Thursday, September 4, 2008


The women at church have a "Birthday Club" where we celebrate birthdays each quarter. The party for that quarter is planned by those honorees and it is always around a theme. No one knows anything about the party before they arrive other than what to wear. We were given invitations several weeks ago and knew that we were to wear pajamas. Other than that, the party was a complete surprise. When I arrived at the fellowship hall of the church the corner had this bed set up and the theme was a Slumber Party.
This was a picture of one of the tables and you can see that they were decorated with nail files, cotton balls, curlers, fingernail polish, etc. Anything girls might want to do at a slumber party. By the way....who (my age) didn't remember 45 records and a record player? They had this and the best "oldies" played during the meal.
Even the younger ladies enjoyed the "oldies but goodies" that were playing. The food for the party was a taco salad bar with everything you could possibly want to put on your salad. Dessert was banana splits. We always have games and door prizes. It was such a fun night and each lady had a great time laughing and looks forward to the next party and wonders what "theme" it will be!
I have to share something they used tonight in serving the banana split fixins' . They put bowls inside these black shell-like containers filled with cheeries, pineapple, strawberries, nuts, etc. I realized that these shell-like containers were old record albums. One of the gals had made them. This is how they were made.
Take a large record (get it at thrift store)
Put it on a cookie sheet & put a smaller pyrex type bowl on top of the record
Have oven heated to 375 degrees & put this in oven for about 5 - 7 minutes.
Take it out and the record should be really soft. Take a dish cloth (because the record is hot) and begin to form around the bowl making sure the bottom of the record is flat. Be sure you can get the bowl out easily.

This is what it looks like from the side.

This is from above. This was really cute with all the bowls filled with different food items.


Stephanie said...

That is way too cool! I want to make one now!!
Hope your weekend is great,

Tricia said...

That is so cute. You know we do B&B's for B'days. I have been in a club that played BINGO and we all brought prizes. I'm very impressed with this church activity. G. Rose needs to be in that. Sue, I need you to email me. I need your address. Tricia

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness, What a trip down memory lane... I had no idea you could still get 45's? And the little plastic dealies you put in the hole so it could play on a regular record player! Those were the days!
We used to make those record bowls when I was younger in California.
Looks like you had a really wonderful time. Wish I went to your church! It would be quite the drive to get there on time though! :)

Linda said...

What great fellowship and fun! Love the bowl idea. Need to look for the records at yard sales now!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a neat idea! I have never heard of it, what a fun time you had:)
Have a great weekend.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a fun party! I bet everybody did have a great time!

Kimberly said...

Hello Sue, I have some news for you... hey, that rhymes...

Congratulations my dear! You won my little prize!

If you'd like to pass on your address to me, I will have your frame and leafies in the mail first thing Monday morning...

All the best,and I hope you like them!

Blessings, Kimberly

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Sue,
I'm back-Just wanted to let you know I am busy looking for a stocking swap partner for you!
Give me a few days...Thank you for posting the stockings on your blog announcing the swap-Go ahead and remove it because the swap is closed...Now the fun can begin!