Fabulous at 50! Surprise Roaring 20's Birthday Party at Makray Memorial Golf Club

Barb thought she was singing at a wedding reception at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, IL. But when she opened the doors to the reception, instead of stepping into a wedding reception, 125 of her closest family and friends shouted out “happy birthday” and proceeded to serenade her by singing “happy birthday.”

It was an evening full of surprises for this newly turned 50 year old. Not only was she surprised by this fabulous party thrown by her husband over 6 months in the making, but she didn’t know that she would in fact be singing that evening as the lead, for the Don Cagen Orchestra! This was a dream of Barb’s, and with the help of her husband’s strategic and thoughtful planning, he made it happen.

Barb’s husband Ted set the bar for party planning. The room was decorated in black and silver, with a roaring 20’s theme. All tables were skirted in black, and old pictures of Barb were centerpieces, along with tea light candles and silver confetti. Black and silver balloons were bundled throughout the room as well as enlarged pictures of Barb were diplayed on easels. Barb’s cake was a three-tiers and had piano keys and musical notes made out of marzipan frosting. Dessert was served later alongside fresh fruit and fresh whip cream and small individually sized glass shots of mousse.

The photo booth, provided by Photo Booth Express ,was busy all night. Guests enjoyed taking numerous pictures and pasting them into Barb’s guest book where they accompanied the picture with a special loving note to Barb on her special day.

Photography was provided by S1 Weddings and the events festivities were captured live by Barb’s son Teddy, of Teddy Wachholz, a professional photographer and videographer.

Happy 50th Birthday Barb!

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