Ollie’s 90th

We are back from Kansas, where we went to go celebrate my mother-in-law Ollie’s 90th birthday.  Nothing Cookin’ at the Moment  Ollie had a great time and had about 150 people helping to celebrate her big milestone birthday.  It was a grand party.   Most of the family was there and everyone did their part to make it a fantastic celebration of life for Ollie.  In a way, the whole Billinger family were my guest chefs for this month.  They all did a FANTASTIC job!!!!!!  Hats off to the Billinger clan.

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Ollie’s favorite color is purple, and Bingo is her game, so it was a purple Bingo party.

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Ollie, in the purple, with all 9 of her kids.  This picture is a replica of a picture taken for Ollie’s 70th birthday.  Everyone is in the same position they were in 20 years ago.

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My brother-in-laws Randy, Roger, Gordon, Francisco and James made most of the food.  James is a farmer and smoked all the meat.  He always does a great job with his smoked meats and always gets rave reviews.  Whenever we are at  “Billinger” event, there is always a ton of food, and this event was no exception.  No one ever goes home hungry after they have been to a “Billinger” party.  My sister-in-law Sheri made all the decorations, the cupcakes and the beautiful chocolate roses as a thank you gift for everyone to enjoy.  Our niece Paige made the beautiful cakes.  The party was a Bingo theme since Ollie is the Queen of Bingo.

Pina Colada Cupcakes

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Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

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B-I-N-G-O Cupcakes

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Paige and Jake bringing in the cakes.  Paige did an AWESOME job on these.  The inside of the Bingo cake was a purple and white marble.   Larry’s oldest sister Linda also had a birthday, and turned 70, so Paige made her a Las Vegas cake as well.  When this cake was cut, Linda hit the jackpot, because it was filled with chocolate gold coins that spilled out.

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The birthday “Girl”, the cake and pastry chef.

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Chocolate Roses

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Hays is the German capital of Kansas and Larry’s family are all part of that German heritage.

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Ollie with all 9 kids plus the in-laws and the outlaws.  I am proudly one of the outlaws.  🙂

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Ollie and the kids.

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Ollie with the great grandkids.

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Ollie in the middle with last of her own siblings, Marlane one the right and Mary on the left.  These “Girls” are still looking good.

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Larry and his mom.  Ollie finally got a chance to rest.  Happy, Happy Birthday Ollie.   You are the best.  We love you with all our hearts.

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

34 thoughts on “Ollie’s 90th”

  1. So sweet, I love seeing families getting together to celebrate and 90 years is a big deal. I bet she has great stories to share with you all. A very beautiful family. It looks like you all had a fun time. My grandma was German and she also had nine children, six boys and three girls. Her youngest a boy and girl were from her second marriage. She had two sets of twins with her first husband, my father was from one set. They had a lot of kids back then.

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