No strangers to the posh and debonair, we held YaYa's party at the same bowling alley that had played host to Smiley's birthday bash. Long ago, in ages past, it had been used for Lisa's bridal shower, and for my sister's baby shower.
Now, it was to mark YaYa and her cousin's special day.
Get a load of these cutlery sets. Plastic sure, but of sturdy stock and pre-wrapped in a linen-like paper napkin and tied with a ribbon that resembled a communion theme. 16 of them in each box, $2.99 a box.
Soon enough, the guests began to arrive.
[BTW - Lisa's Mom sewed the tablecloths in the photos.]
Here's some of Lisa's family from northern Wisconsin, who made the trip just for YaYa.
My Dad's Aunt, her children, and my sister.
My nephew. Yeah, let's not talk about the hair.
Lisa holding my Godmother's grandchild.
YaYa and Meadow.
My Mom talking to her Godchild Judy (on the right) and her partner of many years.
One of Caitlin's friends. What a photo-conscious girl, eh?
The Devil formerly known as the Lump
YaYa's Godfather and his wife Pam
Caitlin and Faith
Tempe and Ginger
Smiley and Tempe
Dinner was delivery from Pizza Hut, both their lasagna and chicken alfredo, along with salad. It was well received.
I cut the cake and LuLu and my sister distributed it to folks.
Meanwhile, the kids kept trying to escape.
And then the party began to wind down
And LuLu began to lose it, the first but not the last of the kids to reach the breaking point.
But a little comforting/molleycoddling did wonders, for the moment at least:
A very nice First Communion party for both girls! Congratulations!