Edited 7/8/08 with some more photos according to requests in comments.
Well, the party Friday was a hit--we had about 25 guests in the backyard for a rootin' tootin' good time! It was pot luck, so we had lots of yummy additions brought by our wonderful friends and family, including hummous, black beans and rice with smoked sausage, a yummy macaroni salad that was utterly devoured, and dump cake that tasted just like pineapple upside-down cake! Yum!
The moon pie puddin' was a hit--it was just Mr.W's banana pudding layered with cut-up moon pies instead of those vanilla cookies.
I'm afraid my Brunswick Stew went begging, though. I think the day was just too hot to want something stew-ish.
We set the yard up with a sofa, coffee table and assorted lawn chairs all 'round. We offered a prize for the best 'redneck outfit,' which was fun--people did show up in their slippers and of course I sported my best curlers and house coat.
What I like best about the redneck party is that it's the opposite of fussy--people just show up and have a good time, eat off paper plates and enjoy the day with friends. What could be better than that?
Here is our youngest guest lounging in the kiddie pool; in the background is the deck with food set up.
My handsome brother.
Mr.W and I.