70th Birthday Bash

When we were back in Canada in March earlier this year I asked my mom what she wanted to do for her upcoming milestone 70th birthday in June. We tossed a few ideas around but when I mentioned having a dance she perked up and hence the planning began. We hired a band, settled on a venue, found a caterer and bartender, and were soon sending out invitations for the party on Saturday, June 22nd.

The party was a huge success with 70 guests in attendance. The celebration started at 6:00pm with a Harvey Wallbanger welcome drink cocktail. Dinner was catered by Rocky Mountain BBQ and included both beef on a bun and pulled pork along with garlic roasted potatoes and fixings, coleslaw, and BBQ baked beans. The food was delicious. After dinner, the Jana and Danny band started playing and got the crowd on the dance floor. We cut the birthday cake that my mom’s friend Bieny had made around 10:00pm with everyone singing Happy Birthday. People started slowly trickling out after that but we had a few people make it to the last song at midnight. Everyone had a great time and my mom was happy to see so many family and friends.

Waiting for the guests to arrive

Jana & Danny band getting set up

Toonie Bar is stocked

The cake arrives

The crowd gets up to dance

Catching up with old friends

The Cousins made it!

Having a good time

Finally time to cut the cake

We were home for a total of 10 days this visit.  I made it downtown to Proof for cocktails with Jen and Steven, caught a movie with my Sis and stayed at her new condo, had an afternoon barbeque at my Dad’s, and visited with a few close friends. Dan was busy as well spending time out in Strathmore, Red Deer, Sherwood Park, Viking, and Calgary. It was a great visit home and we all were so happy to celebrate my mom’s 70th birthday with her!

About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to, as well as to share our adventure with others.
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4 Responses to 70th Birthday Bash

  1. Jen says:

    Great party! Thanks for having us.

  2. Judy Erickson says:

    Great party- Rettenmiers know how to celebrate!

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