We decided to go with a casual atmosphere that guaranteed good food, so we chose Luella’s Bar-B-Que in Biltmore Park. The staff was so accommodating and easy to work with! I called several weeks ahead to make sure they were okay with us taking over a section of the restaurant – since it was Monday at lunch they were more than happy to have us there.
My Mom made one of her famous desserts – this time it was a show-stopping three-layer carrot cake. It was both spectacular and delicious! I set up the table with a few helium balloons (from Dollar Tree – they have a great selection) and placed a party favor at each person’s seat.
For the party favors, I went with the theme of Dad’s favorite things. My Mom, sister and I all chose gifts to include in the bag that are things Dad loves. Everyone received a bag filled with a pair of crazy socks, flavored coffee, nuts, orange life savers and a handkerchief. Bow ties are part of Dad’s signature style, so I made the gift tags using this template from Pinterest.
My Dad is a very generous person and I thought it was fun to celebrate him with personalized party favors for all the guests!
My whole family really was there – we took these family pictures at the beginning of the day. Once my sister and brother in law arrived with my nephews, I didn’t get too many more pictures! I wish I had a few more with my sister and her family – time just flies when we’re all together!
After lunch we escaped the bitterly cold day at the Asheville mall. My family loves to shop (even my Dad!), so it was the perfect place to hang out. I am really thankful that we all live close enough to meet up for the day – it’s a precious thing!
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