A Birthday Party for Little Valerie -1951

Birthday Party-1951

Shown above are some of  the little guests who attended the party given by Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Petit for their daughter, Valerie Ann, in honor of her first birthday. They are:

First Row  (Left to Right) : Elvin Williams, Warren Marigny, Valerie Ann Petit, Sharon Jefferson, Elvin Herbert

Second RowLourdes Bais, Lourdeas Bais, Dave Shelton, James Herbert, Gladys Marigny, Elwin Herbert, Sheila Thibodeaux

Third Row;  Wayne Benjamin, Russell Shelton, Yolanda Bourdean, Linda Soule, Sandra Milton, Filman Batiste, Gwendolyn Bais

Fourth RowThaddeus Joseph, Brenda Herbert, Mickey Thibodeaux, Cynthia Thibodeaux, Barbara Batiste, Rose Marie Decuir, Wendy Williams

The festive affair took place at the Petit’s home on Sunday, January 15 at 2430 St. Philip Street. Her dad was the designer of the beautiful decorations which had a color scheme of baby pink and pea green. There were paper doll books, toy balloons, paper hats, peppermint sticks, story books, baskets of candies, lollipops, vanila ice-cream and, of course, a large birthday cake. The kids especially enjoyed all the fun games.

In addition to the twenty-six  children shown above, another twenty-five were in attendance. Unfortunately, they were not pictured in this newspaper article, only their names. With a total of  fifty-one kids running around, I’m sure a few adults went home with a whopper of a headache. In spite of it all, it looks like it was a great party!

SourceThe Louisiana Weekly 03 February 1951 page 13


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