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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 22

Bullfrog Party, Engagement Party, 75th Anniversary, Baby Shower, Banquet
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: September 22, 2013


Event: The Tri Delta Bullfrog party was held in the home of Alison and Jack Counts with the theme of “Bullfrog Fiesta.” Hostesses were members of the Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman Tri Delta Alumnae.

Entertainment: A mariachi band played for the 125 guests.

Decorations: The table decorations were Mexican serapes and blankets on bright-colored tablecloths. Centerpieces were straw sombrero hats, pom-pom tissue flowers and festive mascot bullfrogs.

More frogs: There were frogs on guest nametags, on place cards for the food items, on sombreros, miniature glass frog holders, lily pad wine toppers and embroidered frogs on the apron fronts of the volunteer bartenders.

Dinner: Included a spicy beef mini taco bar, chicken enchilada dip, six-layer dip, guacamole dip and chocolate brownie bites and brightly-colored iced sugar cookies.

Drink of choice: The main beverage was lime and vodka-infused “Bullfrog Cocktails.”

In charge: Kacey Luster was party chairman, and Nina Barker is Tri Delta alumnae president.

At the party: Guests included Linda and Jim Lowe, Marca and Bob Floyd, Lisa Synar, Diane and Bob Cooke, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Virginia Lafferty Robertson, Mary Lee Smiser, Lee Cohlmia, Katylee Strange, Teresa Shavney, Rick Knapp, Debbie and Bob Monnet, Angie Borin, Brooke Baumert, Jackie Jones, Kacey and Greg Luster, Brooke Powell, Nina Barker, Tina Izadi, Wendy Simpson, Julie Barry, Angie Huff, Marylee and Tim Strange, Juliann Strange, Kim Mullis and Claudia and Jim Robertson.


Dinner: Leslie and Scott Samara were hosts for an engagement party honoring their daughter Juliana Samara and her fiance, Spencer Simon. The buffet dinner included beef tenderloin, shrimp, Caesar salad, Lebanese spinach pies and fried kibba. Party favors were individually wrapped cookies with a photo of the engaged couple.

Decor: At the front door were two fresh flower wreaths made from lavender and blue hydrangeas.

Welcome: Scott Samara welcomed the guests and gave a few remarks.

At the party: Family, close friends and bridal attendants were at the party as well as The Rev. John Salem and The Rev. Jeremy Davis who blessed the couple and said a special prayer blessing the engagement ring.

Other guests: Others attending were Robin, Ellie, Cassie and E.N. Simon, Adele and Bill Beakley, Nancy, Ernie, Shannon and Danny Dowdell, Ann Simon, Nancy Cohlmia, Jill and Mike Sleem, Lee and John Cohlmia, Adeeba Samara, Dolores Homsey, Sue and Gary Homsey, Nadia and Sam Shadid, Dianna and Bill Kakish, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Alix and Shea Samara, Rachel and Nelson Bolen, Elizabeth and Christopher Haggard, Kristen and Joe Carson, Wren and Benji Homsey, Melissa Burget, Shirley and Pete Everest, Laurie and Charlie Givens, Stacey and Chris Haggard, Lucinda and David Huffman, Ines and Charles Lormand, Mary and J. Robert Reneau, Karen and Mike Samis, Gayla and Tom Stapleton. Bridal attendants present included Andrew Edwards, Jenny and Jon Godsey, Corine and Floyd Simon, Maggie and John English, Elaine and Chris Anderson, Erika Braver, Meagan Samis and Beth Commander.

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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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