Thursday, 13 October 2011

Party Time

Normally we head back to Saskatchewan for Thanksgiving weekend but this year we decided to stay in Calgary because we were just home a month ago.  We also decided to have a joint thanksgiving/birthday party get together since it would be easier for everybody and nobody had to make 2 trips to Calgary for the events.
I don’t have a whole lot of photos to be honest as I was busy entertaining 31 people.  Yes 31 people in my house.  Thankfully my house is fairly big that it didn’t feel like we were sardines in a can.  With exception of 6 close family friends, the rest were family. Yes Family.  We have big families who like to celebrate!!
We did the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, cream of corn, turnip, caesar salad, pasta salad, stuffing, and a vegetable stir fry of butternut squash, peppers and mushrooms.  Greg made everything but the turkey and stuffing which was done by my Aunty Leslie and a some ham which was done by Greg’s dad incase we ran out (which we didn’t), my Aunty Patsy brought buns and my Aunty Sandy brought 4 pumpkin, 1 cherry and 1 lemon mirangue pies for dessert (made from scratch), as well we had Finley’s Abby Cadabby cake which I made and was decorated by Greg.
The only downside to having so many people in your house is the guilt of not spending enough time with each and every person who made the effort to come.  Hopefully I did a decent job!
Here are some photos that I did manage to get.
I also decorated the house with signs I made that said:
Welcome to 123 Sesame Street
Today’s Party is Brought To You By The Letter F and The Number 3
Abby’s Flying Fairy School
Elmo’s World
Elmo Says Happy Birthday Finley
Today’s Word Of The Day is Birthday
Thanks to Pinterest for all their brilliant ideas!!

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