Graduation Party In The Country

Yesterday we celebrated our oldest child graduating from high school. We had a big party in our front lawn.
We served 10 cheesecakes and 14 dozen of these little mini fruit pizza cups.
At the the end of party there was only the plates left to lick. Was happy everyone liked them so much that we ran out of them.
The Rhubarb Cheesecake seemed to be gone first.
1 cup all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Mix until crumbly and pat into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the chopped rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Pour onto crust. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Pour over hot rhubarb in the pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Cover with sour cream topping while still hot.
  5. To make the sour cream topping: In a small bowl, combine 1 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and spread on top of cake.
*I made a double batch of this for a 9 inch pan so it gives a fatter cheesecake.
Everyone also loved these easy little cups of fruit pizza cups. You can get the recipe from one of my other blogs at: http://blog.lenasamishgranola.com/2012/05/fruit-pizza-cups.html
It was a beautiful breezy day and over 250 people showed up to support Felicia.

We displayed her cross country, modeling, other awards and accomplishments along with many pictures of memories.

Everyone seemed to love the dessert display of this painted teal dresser you can read about in this previous blog: http://blog.lenasamishgranola.com/2013/05/one-mans-junk-is-another-mans-treasure.html

We served Amish Haystack. Our 60 pounds of hamburger we did for sloppy joe was almost all gone. My mom had these cool blow up things to hold the ice to keep things cold.

I got this idea off of the go to.(pinterest:))

Quinton loves our friend Louis from Crimson Design.

I served the plates and napkins out of the top drawer to keep them from blowing away.

We are so thankful for all the help we had with this party. My friend Cheryl in red dress spend the night and helped bring things together. My Amish parents(in picture)who live next door were also a blessing. My Mom is a pro at throwing big parties and is the most organized person I know.

Felicia was so over whelmed of all the people that showed up and was so thankful.

Felicia on left finally sitting down to enjoy a bite too.
My friend Missy a fellow blogger and me. Here is her link: http://melissakayherrera.blogspot.com/
Here is Melissa, crazy Kathy with a K, Cheryl and Fee. Part of the Florida crew. You can read that blog: http://blog.lenasamishgranola.com/2013/03/my-40th-birthday-beach-bash.html

We made a outdoor living room area for people to sit and relax.
Thank you for all of you that came and hope this inspired you to throw a party for your friends and family to celebrate life.
We are proud of Felicia's accomplishments and her next plan she has!

This was the kids this morning taking down one of the tents. I was so proud of them as they worked as a team and fought as a team;) Isn't that what siblings do?
This weekend made us feel blessed by our family and friends as we were surrounded by so much love and help.

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