We recently had the pleasure of planning a big SURPRISE 40th Anniversary Party. Every single year, the adorable couple drives from Memphis, TN to celebrate the week of their anniversary at the beach in Destin, FL. This year, however, would be different! Their daughter decided to invite all their friends and family to join in a week of boating, golfing, beaching, and shopping, unbeknownst to her sweet parents. Guests came from all over the nation for the surprise party, which was held the very first night of their stay. There was laughter and tears, grandchildren and childhood friends, cousins and neighbors. It was a very, very sweet night.
Our mission: to create an elegant “beachy” venue with everything the Couple of Honor loved from colors to food (“Daddy loves Motown, Mama likes sparkly things”).
Food selections were also based solely on favorites. We payed no attention to traditional fare. After 40 years of marriage, you know what you like and that’s what you should have at your party, right? Oyster shooters for Daddy, chicken salad for Mama, grits bar (served in martini glasses) for both. Key lime pie shooters for Daddy, chocolate fountain for Mama, oreo truffles (in white and milk chocolate) for both. Other items on the menu included pecan chicken skewers, carved beef , bacon wrapped veggie bundles and the most delicious shrimp toast ever.
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