Birthday Celebration 2018

You guys know my mother-in-law, Marla.  She’s so stinkin’ cute, she loves making things fun for my kiddos, and she knows how to throw a good party.  Last Friday evening, she hosted a little joint birthday dinner for me and Tab.  I had no clue what to expect {and looking back on these pictures I probably shouldn’t have had the girls bathe and let them wear pajamas over there} and was told the kiddos needed to arrive a few minutes early.  Tab and I sat quietly in the living room while they were upstairs getting ready.  They came down like this…

I mean.  SO stinkin’ cute!

These four were our servers for the evening.

Marla had made this cute little sign.  And the old age sign was outside on the sidewalk when we arrived.

A little close-up…I had no clue what a “Wimpy” bar was.  Do you guys know?  On Sunday afternoon, my kiddos all asked if they could have some candy and we allowed them to choose one.  Nixon asked us what a “Wimpy” was but I totally thought it was a Snickers with a name on the front.  Tab did too.  His exact words were, “if you’re feeling wimpy, you need a Snickers”.  Clearly, he made that up.  A few seconds after Nixon started eating it, he was frantically shouting, “MY THROAT BURNS”!  {He can not handle anything remotely spicy.}  I got him some water and he just kept saying it.  For a few minutes, I was nervous he’d become allergic to peanuts and was having some sort of reaction.  I glanced at the wrapper and saw the chili pepper image.  Just to clear things up, a Wimpy candy bar is not the same thing as a Snickers.  It’s a “fiery” Snickers and according to Nixon it tastes MUCH different.


The table was set with all sorts of fun birthday decor.

I haven’t found this room in Marla’s house, but my guess is she has some sort of secret party room where she keeps all her party supplies. 😉

Marla can set a FUN table!

Then our servers approached and showed us the menu.  Nixon was my special waiter for the evening.

Ebby Lee took care of Tab.

And Bowen took care of G…you should have seen the notes he was taking about what G wanted to eat.  

My server couldn’t have been cuter.

We each got a menu…

That was all about the Slaughter family.

Marla had made a delicious dinner of Tab’s Yellow Flag Chicken, Bo Bo’s Po-ta-toes, G’s Green Beans, and Slaughter Sealed Salad.  My server was so sweet to point out the “specials” or “features” for the evening so I knew exactly how to order.  Tab didn’t understand what was happening so he ordered items that had “just sold out” a few times.   ha!

And I got to sit beside this cutie.

I really should have taken a picture of my plate.  Marla knocked it out of the park on dinner AND dessert!  I wanted to share the details because my kiddos thought it was so fun to celebrate this way.  They really did a great job, took it very seriously, and were so helpful.  Now, I know Marla did all the work.  {Thank you, Marla!!}  But, this would be a fabulous way to celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Birthdays and so much more.

Such a fabulous birthday idea!

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

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  1. 8.22.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Such a cute idea! How fun for your kids!

  2. 8.22.18
    Unknown said:

    I think we may all hate you a little for how amazing your in-law’s are! 😉 Heehee, happy birthday!!

  3. 8.22.18
    Lisa said:

    what an awesome idea! and an awesome mother-in-law!

  4. 8.22.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    What a CUTE idea!!!

  5. 8.22.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Wow! Marla did so much!! What a special (and creative!!!) dinner for you two!!

  6. 8.22.18
    Anonymous said:

    How Sweet is Marla!!?? What a perfect birthday celebration! ❤️❤️❤️

  7. 8.22.18
    Tanya said:

    This is such a fun idea! What a great birthday celebration!

  8. 8.22.18
    PotchMcClosk said:

    This is such a great idea!! I am tucking this one away in my brain to do someday.

    Also, I read 'tell me three things' that you recommended recently… such a cute book!! And… there was a character named Ashby! 😛

  9. 8.22.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Marla really is THE BEST!!!!!!!!! Such a fun evening!

  10. 8.22.18
    Julie Bradford said:

    I think we ALL want a MARLA in our life!!!! 🙂 how sweet is she… what a fun & special way to celebrate your birthdays….special for everyone! love it!!!

  11. 8.22.18
    Kathy Lang said:

    This is such a special and fun way to celebrate family birthdays! I laughed out loud at the wimpy bar situation with Nixon! I had never heard of that candy bar either, and as much as I like spicy foods, it's so weird to expect to taste sweet and nutty, but then you taste something entirely different! 🙂

  12. 8.22.18
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  13. 8.22.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Marla is just the greatest!! Such a fun dinner and poor Nix and the wimpy bar!! I would have thought it was just a regular Snickers too! Too funny!
    That Inspired Chick

  14. 8.22.18
    a little bit of emily said:

    Such a clever and fun idea!!! It seems like Marla's it THE place for neat parties – whenever you have shared things they all seem so cute and fun.

  15. 8.22.18
    Lauren said:

    This is SO freakin' cute!!

  16. 8.22.18
    Cristina said:

    I need a Marla!!!! Such a creative birthday celebration!!! And the cutest servers I have ever saw. That Britt’s smile just keeps getting bigger the longer she is with you guys. Love your family ❤️

  17. 8.22.18
    brookerichardson said:

    Oh my gosh! So clever and sweet! What a thoughtful bday celebration!

  18. 8.23.18
    Audra said:

    pretty britty peach cobbler! love!