A Huge Honkin’ Hoe-Down

It’s been a busy week around here. To celebrate the Fall season my son’s youth group kicked things off  with a

Huge Honkin’ Hoe-Down!

The Walt Disney Co.

His best friend’s family graciously hosted the event this year at their beautiful homestead just outside of Lexington~

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, then you know I’ve always dreamt of owning a barn. So I jumped at the chance to help out & express my inner Carolyne Roehm Passion for Parties!

Right on queue & in typical Bluegrass style, our weather went from a warm & heavenly 77 to a wet & gnarly 35 and suddenly my inner Carolyne Roehm was nowhere to be found!

But guess who was around with great spirit & good will ~

The Cowen family, the Porter family, TCPC Youth Minister Jonathan Hansen & his incredible crew! We all worked tirelessly after church, after school, after work, between ballet, book club, chorus try-outs, and trips to the Vet!

On October 31st the bon fire was lit & the party was on!

Cowen Farm & Bonfire

Guests arrived at the barn via hay wagon thanks to Mr. Cowen & John Deer.

Fresh Fall foliage tied with muslin, colorful homemade pendants, family saddles propped on farm fences, a gazillion white lights, and that big beautiful black barn provided a visual feast of the season’s offerings!

Just add hay, hot food, iTunes & 100 teens & you have yourself a hoe-down!

My apologies for the iPhone photos. They were so grainy & blurry so I edited them & added grunge with Snapseed to try and fake you out.

Barn Lights

Hey! Do you know how hard it is to snap photos while square dancing Gangnam Style?

Mine were there!

The Porters at Huge Honkin' Hoe-Down 2012

The pizza guy was there too.

Food and Table Decor

Also on queue ~ my son’s best friend.

Sumo Wrestler Spencer Cowen. 

Sumo Spencer Cowen

He might as well know right now that I’m hanging on to the video of him dancing Gangnam style in his Mawashi & Nikes for some other special occasion.

Cowen Barn edited

Yes there were dance contests, prizes for best costume & then everyone headed out for the bon fire & good old fashioned game of capture the flag ~

in the dark!

It was wild.  Trust me.

A big Thank You to TCPC and to the Cowen family. It was most definitely a night to remember!


First photo | The Walt Disney Co.

All Other Photos | Lisa Porter


Renae Moore said...

Love it...wish I were there!

tamara matthews-stephenson said...

Lisa: I love the blurry photos because they show the excitement of the party. This is my kind of party too, and secretly someday I hope to help plan a wedding in a barn for my daughter (that is if she meets a man that likes horses as much as she does), but in the meantime, I'll live vicariously through this great party. Your two children are beautiful!! xo tamara

Coty Farquhar said...

What fun!!
I wish I was there too,
I love a good country dance,

Sending love,
xx Coty

Dumbwit Tellher said...

SUCH a wonderful event for all those young kids. With your wonderful touches, the beautiful setting, good food, great laughs, & terrific friends, what a night!! Your duo were looking pretty darn cute too. I second what Renae said, wish I were there too.

xx Love to all,

La Petite Gallery said...

Wish I could have been there.
Looks like a real big bash.
Stay warm,