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Helen Ford Wallace:Parties, Etc.:Jan. 12

Open House, Birthday Party, Kiwanis Club
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: January 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm •  Published: January 12, 2014


Event: Darlene and Larry Parman entertained friends at a New Year's Eve open house. The invitation to their guests stated that they could “Come and Go or Come and Stay. We want you anyway.”

Decor: Silver, black and gold balloons decorated the Parman home, along with streamers and New Year's party hats.

Menu: Food catered by Kyle Anderson included beef tenderloin, smoked salmon, black-eyed peas, steamed vegetables, assorted cheeses and chocolate. Champagne was served at midnight.

Guests: At the party was Gov. Mary Fallin, Wade Christensen, Ann and Burns Hargis, Susan and Mike Turpen, Scott Parman, Beth and Jim Hammack, Kaye and Ed Cook, Cindy and Bob Barnard, Cheryl and Tom Hewett, Terrie and Andy Hubbard, Joy and Jerry Richardson, Kay and Mike Smith, Anne and Barry Gray, Mary and Gary England, Ellen and Don Lisle, Marilyn and Jim Case, Carol and Don Kaspereit, Cindi and Mike Shelby, Elizabeth and Troy Wilson, Lori and Dodge Hill, Jackie Hall, Betty and Gary Huckabay, Ann and Bob Gilliland, Bette Jo and Frank Hill, Janie and Jon Axton, Toby and Phil Walker, Gale and Lee Bollinger, Sandy and Stewart Meyers, Karen and Earl Ingram, Pam, John and Katie Cowan, Bonnie and Jimmy Black, Karen and Bill King, Amanda Brown, Carol and Tom Massey.


Party: Marcie Everhart celebrated her 50th birthday with a party in a World War II airplane hangar at Clarence E. Page Airport in Yukon. The party invitation invited guests to “join Marcie as she bids adieu to her Fabulous Forties.” Hosts were Andrea Reed and Dareca Keele.

Attire/entertainment: Guests wore 1940s cocktail outfits and the honoree wore a bright red-fluted dress with a cream-colored flower pin, a fawn fur cape, taupe suede gloves, red hat with a black velvet bow and a string of pearls. Disc jockey Paul Camacho played 1940s hit parade music. Courtney Camacho performed a vocal performance of “At Last.”

Decorations: Black and white photos of the honoree were arranged in the hanger along with aviation photos. Red balloons were around the room and a red lipstick imprint was on the napkins and programs. The black and white tiered cake, designed by Jennifer Key, featured a framed picture of Marilyn Monroe, a tube of red lipstick out of fondant, the red lip imprint and the words “Happy Birthday.”

Drinks/food: Guests were served such 1940s cocktails as Side Car, Gin Fizz, Whiskey Sour and Rum and Coca-Cola. The buffet table held vintage ads, magazines and cookbooks about each war-era food on the table. There was a medley of garden vegetables and dips near a sign explaining the Victory Garden of the 1940s and a vintage ad urging that every woman plant a garden. A hearty chicken stew featured a sign explaining meat rationing during the war.

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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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