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

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