Do you like to have themed parties? We have been to a few, had an awesome time, and decided to throw a Country Party for our daughter’s 16th birthday. Food is always a big part of
our most parties and we wanted to stay with the theme of the party and serve what we thought of as good country style food.
To start with we had peanuts and popcorn as snacks to munch on. They were in cute containers everywhere for convenience and it added to the decor.
We had lots of corn on the cob that the boys helped peel and during the summer we were able to buy it for 10 cents and ear.
We boiled the corn and served them in these buckets. We had some of the corn out before the main meal. People enjoyed having it early.
One of my sisters made these baked beans that are out of this world. (Recipe below)
We also ordered Fried Chicken from a local supper market. Wow, was it tender and juice!
We had some family photos out.
We hung pictures of our daughter through the years on a sting with clothespins.
More decorations along with some of the deserts.
My sister made some awesome Cherry pies for the party!
We had lots of brownies!
And this is our Smore Bar. The chocolate was in the freeze for the day. It was hot!
Everyone enjoyed the food!
Including the little ones!
We had water, lemonade, and tea, to drink. (Wine and beer for the adults.)
We used mason jars with straws and red Solo cups.
Here are a few more random pictures.
Our little 2 year old!
A silhouette of our son.
Here is the recipe for the Awesome Baked Beans:
Baked Beans with Ground Beef":
Brown and drain:
1 pound of bacon
1 pound of ground beef
2 onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans Pork and Beans, not drained
2 cans Kidney Beans, not drained
2 cans Butter Beans, not drained
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
1 cup Ketchup
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
Put it all into a baking dish and Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees.
Here is a list of food we served at the Country party.
- Fried Chicken
- Corn on the cob
- Baked beans
- Potato fries
- Cherry pie
- Popcorn and Peanuts for snacks
To see pictures of the decorations and the activities we had at this party go to the links below.
Throwing a Party, Country Style! Part 2: Activities
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Doug and Sharon Heasley
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This is our daughter who was one of the winners of the Shaklee 180 Healthy Competition.
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