50th birthday party guests

We had a little party last weekend. My husband turned the big FIVE- O!  I’m not going to poke fun of the old guy, because I’ll be there in 2.5 years and if I dish it out, I’ll have to take it too………and I’m not prepared for that!  Although in his old age, maybe he’d forget by the time I’m there!  ooops 😉

If you know me, you know I’m a bit of a reluctant entertainer, but I tried my best to channel my inner Sandy and let some of my inhibitions go.  We had the party at my sister-in-laws gorgeous property, so I didn’t have to fret over not having enough room.  I didn’t worry about a theme, coordinating colors, adorable printables or fancy food.  I let my sister-in-law and niece help me with the food and setting up, and the rest, I just “let it happen’.

And you know what happened?  We had an AMAZING time!

Such a great time, that I didn’t take any pictures – other than the group shot above and that was with my phone that I handed off to someone else! (is that not the most awesome playhouse you’ve ever seen?  it even has air conditioning/heat and a bathroom!)

Don’t you just love parties like that……….where you just enjoy the company and good food?!

Our party had, pulled pork (which I ordered from a butcher already cooked and ready to go), cheesy potatoes,  Alfredo noodles, corn, Bush’s Grillin’ Beans, Apple Pie (from Costco), brownie bites and cookies (from Costco) and I made cupcakes!……oh my did i make cupcakes!

Coca Cola Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting at Tidymom.net

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Back in April, Heather from Sprinkle Bakes posted a cupcake recipe that had my husband’s name all over it…….. Peanuts in my Coke cupcakes.  You see, he bleeds Coke and Peanut Butter.  So Coca-Cola Cupcakes with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting was a no brainier for his party.

Steve doesn’t drop peanuts in his Coke, like they do in the south, but the flavor combination was a perfect match and huge hit at the party!  I doubled Heather’s recipe and got 24 cupcakes and had icing left over, so I whipped up a batch of French Vanilla cupcakes, doctoring the cake mix like I always do, and topped them with the peanut butter frosting as well.

As my husband put it………BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!  I would call that a success!

Have you ever tried peanuts in Coke? Have any fond memories of the combination? 

 cupcake wrappers from Sweet Baking Supply

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