Helen Ford Wallace
Features 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 the Peope/Events page on NewsOK. She also has a Twitter and Facebook presence about Oklahoma City parties and maintains party photo galleries on NewsOK.She has written feature articles for The Oklahoman since 1957 (except for two years when she lived out of state) when she became a teen correspondent for the Oklahoma City Times. She was one of the first people, if not the first person, at The Oklahoman and throughout the country, to set up a modem at home to send columns on an Apple II computer. In the late 1970’s when she did this, the trend had not yet become a major part of the workplace.Current community activities include: Junior League of Oklahoma City board of directors sustaining advisor; Touchdown Club member, Oklahoma Heritage Association member, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum member, Sooner Club. Past activities are: Past Junior League President, Beaux Arts Ball Chairman, Associates Council member, Membership rush advisor for Delta Delta Delta and President of OU Mothers Club. Worked on Public School Foundation dinner events. Awards: Journalism Hall of Fame; Tri Delta Panhellenic Women of the Year; Oklahoma City Public School Foundation Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award; Women In Communication Byliners Award; Dulaney Browne Libraries Award at Awards of Excellence for Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma Hospitality Club Ladies In the News honoree.


  • Video---Kristy Boone, Sue Ellen Reiman and Kellen Hodegson talk about OKC Improv---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

        Check out OKC Improv on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I go to the wedding?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net.YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!       By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Here’s a question opposite of the one I read in your June 30 article. I recently received a wedding invitation for the marriage of the son of a new friend whose […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Must I know the couple to attend their wedding?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    If you’re invited to a wedding for a couple you’ve never met, is it proper etiquette to accept?

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 20, 2014

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Reception, Bridal Party, Barbecue, Art Exhibit, Picnic

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---My feelings are hurt!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My daughter, a nurse, threw a rather elaborate baby shower for a co-worker. Everyone who attended received a thank-you note within a couple of days of the shower, and the woman also sent a card to the hospital unit where […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt and JRB Art at the Elms

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

        Helen catches up with Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is someone in your space?

    Published: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace     QUESTION: Usually when I find an empty seat at the movies, I choose one with a seat between me and the next person, because I have been in a situation once or twice where the person next to me […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette—Who CAN I invite?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My son is engaged to a young woman from out of town. She has visited us in Oklahoma City several times. They will be married in her home city. She and her family have let us know that they plan […]

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 29

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Birthday Parties, deadCENTER Events, Artist Reception




Parties Extra! Tue, Dec. 23 2014 08:37:10 AM CST Poinsettias and holiday flowers from Trochta's on Parties Extra! Video LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Mon, Dec. 22 2014 06:49:42 AM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I go back to bed Christmas morning? LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sun, Dec. 21 2014 08:24:16 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 21 LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sat, Dec. 20 2014 06:19:34 AM CST Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Mon, Dec. 15 2014 09:32:18 AM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette: Should we have a secret Santa? LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sun, Dec. 14 2014 09:01:19 AM CST RT @PartyGalaxy: Don't know where to turn? Let us help you host your next #party! We have quite the holiday selection to choose from. http:…
Parties Extra! Sun, Dec. 14 2014 08:40:28 AM CST RT @RedRiverSkiArea: 6 inches of fresh snow here at the Red River Ski Area, and it's still coming down! #RRSA #RedRiverNM… LINK
Parties Extra! Sun, Dec. 14 2014 07:23:46 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 14 LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Wed, Dec. 10 2014 07:16:55 PM CST Parties Extra! Video---American Cancer Society's first annual "Birthdays and Bubbly" in Oklahoma City LINK
Parties Extra! Mon, Dec. 08 2014 01:21:31 PM CST Holiday 20-40-60 Etiquette---I'm a vegan---Any holiday recipes? LINK #NewsOK @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sun, Dec. 07 2014 07:36:58 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 7 LINK #NewsOK @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sat, Dec. 06 2014 10:16:53 AM CST Bentley Williams and Judy Lehmbeck talk about the Bachelors Club Ball on Parties Extra! #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sat, Dec. 06 2014 10:13:07 AM CST Parties Extra! Video---All about the Bachelors Club Christmas Ball and the debutantes LINK
Parties Extra! Wed, Dec. 03 2014 07:02:09 AM CST @RalphLauren How can we order Ralph's Coffee?
Parties Extra! Tue, Dec. 02 2014 08:08:37 AM CST Parties Extra!---20-40-60 Etiquette---What goes ON the table? LINK
Parties Extra! Mon, Dec. 01 2014 09:55:08 AM CST 20-40-60 Etiquette: Companion's belongings crowd dining table at meal LINK #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Sun, Nov. 30 2014 09:14:30 AM CST Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Nov. 30 LINK #NewsOK @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Thu, Nov. 27 2014 08:49:08 AM CST RT @RexBOKC: Hate turkey. Will double up on pecan and sweet potato pie. #trainlikeanangel
Parties Extra! Thu, Nov. 27 2014 07:52:30 AM CST Thanksgiving Table Talk by Adam Kemp----LINK Happy Thanksgiving to all! #NewsOk @TheOklahoman
Parties Extra! Wed, Nov. 26 2014 09:30:31 AM CST To our 20-40-60 Etiquette readers---Happy Thanksgiving! Callie, Lillie-Beth, Helen #NewsOk @The Oklahoman