One family tradition is that when it's your birthday you get to pick the menu.
So I asked my amazing husband to make Cajun Chicken Penne. We also had garlic bread, salad, corn on the cob and jello fluffy stuff.
We had about 30 guests, (half were children) so we set up tables in the back yard in the shade of the walnut tree.
I am older than that walnut tree. I can't believe it has grown enough to shade most of the yard.My Mom Nancy, our friend Janice, and Niki enjoying the meal. CJ and Mark with their cousins, playing in the neighbor's yard.
Another tradition is the red plate for the birthday girl (or boy).
And my favorite foods, yum!
My sister Carrie, her husband Karl, and some of the younguns.
My best friend Holly showing me the gift she made me. With Mark on my lap ready to eat my (Coldstone) cake.
My awesome husband Chris and Me with my birthday crown and boa.
It was a great birthday party.