HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD
Surprise party: Brad Naifeh was honored at a 60th birthday party at Harry's Bar at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. His wife, Valerie Naifeh, was hostess for the event.
The menu: Brad's favorite foods were served, including appetizers of pizza, shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell. Dinner was sliced beef tenderloin with scalloped potatoes, sauteed mushrooms and tossed salad. An ice cream sundae bar was set up for dessert and Brad's favorite cake, banana cake with chocolate icing, was rolled in by waiters as everyone sang “Happy Birthday.”
Added venue: A Scotch and cigar bar was set up outside on the terrace and a Nebuchadnezzar of champagne was served.
Guests: Guests included Jeaneen Naifeh, Sue and Gary Homsey, Beverly and Mark Funke, Joy and Dan Davis, Saundra and Frank Naifeh, Leigh Naifeh, Ryan McKnitt, Penny and John McCaleb, Leanne and Keith Waddell, Jenee and Darrin Lister, Libby and Todd Naifeh, Monique and Justin Naifeh, Blair Naifeh, Debbie and Chris Meyers and Stephanie and Blake Naifeh.
COME FOR TEA
Honoring Sara: Sara Ramsey, who will marry Trent Tytle in September was honored at an afternoon tea and bridal shower. Hostesses were Barbara Boggs, Sylvia Shirley and Leanne Waddell in the Waddell home.
Table: An heirloom tea service filled with white hydrangeas, coral roses and small turquoise mums, in Sara's wedding colors, was on the serving table. The hostesses prepared tea sandwiches, petite cookies and cupcakes. There was also a crystal bowl filled with strawberries and a special punch to drink.
For the bride: Hostesses gave the bride-to-be stainless steel flatware.
Seen: Nelda Ramsey, Cheryl Tytle, Vanessa Avery, Trish Clark, Phoebe Eaton, Jane Elliott, Shelli Herd, Belinda Rieger, Leslea Webb were among those at the party.
CIRCLE OF RED
Wine tasting: The Circle of Red members, a giving society associated with Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association's movement to end heart disease in women, were hosts for a wine-tasting party in the home of Royce Bargas. Bargas is Circle of Red co-chairman.
The wine: Ian Bennett from Broadway Wine Merchants led the Spanish wine-tasting event and Prairie Gypsies Catering provided Spanish tapas.
On the agenda: Sharon Dowling was guest speaker.
WOMEN IN COMMUNICATION
Luncheon: The Oklahoma City chapter of the Association of Women In Communication had a luncheon at Will Rogers Theater.
A word from the expert: Guest speaker Sam Sims shared his knowledge on social media strategy. The topic of his speech was “How to use Social Media Effectively without Getting Bogged Down.” He is U.S. Fleet Tracking's director of public relations and marketing.