I don't know what your 13th birthday party was like, but I can honestly say I've never seen a cuter bash than the one thrown by the parents of birthday girls Catherine Estoppinal, Kristen Guidry, Caroline Joseph and twins Kellie and Kristen Seaux. The entrance to Townhouse was filled with a cascade of balloons up the stairs in colors of gold, vanilla, chocolate and aqua, along with a perfectly color coordinated table of honor ' a framed pic of each girl and sign-in book for her guests. I think all of Cathedral Carmel's seventh grade class (along with a host of friends from other schools) got to see the quintet turn 13. Those in attendance included Don Oliver, Alex Stringer, Jacqueline Mills, Kate Eddie, Dominique Giosa and Emily Lerille; Mathew Flores was the perfect gentleman as he greeted each of the birthday girls with a long stem rose. Everyone danced the night away to DJ Murphree, and the cream-colored cake was not only delicious but beautiful, with a flowing aqua bow and chocolate accents featuring each girl's name. It was a night all of these teens will remember ' and the parents will have a hard time topping when these adorable girls turn into young ladies for their Sweet 16 birthdays.
Maybe it's just me, but it seems children are getting so creative with their social outings lately, and you never know when you might have an opportunity to stumble upon one of their parties. On a recent Sunday, I grabbed my ebonite bowling ball and matching ebonite bowling shoes (everything has to match) and headed to Lafayette Lanes to knock down some pins. Much to my delight, the Krewe Des Jeunes Amis was in the midst of its fall social when I arrived. This Mardi Gras krewe of young friends, including their parents, socialized for hours. Fun was had by everyone ' perhaps even more so by the parents. The krewe's motto is providing the opportunity for making new friends while renewing old friendships, and anyone in this krewe is sure to make new friends with 42 families and 64 children among its members. After four slices of pizza and a huge piece of cake, it was time for me to retire home. But I'm anxiously awaiting the krewe's 11th annual ball, "Dance to the Music," at the Grand Ballroom of Lafayette's Hotel Acadiana. There I'll dance the night away with my new, albeit younger, friends.
Party On! - PG
Corporations spending in state elections; Kenny G and Hong Kong; states resist gay marriage and more national and international news for Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.