I had a blast planning for a Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Party for my sweet parents!
I made everyone wear RED! ;) (Ashley, Collin, Mom, Dad, Me, Joe, and Joe’s afro)
Several weeks ago, I asked my parents what they would like for me to bake for their party---anything in the world…(I LOOOOVE a good reason to bake!) My mom immediately replied, without any hesitation: “Paula Deen’s Wedding Cake- the cake she had at her wedding”! (Almond Sour Cream Pound Cake)
You got it, Mah! Coming right up…
I just HAD to make Paula’s Red Velvet Cake as well (to go along with the “RED” theme, of course)---modified into cupcakes.
Amazing recipes! SO moist and delish. A closer look at the goodies:
Couldn’t resist this one…(the picture, nor the man)
The table of vintage 1970’s candy with a cool book of things that were in the news during the year they were married. I thought all of the different retro candies were SO cool!
LOVE them! (Dad, Mom, me, Joe, Joe’s afro)
Since the 40th anniversary is all about rubies---we just couldn’t pass up this necklace for Mom---a circle, like their wedding bands---a shape that represents an unbroken promise of love and commitment. The circle has no beginning and no end; therefore, the marriage has no end.
Cute little prom picture…looks like they’re getting a conga-line started. (Dad, Mom, Collin, Ashley)
And my most FAVORITE part of the entire thing???…this UH-MAY-ZING drawing that my uber-talented sis-in-law penciled by hand!
Ashley is an incredible artist!!! I got on to her for not doing this full-time! It only took her 5 hours to create this drawing. I am still amazed…
Awww…SO sweet! LOVE this pic
After the party, my Dad surprised Mom with a classy hotel in the downtown Fort Worth Stockyards district & fancy dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. (Jealous that I have YET to eat there…hint, hint Joe) ;)
We had a blast celebrating and loving on you guys this weekend! Happy 40th Anniversary to the best parents in the world! I love you.