Sunday, August 14, 2011

Summer Party - "Park" Style

We hosted our friends for a fun summer party - for the adult crowd this time.  The theme was trailer park/redneck/whatever you want to come as, but just have fun.  And fun we had!!!  All of our friends put so much time and effort into their costumes and "accessories."  This party was an absolute blast!!!    Here are pics of the food, decor and fun.  I'll try to include details

Our menu would not earn us any spot on any Food Network Show, that's for sure.  We served hot dogs, spaghettios, mac and cheese, beef jerky, bologna and cheese sandwiches on Wonder Bread, pork rinds, Cheetos, spam, chips and beer dip and a few other appetizing dishes.  I served most of the food using ice cream pails, cool whip containers and butter containers.  I used leftover plates and napkins from other events and used paper towels.  It screamed class!  Here are a few pics of the Hostess Cake and the sandwiches.

This party was the perfect venue for cheap, but tasty drinks.  I made Wap, served really cheap beer like PBR, Natural Light and Red Dog.  We also had Boone's Farm.  To make the drinks taste extra yummy, I made Redneck Wine Glasses using Kerr jars, candlesticks from the dollar store and epoxy glue.

I found candy cigarettes and lovely ash trays from the dollar store.  Everyone seemed to appreciate the lost childhood favorite!

Pink flamingos seemed to say it all for the party.  I found some in the dollar aisle at Target and also from Oriental Trading Co.

My husband made this sign and I painted it for the front yard.  He then decided the lawn needed a little dressing up with the items from our garage :)

Nascar posters also were put to use to class up the place.  I found an entire box of them on eBay for a really good deal.  The guns came from the dollar store.  The orange and black signs were from Shopko.

Much to our neighbors' dislike, my husband let the grass grow out the week before the party and then decided to cut a few strips and leave the lawn mower sit in the front yard.  It was a great added touch.

Wisconsin recently passed a very "liberal" concealed weapon carry law.  This has caused a significant amount of for-profit companies to descend on Wisconsin promoting their concealed carry classes.  I found these signs for the party - they seemed to fit the theme a little too well!

Photo Booth Backdrop
The centerpiece to this photo backdrop was the garland deer I found at Fleet Farm at the end of Christmas.  It was a perfect fit!  I used camo covering, made my own lineup height measure and reused the racing banners from Ethan's Cars party.  I found the cardboard deer at Dick's Sporting Goods. 

I put together some photo booth props - hillbilly teeth, plastic flowers, trucker hats, a mullet wig, some racing flags and a shot gun.  I also had tattoos for those who came without.

The crowning jewel of the party was our neighbor's RV.  It was so perfect for the party and was quite the conversation piece.  I had to give it it's own address :)

This party was really a lot of fun.  Thanks to all of our friends for coming out, playing along and having such a great time!  I'm looking forward to more summer fun!


  1. LOL! I LOVE a good White Trash Trailer Bash! We use to have them on the last day of school every year in college! You went all out and it paid off. Having lived in MN for a while, I kinda miss Fleet Farm, you just never know what you're going to find there! - Sharing on my FB page!

  2. That is hilarious. I should have stopped by when I was in WI! I think I might have to replicate something like that in the future, though not when I live here because I might actually be shot. You are so creative! :)

  3. SO wrong, but yet so right...Love this. Clever, creative and cheesy, but still classy..LOL. Awesome!

  4. WOW, you really went all out...not sparing a single detail! Really clever, creative, and witty styling!