Last month my husband Robert and his twin brother, Charles, turned 50!
My friend Kim had written a post on her blog, 3 Peanuts, about the 50th birthday party she had thrown for her husband where she'd hired a taco truck. I thought that sounded like such a fun idea for party, so I pitched the concept to my sister-in-law and we planned a similar event for our husbands!
Our weather in Dallas was unseasonably warm in early December, which I usually don't like at all for Christmastime, but for our party it was fabulous. Our guests were able to eat and mingle outside, and it really made for a fun time.
The taco truck was a HUGE hit. So many people commented on what a great idea that was (thanks, Kim!), and the food was delicious. The truck offered seven different varieties of tacos from steak, shrimp, chicken and brisket to veggie. We also had a margarita machine in addition to Cokes and beer.
We had a great turnout of friends and family, and Robert and Charles seemed to really enjoy the party. I think it made the idea of turning 50 a lot more palatable!
The taco truck pulled into our backyard and set up on our driveway
Tacos were made to order as the guests selected the ones they wanted
Looking back toward our house. The margarita machine was behind the ferns on our back porch. Coolers with the other drinks were on the left hand side of the porch
We set up tables in our carport and on the driveway. Here Dots enjoys her tacos while visiting with her cousins Owen and Hollis
Robert strung lights across our driveway which added to the festive atmosphere
Charles and Robert with their longtime friend and fraternity brother David and his wife Kelly
Me with our friends Reid, Andy and Ann
Tacos - yum!
My parents drove in for the party. Here my mom visits with my friends Marty and Russ. Notice the darling centerpieces that my sister-in-law Patti made! She decoupaged old pictures all over white boxes and then placed a plant with some black tissue paper inside
Singing "Happy Birthday" to Robert and Charles
Close-up of Robert's cake. I ordered the cakes from Society Bakery (one was red velvet and one was spice). They were so good!
The birthday boys with their proud mother
Our house decorated for the big birthday (and Christmas)
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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