Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yes. I Know This is Over the Top.

Over the weekend we had our annual block party. Except "block party" sounds too ordinary. Because our "block party" is anything BUT ordinary.

You see, I live in a cul de sac with some truly wonderful, fun families, who happen to have a little more expensive tastes than we do, in general. And / or a lot more money. :-) While we sit on our 10 year old sofa, watching our 20+ year old tv that came from my grandparents' house which is sitting in the assemble-it-yourself entertainment center from Service Merchandise (remember Service Merchandise?), with our feet on the 30 year old coffee table from my parents' house, that sits on the area rug from Walmart, my neighbors are sitting in their livingrooms that look like a page out of "House Beautiful". But that's totally ok - we're happy with our old stuff, and I laugh to think if a burglar ever has the bad luck to choose our house to break into - he's gonna be a liiiiiiiiittle disappointed.

Anyway, the annual block party started out years ago as a simpler, potluck type of party, but it has evolved into this:
We rent a tent, tables and chairs. There's even lights strung inside
so when it gets dark, the party doesn't end.

Some of the menfolk actually built this "Tiki Bar" a couple of years ago.
It makes a few appearances over the course of the summer.

Yes, this is what we ate at our "block party".

I warned you - I totally admitted right in the title of this blog that it's over the top.

But it was goooooooooooooooooood!


  1. Sounds like fun! Can I borrow that tent thing on Sept 27th for an outdoor gig I'm playing?

    I do love me some crawfish.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun and the food looked delicious! :)

  3. Wow - that looks like quite some party. I wish we could organize my folks like this.

  4. looks like a great time. We have a huge catfish dinner that we do as a donation only charge. We raise money for the fire dept and have a big auction. It's alot of fun, just wish we had some cuter firefighters lol.

  5. Looks like a super fun party!


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