Monday, May 22, 2017

Noah : The Graduation Party

In a small town where there are only 28 students in the graduating class the whole town celebrates.  People wander from place to place on the night of graduation.

The support begins at the Graduation Ceremony.  As we walked into the gym there were long tables with a paper bag with each graduates name on the bag.  Jen deposited cards for most all of the kids graduating.

Grad bags

After the Graduation we headed back to Andy and Jens for the party.

Taco Bar

The main feature was a Taco Bar with all the fixins.

Slide show and cupcakes

There was a slide show behind the cupcakes.  They shared space with a candy offering of Nerds for Nerds, Gummy Worms for Bookworms, Smarties, $100,000 Candy Bars for Student Loans and probably a few I missed.


There was table for cards and a photograph to sign as the guest book.  There was a book of letters from his parents that began when he was born and several photographs.


Outside there was a Smores Bar set up near the firepit.  It was a chilly night so a fire felt really good.

Smore bar

It was a good gathering, we made it through the Taco Bar to douse our chips with Far Guy’s Dip and enjoy some time visiting…we skipped out after the fire was lit and it began to get dark to make our way home.

Noah on Graduation Day

It was a fine celebration for Noah!  He will be attending the University of North Dakota in the Fall majoring in Chemistry in preparation for a career in Medicine.

Today also happens to be his 18th birthday!  Happy Birthday Noah!!

Far Guy’s Dip

Brown 1 Pound of Italian Sausage

Add and stir until creamy

A can of Hormel Chili with no beans

1 plus pounds of Velveeta Cheese

A brick of Philly Cream Cheese

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers sliced, add as many or as few as you like

A double recipe fills a regular size crock pot!  This is a favorite dip which all our “grands” enjoy!  It is known as “Grandpa’s Dip.”

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Cynthia said...

I love the somemore bar! Great idea. Noah will probably be catching up on his sleep all week after all the graduation and birthday parties! Happy birthday to the birthday boy.

linda m said...

Happy birthday to Noah and also congratulations. A Chemistry major is a good choice. Good luck to Noah.

DJan said...

Happy birthday Noah! Can I have a s'more?? :-)

Tired Teacher said...

The bags for cards at the ceremony is a brilliant idea. If I were still teaching, I'd "borrow" it.

Red said...

Great celebration for Noah. Much success in his chosen career.

Anonymous said...

What a nice looking young man. He will be a wonderful MD. That dip sounds delicious.

Shirley H.

Rita said...

I love the smores bar, too!! What a wonderful day and Grandpa's dip sounds like calorie laden deliciousness--LOL! :) Congrats to Noah!!

Patsy said...

Good for Noah, our Bobby is getting his list out for all the things we can help him get to take to the University.He is so happy a we are just scared to let him go.

Granny Marigold said...

Happy Birthday, Noah!!!

Sam I Am...... said...

What wonderful celebrations they have nowadays. I was lucky to get the food made much less imaginative desserts and activities like the photo collage on the screen. Of course, we didn't have Pinterest back then either or Google or Far Guy's Dip! LOL! Happy Birthday and congrats to all who helped raise this wonderful young man!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and happy birthday to handsome Noah. God bless him. What a great party. So happy you and FG could attend. Thx for the dip recipe. John will love it!

Henny Penny said...

What a neat party. I like all the candies with the funny names. Noah just looks the perfect grandson!

The Furry Gnome said...

What a big step in his life!

zerry ht said...

It seems like a wonderful set up for the party. And thanks for sharing your far guy dip recipe too. I’ll try to make some for my son’s birthday party. He’s 5th birthday is next week and we will be celebrating with an amazing party at the event venue Atlanta.