Tuesday, October 19, 2021

It's PARTY time 2021 . . .


 Hello Friends!

Sorry I've been a little preoccupied recently, but this year in lieu of our annual Neighborhood Christmas party (which we totally cancelled last year due to Covid) we decided to have an Octoberfest in our backyard.  We felt our friends/family might feel safer with it being outdoors even though it was a bit chilly & drizzly.  

The first photo shows everyone that was there at the time of picture taking ... a few more came in after that ... so we had a wonderful turn out.  Here's  a photo of just the neighbors . . .

We had PLENTY of food & drink to share ... here's the menu:

  • Sauerkraut with various sausages & hot dogs
  • Pierogies & onions 
  • Mark's Famous Chili
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip w/Scoops
  • German Potato Salad
  • Fresh Mixed Fruit
  • Linguini Salad made with Pumpkin Shaped Pasta
  • Hummus & Pita Bread (thanks Hala)
  • Pepperoni Roll (thanks Lona)
  • Meat & Cheese Platter w/various crackers
  • Chips & Dip

  • Apple Crisp
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • Donuts (thanks Christy)
  • Mulled Wine
  • Mulled Apple Cider
  • Various Beers & Wines
  • Various Sodas & Water


We had two sets of Corn Hole set up if anyone wanted to play.
Had the Solo Stove burning to help take the chill off and lots of places to sit and just 'catch up'!


I was so thrilled to have my 'kids' here!  It's an hour drive for my daughter & SIL ... about the same for my grandson Jon, Destany & 5 month old Great Grandson Landen and it's a TWO hour drive one way for Granddaughter Morgan, hubby Mark &  2 year old Great Grandson Charlie.  It truly made my day to have them all here!!

 I think everyone had a good time  ... at least they said they did!  LOL
How blessed are we to have such wonderful family, friends/neighbors!

After everyone headed home, Mark & I decided to sit and enjoy a little quiet time around the fire before heading into the house to do 'after party clean up'.  It was such a clear, beautiful night!

The end to a PERFECT DAY!

Now it's time to get busy making sure I have everything I need (which I know I don't) for the two upcoming crafting shows I'm signed up for the first two Saturday's in November.

Thanks for stopping by!

As always . . .


  1. Yay, Darlene, I'm so happy you had a good time! You have the perfect backyard for it. That's quite a spread you put on! I would have been eating all day, no joke. Now, good luck getting ready for your craft shows!

  2. Good to see you all enjoyed !!!
    Great foto"s !!!
    groeten Ineke

  3. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. So happy for you that your family and neighbors were able to party safely. Happy October. Thanks for all you do.

  4. Looks like a good time with good visits and good eats! Way to go!

  5. Looks like everyone had a great time , lots of food and I am sure great company & Family too.

  6. Now this is the place I would want to be. What a fabulous looking party. I would be out there playing corn hole and then eating and probably eating again. Plus, you had the kids and grandkids. How fun! [Bunny]

  7. Oh it looks like it was a great day even if it was chilly and drizzly. So great that far away family were able to make it too!

  8. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Glad you got to enjoy the day!
    Big hugs,


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