When we first got engaged Ben joked that we should have Deep-Fried Snickers Bars at the reception because this would be his family's first trip to South Carolina and it is a Southern tradition. I was so against the idea I even had the idea to call each of his family members to ask if they would really care if we had them or not, but my mom talked me out of it. Ben's brillliance was to mention the idea while my mom was around.
"Suz, if that's what Ben wants, let him have it."
"But this is a sealing celebration, not a carnival!"
Ben (and my family) soon figured out that I would cave on any point if I was told it's what Ben really wanted. He also got a cotton candy machine (I have to admit, I like that idea), but I did manage to talk him and my family out of a giant bouncy house (maybe for the family BBQ instead?), magician, and balloon artist.
"Ben, who would do that for us?"
"Well, my dad could do the magic and I would make the balloon animals. I always had a job at my sibling's receptions."
"Your job is going to be GROOM!"
Here we go....
Ben experimenting on frying. They turned out to be really easy and really delicious! He was so excited :)
Ben teaching my nephew, Will, how to make them. Yeah... should we maybe keep the kids AWAY from the pot of hot oil?
Nope! He's a natural!
My sister, Megan, tries our first Deep-Fied Snickers Bar
And it gets a thumbs-up!
Well, we are at least having a little bit of a carnival. And I have say, I'm pretty excited. It will be one fun, memorable day.