Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Ruby Red Party!

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)



The layout:



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)

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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.

mom's  ruby necklace


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!

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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.


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Anonymous said...

You are such a good daughter! The party looked amazing and the food..delicious!! I absolutely love the drawing by your sis-in-law! She is so talented! The necklace is gorgeous! How did your mom react when she opened it? I can tell you all had a great time and your parents so appreciate you. Love Joe's afro! I really think you look like your mom in her wedding photos!
Happy 40th! I hope there are 40 more!
Cathy in Frisco

Goldylocks aka Erin said...

What a great way to celebrate their anniversary!!! Looked like a fabulous time. That drawing is amazing. Oh..and LOVE all the references to your husbands afro...LMAO!!!

Anonymous said...

Suz, and Joe, and Collin, and Ashley: Thanks for the great get together with you, and of course, our 5 wonderful grandkiddoes! We have been so blessed through the years, our only regret is that Grandpapa and Sugar couldn't be there also.....WE LOVE YOU!
Mama and Daddio

Julie Webb said...

Love the party and ideas! Good Job Suz!

Ashley, go into business! The drawing is AMAZING!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Hoag! WOW, Suz! Love it all!!!! You did a great job!!! And of course Ash should go into the business! What a wonderful memory for all of you guys! Love you

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

So cute - I love your red theme!! I can't wait to try those desserts. I love Paula Dean's recipes.

Brooke said...

Wow! You are a great daughter and party-thrower! If you ever do make it out to Ruth's Chris, you have to have the sweet potatoes! They are AMAZING! My husband will pick these up for me on hard days to cheer me up. Yep - that good.

Stephanie said...

Way to go Suz!! What a fabulous little party amd treats!!
That drawing is ah-maz-ing!!!!! WOW!
I'm sure your parents are forever greatful for you doing this for them!!
Love the red theme :)

Michael and Hannah said...

You guys are the best kids EVER. I've got 4 more years until my parents his 40, but I don't think even 4 years of planning will help me pull of anything like this! Congrats to your whole family!

Joni said...

I got teary-eyed at the picture of them kissing behind their drawing! So sweet!

And why does Joe have an afro - have I missed that story?

Heath, Tara, and Kelsi said...

absolutely adorable! Love all the ideas! You're such a great daughter suz!

lauren said...

What a neat party! Happy anniversary to your wonderful parents!! That picture is awesome!!!! What a treasure!

Anonymous said...

Suz, you look like your mom did when she married. Loved this blog and it's full of love you have for your family. God Bless!

Katie said...

How wonderful, looks like a super celebration!! Congrats to your sweet parents!! BTW the cake/cupcakes looked yummy~great job on the party!!

Jara said...

So fun and soooo sweet that you did that for your parents! If you do go to Ruth's Chris be sure to get the creme brulee' for dessert - its totally scrumdidddlyumptious!!!!

Penny said...

Lovely anniversary party! You and your s-i-l are very talented. My God bless your parents with many more years together. :)

Kyle and Amy said...

Such a sweet post! Looks like yall had a great time at the party! We actually had our anniversary dinner at Ruth's Chris in Savannah and it was divine! :)

Ashley said...

LOVE! All the pictures are precious!!!!

QuatroMama said...

Awesome tribute, Mama. (Both to your parents and the fro) So much attention to details. LOVE!

annalee said...

what a wonderful way to celebrate such a wonderful couple! i'm stowing away this great idea.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

What an awesome party and an awesome idea. Sounded like a great 40th anniversary. Wish your Mom and Dad many more years of love and happiness

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