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Nolan's two!

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 15, 2012

Nolan and his dad arrive at the birthday party. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).


Nolan and his dad and mom.

It is a wonderful day when you can round up friends and family and corral them in a room full of pizza, presents and cowboy decorations.


Nolan Sanger had his second birthday at Hideaway Pizza on Memorial Road. He arrived wearing chaps and a cowboy vest (his dad had worn them when he was Nolan’s age) . His mom and dad, Angie and Ford Sanger, sent out invitations that read:

“Calling all cowboys, spurs, ropes and cowboy hats.

Saddle up…don’t forget your chaps.

Come celebrate our buckaroo.

Nolan is turning Two.

They added “We hope you can ride by!


When Nolan arrived he was a little overwhelmed by the room filled with people, balloons and all the decorations. But he soon settled in at the coloring table where his mother had thoughtfully put crayons and pictures for the entire crowd and by the end of the party when he realized all those gifts were for him… he laughed out loud.


The table’s centerpiece was a General Store surrounded by horses, cows and riders and a corral with cowboy figures. Cupcakes were decorated with cowboy hats, boots, and horses and were set on a tray lined with a red bandana.  Party favors were bags of gold nugget bubble gum and a note that said “Thanks for coming, partner.”


Party favors.

Guests colored.

Ella Brinkman and Nolan are intent on their pictures.

The centerpiece.


A great party!

A special note from the hosts.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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