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butlers greeted partygoers at the door. Among them
was Ruthie's granddaughter, Natalie, a sophomore at
Indiana University.
"She was a big help," Ruthie said. "She dipped the
strawberries, replaced our family pictures with photos
of the royal family and helped decorate the house."
Natalie also served as a part of the entertainment,
donning a wedding gown and a wig and posing as
Meghan Markle for the crowd.
"What a card!" Ruthie said. "She really played the part."
Decked out in quintessential English apparel, guests
stopped to take pictures with life-size cutouts of the
bride and groom. Per the dress code, they wore fancy
hats and headpieces in keeping with English traditions.
"I ordered 15 hats and fascinators, and a friend
ordered five," Ruthie said. "I thought that was so funny
because she's not really a shopper, but it shows how
much everyone got involved."
"It truly looked like an actual wedding was taking
place at Fieldstone Path," added Betty McLeod, of the
Village of Fernandina.

Ensuring every guest was well fed, Ruthie prepared
a sumptuous champagne breakfast - pearl ensconced
cupcakes and chocolate-drenched strawberries lined
three-tiered trays on the lace-draped tables.
"We had scones, breakfast casseroles, homemade
blueberry muffins and truffles," Ruthie said. "It was so
much fun."
Whether they are toasting royal moments in history
or enjoying a holiday or a birthday, the Altekruses and
their friends are committed to making life more fun -
one celebration at a time.
"Everyone loves a party," Ruthie said.

Throw a Themed ParTy! { Part 2 }
14. Hawaiian Luau: Light
the tiki torches, make some mai tais
and hand out grass skirts and leis.

18. Moustache Bash:
Don a 'stache and see how many silly
photos you can take with friends.

15. Elvis Presley Party:
Celebrate the King.

19. Ancient Greece: Calling
all gods and goddesses.

16. Moroccan Party

20. Western Party: Complete
with hay bales and wheelbarrows
full of cold drinks.

17. Seeing Stars: Set up
a telescope and throw an
out-of-this-world
star-gazing
event.

21. Jungle Bash: Have a wild
time with Tarzan, Jane and jungle
friends.
22. Under the Sea Party:
Dive into some fun.

23. Around the World:
Grab your passport and take a tour
around the world with food and d├ęcor that represent various cultures.
24. Sports Extravaganza:
Show your team spirit.
25. Television Show or
Movie Theme: 007, Wizard of
Oz, Breakfast at Tiffany's, X Files,
Cheers, Mash, Gilligan's Island, etc.

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