Event ~ Karen’s 60th Birthday Bash

Happy 60th Birthday Kicker Mom! {I call Karen “Kicker Mom” because she’s a mom to all of us at Kicker which is my day job.} And there will definitely be fond memories of Karen’s 60th surprise birthday party. First of all, the whole fam came to town. Kim, Karen’s eldest, painstakingly planned the event and with the help of her brothers, sister, aunts and uncles; a fun birthday bash was put together and a good time was had by all! It was beautifully setup in the front yard ♥ which gave the event an extra feeling of warmth especially with the family being so close to home.

All the grandkids were in attendance! They played basketball in the driveway over-top the gargantuan happy birthday sign hand-lettered in chalk.

Other than family, the friendly neighbours came to liven up the party. And you can really feel how close everyone is. Before dinner, everyone joined hands to say grace. The spread was beautiful and delicious with fruits, vegetables, and pasta salad. There was pulled pork, fresh buns, and deviled eggs, mmmmm! For dessert there were unique and fun cake balls and yummy chocolate brownies! There was a nice selection of wine and refreshing ice tea and lemonade too.

Kicker mom got some awesome gifts. Tori, Karen’s younger daughter, came up with one of the best gifts. She put together a scrapbook to be filled with recent photos of Karen’s lovely family. And where o’ where could they find beautiful family photos taken recently?! Blue Elephant Photography of course! I share my photography work with Kicker Mom sometimes at work and I guess we made a good impression :) Kim called me up out of the blue and thought we could help make the day extra special by professionally covering the event and taking formal family photos and some fun ones of course! Scott and I were honoured and Karen was definitely surprised.

Both Scott’s and my family are far away, so it’s always nice to be included in close family affairs such as a birthday celebration especially when it’s a friend of ours. Well, didn’t it look like so much fun!? As usual, if you want to see more fun party pics check out the slideshow on the Event Page. Happy Monday to you!

  • October 10, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Jamie - What a perfect way to celebrate a very special woman

  • October 10, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    Riley - Amazing guys. The pictures and slideshows… just great. Love you Momma!

  • October 12, 2011 - 8:39 am

    Kristine - oh it was great, it kinda made me teary-eyed! she has been wanting her kids to get together for awhile and this was their surprise for her :)

  • October 12, 2011 - 8:39 am

    Kristine - thanks riley!

  • October 14, 2011 - 2:37 am

    justine - absolutely love these shots they show what looks like it must have been a great day, you have captured so much in your shots, you are very clever!

  • October 18, 2011 - 6:35 am

    Kristine - justine! i should pay you a visit again, been so busy :P thanks for stopping by!