Shawn’s Surprise Birthday Party

Jumer’s Casino Rock Island was the setting for a surprise birthday party on Friday March 13, 2009.  The unsuspecting guest of honor was Shawn Slavish of Milan, Illinois.  His wife, Nicole, arranged the party for the occasion of Shawn’s 40th birthday.

Around 60 to 70 guests anxiously awaited the birthday boy in Salon Room A in the sparkling new Casino/Hotel ballroom.  A cell phone call placed to one of the guests indicated that Shawn had arrived in the building with his wife.  After spending a little time in the casino Nicole found an excuse to bring Shawn over to see the ballroom.

The guests waited quietly for the door to open.  A loud chorus of “Surprise!” greeted Shawn as he stepped into the room around 8:15 PM.   I don’t know if he was surprised or not, but he certainly appeared shocked!

Some of Shawn's guests enjoy a line dance.  Photo by Tim Schaver

Some of Shawn's guests enjoy a line dance. Photo by Tim Schaver

The guests enjoyed hot appetizers and a birthday cake.  After Shawn was roasted by some of his closest friends and coworkers the lively group enjoyed dancing until midnight.

Shawn was the recipient of some very nice gifts including my personal favorite, the ever popular blue snuggie.

A Blue Snuggie!  The perfect gift!  Photo by Tim Schaver

Guests of honor tries on the Blue Snuggie! Photo by Tim Schaver

Shawn and Nicole thank their guests.

Shawn and Nicole thank their guests.

Thanks Shawn and Nicole for allowing Black Tie Entertainment Inc. to help you celebrate your big day!

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