.. so Aunt DeeDee suggested that we wrap it tight and freeze it. I cant wait to taste how this comes out. Cousin Kellie did a great job with all of the food. It was delicious.

It was an excellent night and most of all Aunt Rita and Uncle Gerald were pleased!
Happy 50th Birthday Aunt Rita!

1 comment:

Lynn Renee said...

Kameel, your blog is so much fun and so insightful. You are amazingly talented!!! The party was phenomenal from the theme, to the colors, the music and the food. Big kudos to all who planned and played a part. The guest of honor was absolutely radiant (yes YOU Rita - LOL); and I felt so blessed that Richard, Laurynn ("That's Auntie Rita!"), Lyndsey ("I want some cake")and I could be a part of such a fantastic celebration for an even more fantastic sister, daughter, auntie, cousin, wife and friend. When is the next party?!?!?