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 Row: Lourdes 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 Row: Thaddeus 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!
Source: The Louisiana Weekly 03 February 1951 page 13