2017-03-16 / Personalities

Callaway children enjoy camping theme birthday party Mar. 4

Wesleigh and Waylon Callaway Wesleigh and Waylon Callaway Waylon and Wesleigh Callaway, children of Britt and Jason Callaway, celebrated their birthdays at a camping theme party Saturday, March 4, at The Hendry’s Shop.

Waylon was four on February 27 and Wesleigh, two on February 20.

A painted sign resembling wooden planks with “Camp Callaway” marked the driveway entrance. A garden flag with “Happy Camping Y’all” hung near the shop entrance.

Using the Hendry’s own camper, the shop’s interior was transformed into a great outdoor camping scene complete with picnic tables, sleeping tent, and canoe. Inside the tent were tables and chairs for the children where they enjoyed decorating little wooden birdhouses with washable markers and stickers. The canoe held the family gifts. In lieu of other gifts, the parents asked guests to bring a teddy bear for the Robb family’s ministry. A cage with a sign “Please don’t feed the bears” was made ready to “capture” the animals.

Hot dogs, chips, slaw, and juice boxes were served. The Hendry’s camper with a “Happy Birthday” banner attached served as the backdrop for the dining area. Tables held colorful covers with centerpieces of colorful metal bug sculptures and festive balloons.

Campfire cupcakes and the birthday cake were made by Karen Saggus. The two-layered cake featured a base resembling a brown tree trunk surrounded by mushrooms and woodland animals, an upper layer of green with the chevron design, all topped with a miniature scenery featuring a camping tent, campfire, and baby raccoon.

Also in the party area was a “build your own trail mix” station where guests could fill their bags with granola, raisins, nuts, and M&M’s and a S’mores station with Hershey bars, graham crackers, marshmallows, and a “blazing fire” S’mores maker.

Celebrating with Waylon, Wesleigh, and their parents were grandparents, Donna and Benjie Edwards and Penny and Ricky Callaway; great-grandparents, Ann and Wade Palmer and Gail and Gene Lindsey; uncles, aunts, and cousins, BJ Edwards, Lindsey, Cary, Cohen, and Carson Callaway, and Alaina and Trace Callaway; Hannah, Jay, and Tinsley Hendry, Lindley, Josh, Sawyer, and Liam Callaway, Julie, Jeff, and Maggie Max Driggers, Ava Stripling, Niki and Bailey Jackson, Brandy and Bailee Grace Phillips, Josh and Reagan Grimaud, Jill and Daniel Thornton, Wendi and Ryan Wolfe, and Hadley, Holden, and April Guin.

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