Steeler Fan recently celebrated his 40th birthday. A couple weeks ago I offered to throw him a party but he declined. Five days before the big day he decided that he did, in fact, want to have a party.
With so little time to prepare, I decided to make it fun and playful. He agreed to having a Card Party themed celebration. Here are the few snapshots I managed to take before our guests arrived.
The DECORATIONS were few but very effective.
I found the oversized playing cards and black balloons at Party City. They really seemed to set the tone for the evening.
Since ladies were going to be in attendance, I added a few floral touches.
GAMES were plentiful as were the guests.
Of course there was Poker which was very popular. We also had a table set up for Spades players.
For the non-card playing guests, we had Dominoes and…
my favorite, Scrabble!!
The FOOD was pretty good too…
Deciding what to serve was a challenge for me. I wanted to make it nice without forgetting that this was a masculine party. These are the snacks we served.
Margarita Shot-Glass Shrimp and
Crispy Shrimp Tarts from the June 2007 issue of Pillsbury Summer Appetizers.
Subway sandwich slices. Also on the menu were Tequila Lime Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Empanadas, Meatballs, Spinach and Artichoke Dip & Nacho Cheese Dip with Tortilla Chips.
There were Apple Slices with caramel dip,
Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
To wash it down….bottled water decorated with scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby, fruit punch, sodas and
cocktails from our specialty beverage station.
Steeler Fan and his guests had a great time at the Card Party. Thanks for stopping by!