Friday, May 04, 2012

Let's Cellybrate Cinco de Mayo!



HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO,
EFFURRYONE!

It's time for KC's infamous Cinco de Mayo Party 2012
5th Edition 

NEWER ACTIVITIES AT THE BOTTOM OF POST
 
Fanks fur joining us fur 
KC's 5rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Cellabrashun
in lovely way out west Houston, Texas.



This year's party is dedicated to our sweet Auntie Judi-Bug,
who is our Guest of Honor for this year!
Looks like hers brought a few furriends wif her.
Iffen you remember, last year was Shelly's furrst Cinco de Mayo party and hers was our guest of honor.
Shelly did an excellent post on Cinco de Mayo on her bloggie.

Contest!

As we did last year, we's haffing a contest!
We's offering surprise gifts to five lucky commenters!
Fifth anniversary = five winners!

Tha Rules:

Just come party wif us an leaf comments.
We will randomly select five comments Sunday, 5/6/2011.
Shipping is free to those within the contiguous US.

We will contact the winners regardless of where you live...
if you are outside the US and don't mind paying shipping, 
let us know when we contact you. 
Otherwise we will move on to the next commenter.

Now, let's PAR*TAY! 

  
Tha mariachi band is tuning up, to gets us in tha spirit....
...so grab a sombrero...


and a drink... a Catnip Tini or Blue-Fin Tuna Meow-Garita...
... or a tasty shot of LizQuila!
... and a bunch of Catnip!



Time To Eat!

We's starting wif an early breakfast, just grab a plate and fill it up.

 New this year is a tasty Bison roast. Served furry rare. Yum.


Just like last year, our grills a going and we's gotted real live dead ham, roast chick-hens, steaks, an fresh fishies!


Trays piled high wif crisp roasted lizards... crunch, crunch, crunch!

Also a past year's favorite, totally kitty comfort food... chewy eel steaks.


And I was able to get more LIVE eels. Double yum. Crunch, crunch, crunch!

Back by popular demand, we haf a superbly roast duck with catmint.

And a huge yummy Roast Beast.



An fur dessert, try a nice slice or two of tres leches cake


with a side of warm and crunchy mouse puddin!

For the kittens, or any age cat, we haf bowls of heavy thick cream.

Play Time



Don't furget to pick up a favorite of all cats, effurrywhere,
a Yeowww Nip Nanna. These are from Baby Patches' Nip & Bones excellent shop.
We've got plenty to go around!

 Once we've eaten our fill,
here is the pride of the 2012 Cinco de Mayo Party...
tha hugest roller coaster effur.
Umm, we might want to wait a while after eating before going on that...!
I's just saying!




We haf our ginormous ferris wheel from last year,
so we can enjoy conversashun up high in the sky.
Also a great place fur a nap or two.
Great view for the Fireworks Extravaganza later tonight.


There's lots and lots of trees to climb, an a specshul nap area way up in tha trees.
As usual, we haf The Snakey Woods.
And this year them snakes is really lively after tha long long drought. Happy Hunting.


As always, there's dancing outside to tha live band...


an a DJ up front if you's purr-furr sumfing a little less traditional.

 Stop by the Taylor CatSSSSS to hear "Pico de Gallo" by Trout Fishing In America.
It's one of our favorite songs and a Cinco de Mayo tradishun.



Don't furget about our water fountains:
row upon row of sparkling silver (akshully stainless steel) fountains with pure water.

Litterboxes are out behind tha trees in a thickly wooded sekluded area.


Be sure to take a badge home wif you.


And now, for yours evening enjoyment, I present to you, The Voles....  


Pleeze note that these are just a few of the 46 and counting Voles that are present wif us today.
They find it hard to sit still to haf theirs pickshures taken.
The Vole Chase is always one of the Hilites of our Parties...
Remember, do not harm ours furriendly voles!!!
So wif tha introduckshuns out of tha way, let tha VOLE CHASE begin......
... release tha Voles!!!
:: KC opens box of voles... 
about 50 shrieking voles emerge, running at full speed into the woods 
immediately followed by lightning fast cats ::

But don't leaf yet, the best is yet to come.

LATE LATE NIGHT-EARLY MORN FESTIVITIES

The beautiful firey fireworks shows will be scheduled effurry hour all tha way until dawn!!!!!
It seems most of us haf gathered here on top of the Biggie Ferris Wheel. 
There's dancing and a small band playing...
Zippy's new vershun of Tha Hat Dance, which premiered in 2011, is now a new tradishun for our Cinco de Mayo party!
We's opened the CATNIP BAR up here as well. 
There is still plenty to eat from tha food bar.
And broke out the best Lizz-Quila for tha last hours of Cinco de Mayo!
So pass those bottles around to effurryone!
Nip Cigars for each and effurrycat.


Tha kittens are all tucked into their beddies high in the trees to watch tha fireworks.
They haf lovely creme brulee drinks and warm mouse and sugar cookies. 




Late tonight or tomorrow morning, before you go, take a whack at one of the pinatas.
Ours be specshul fur kitties, wif lots of temptations, fev-ver butt mices,
nip nannas, bunny kickers plus a few surprises.
We's also gotted specshul pinatas fur tha woofies, buns, hampsters and tha donkeys.

So party and frolic and eat and drink and dance, and chase them voles...
and when the sun starts to set, settle down and watch the beautiful fireworks.

Love & Purrs,
KC and ours Specshul Guest, Auntie Judi-Bug

Missy Blue Eyes, Faith Boomerang, Baby Cat, Smokey, Sol & BJ
and
The Voles

69 comments:

NTM and The Purries said...

Feliz Cinco de May, from allofus to allofyou!

Ole!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am ready to party!

Prancer Pie said...

OMC, this is the greatest pawty efur! This is our first Cinco de Mayo on the CB and it's purrfect. How ironic that the renowned Judi-bug got hatted! xoxoxo

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh My Goodness,
Me is in my tunnel and on my way1 mes not waiting for Kozmo, he can come by himself later!
Me LOVES Cinco De Mayo!
Kisses
Nellie

Chesney Cats said...

We are soooo ready to party & this is gonna be a great one!!

Sparkle said...

What an awesome party! I have never had lizquila before! You have really outdone yourselves this time around!

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

Come on effurryone, kitties, woofies, donkeys, buns, hamsters...
let's get this party started.
We'll chow down and then maybe nap a bit or ride tha ginormous ferris wheel.
~KC

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Whoa - you've got it all! You sure know how ta haf a good time! The lady's gotta go to bed now cuz of work in the morning, so we're gonna hang out here and party wif efurrybody.

Shaggy and Scout said...

You have outdone yourselves!
This party is going to ROCK!
Those eels look especially lively and enticing!
This is going to be a great day!!!!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so excited about celebrating our very first Cinco de Mayo of our lives and with our CB furriends.

Truffle and Brulee

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

WOW!! We are ready to party till the sun goes down and then some!!
Your TX furiends,

Karen said...

We are HERE!!. Smokey, It is really early here wanna go snuggly on Aunt Judi and then we can play with the voles later.

XOXOXO

Pixel


Ok SO where is the food I am SO hungry

Samba

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, this is a fantastic party, surely the best ever! We hope we can join you, even though our mom didn't do a post for us today...just kind of a roller coaster week for her. But if we're still welcome, we'd love to celebrate with you all!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

-Nicki and Derry

Marg said...

Oh Wow, this looks like such a great party. We are going to dig in right away. What a wonderful wonderful idea to make it in honor of Judi. That is just perfect. We are purring and praying for her. We have a donkey on our post. Take care.

MoMo said...

WooooHoooooo, I am here and soooo ready to parteeeeee!

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!

Brian said...

Happy Cinco Sinko everyone!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Your party is always so much fun and we have so much to celebrate this year. Purrs for Judy, what a lovely idea to throw the party in her honor.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

For years, we've heard about your Cinco de Mayo party and seen the pictures of all the great food and such, but we have never been able to join all of you. This year is different! Our mommy said we can come and party with all of you and she'll pop over later to take us home. We had to promise to behave, so if Runt starts dancing on the tables, please don't tell mommy.

We can hardly wait to try all the good eats and to ride the roller coaster! And we think the idea of making JudiBug guest of honor is excellent!
So, salud and gracias for having us!
Taz, Runt and Charles

Kjelle Bus said...

OMC !
What a GREAT Cinco de Mayo Party !
Looking forward to taste the Lizquila :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Looks like it's another great party. Not sure about the roller coaster, but the ferris wheel looks like fun.

Laila and Minchie said...

Boy, are we ready to party! Mom said we can stay as long as we like or until we get kicked out! MOL!

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

What a great party, but we're going to pass on the live eels... eww!!!!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WE'RE HERE!!! WHOO HOO....KC always has the best parties!

Hmm.....what to drink first....oh well....it is 5:00 somewhere...right????

So much food!!!!!

Sam.....you have to share those nip nanas.....you can't have them all!!!

Feliz Cinco De Mayo!!!!!! Tienen un gran tiempo todos!!!!!!

ZOOLATRY said...

Hola!
What fun 'n' frolic. You Texans sure know how to party ...
the roasted lizards were goooood,
they tickled the palette.
And we tip our sombreros to the Guest of Honor, sweet Judi ...
Maggy and Zoey
(and Ann)

Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity said...

Nikita Cat, & Elvira Mistress of Felinity, arrive early in the morning, skipping their usualy breakfasts, to chow down in one of KC's Sinks, with some Mayo, or whatever else they can sink their hungry paws into to get started.....

Nikita plops a hat on Elvira's head, and gives her a plate of Bison, Roast Lizard, Eel Steak, and Duck, as she looks at him with some serious doubt in her eyes....

He shove a nice refreshing Meow-Garitia at her, and says..."Don't question, just eat, it's delicious....trust me....and wash it down with THIS!"

Nikita piles HIS plate high with ham, chicken, and fish, and grabs a bowl of cream.....

Team Tabby said...

Thanks for hosting this wonderful party, KC! I think all of us are ready to help you celebrate.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Mindy, Moe, Cookie, Mike

Derby, Ducky said...

We are here, let the party get started! Lot of foods and fun things to do. Plus all of our furiends!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We're coming, too! We've got some lobster and clams for everyone who likes those.
We came to party and to honor Aunt JudiBug. Now, where's the nip?
Toby and Cupcake

Jacqueline said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!...OH, what a fun party this is, we are excited to be here with so many wonderful friends!...We love Judi and her fabulous sombrero; wishing her the very best...We are off for some of that nip and dancing :)...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo from the Horde at The Katnip Lounge!

Nikita Cat said...

2 hours, and 3 Meow-garitas, after they arrived....

ELVIRA: "Hey everybody, guess what! Daddy found a copy of the, HIC! Kama Sutra For Cats! Hic!, Um, sorry, escuse me!"

Nikita: "OK, young lady, that's enough for you, and OUT of you! Time for us to go, you need to sober up, because we need to help Daddy, with his important moving planning that KC mentioned on Thursday at The CB."


ELVIRA: "But I wanna tell evybody bout the Bhig Offendi, and A Journey in Chilyafahni, and the Mountains of Feathery Snow! Hic! I wanna!"

NIKITA: Definitely NOT here! Come along, now, woman! Good-bye everyone! Enjoy the rest of the party!" :-D

ELVIRA: "Old Geezer! Yer no fun at all!"

NIKITA: "MOVE YOUR TAIL!"

Sally Ann and Andy said...

I should send my Uncle Bob cat and my Aunt Betty cat over to party with y'all. Do you have any shrimps with grits?
Sally Ann

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're here and ready to Cellebrate Cinco de Mayo! The noms are amazing and the meowgaritas are furry refreshing!!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo.

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Stacy Hurt said...

Happy Minco de Cayo! *erp* jussssa mintuez; um... oh, pass me that wormy worm k? Oof! Good think im not drivn! Great pawwty! PSsssSSSST! Dont let the Ornj mutants from my house haz any of dad niptini stuffs! They is wayaaaay underages. Bof of dem!

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'...Oh.... OHLAy! no. O'Houligan! ya~

mog said...

Pawsome party! Ritzi makes for the chow line to sample all the goodies, not greedy at all then makes a beeline for the catnip, her favorite to roll in.

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

We's getting some shrimps and grits cooked right up, please send Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty right over.
Yum, that sounds so yummy.
Derby, this is a specshul day fur you, too, isn't it! It's Derby Day!
Party on, anyone fur tha rollie-coaster???? Where is Persephone???
And where is handsome Jack?
Hmmmm, I'll be right back.....

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos! :)

This is such a pawsome party! Thank you for inviting us. Woohoo for live eels ... NOMMY.

Hugs!

Moosey and Sammy

The Meezers or Billy said...

Uh Miss Faith Boo? ME is so furry sorry ME has not been around so much but ME still finks you is the purritiest and bestest girlcat in the whole werld. ::GULP:: Would you like to danse wif ME? - Billy ::BLUSHBLUSHBLUSH::

Tillie and Georgia said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo !!!!!
What a splendid party!!!
You really know how to throw the best ones :)
WooHoo !!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Oooo, lookit all dat foood glorious fooood...and drinks and oh boy, dancing! We almost din't make it, stoopid mom furgotted what day it was! Can yoo beleeve dat? She's loosing what little is lefted of her mind...

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are having so much fun at your party! Party till the sun comes up, tomorrow!

Karen said...

Is that mariachi music I hear. Smokey do you wanna dance?


Pixel

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

:: Smokey and Pixel take the dance floor ::
Smokey:
Pretty Pixel, you are the most loverly lady cat here today.
And everyday!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Wow, we are havin a wunnerful time wearin the funny hats and tasting the neat different foods! We NEVER had bison or fried lizards or crunchy eels before...

The Royals and Gentleman Beau said...

~Gentleman Beau~
"I still have a very keen sense of smell, and I smelled a deeeee-licious concoction of real live dead ham, roast chick-hens AND DUCK?! DUCK!! Oh My Bast!!

I have a handsome appetite, so says QM, almost as handsome as I am, and I still am as vain as ever, since I still groom and primp myself for when Samantha, Boo, Marigold and various LadyCats of the CB Teleport over to visit.
As ever the Gentleman as Angel Mom Cathy taught me to be, I try my best to not cause any ruffled furs and show gratitude for all the affection.
And I am, well and truly, grateful
It's also Derby Day, QM tells me, only she pronounces it "DARBY" (I haven't the heart to correct her, poor Old Dear - She still thinks at times We're in "The Old Country".)

Well, I am easily tired these days, so please don't mind my settling down here in the sidelines, to watch ou all frolic and celebrate such a fun and CHIK-HEN-FUL Holiday!! (Mmmm! QM is just finishing up roasting the Hen fur us!! Noms!!)
Best to all!
Yours,
Gentleman Beau

Cathy Keisha said...

This is my first year at your Cinco de Meowo bash! It looks like a good time.

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

:: Faith Boomerang grabs Billy by the paws and leaps onto the dance floor ::
:: There isn't any conversation, as Miss Boo blushes and blushes ::

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

Derby Day, or Darby Day, is furry impawtant to our own Derby. His Gotcha Day is coming up on the 7th and the running of the horsies is where he gets his name.
Wonnerful story.
Wonderfuller kitty.
And we's so glad to see Gentleman Beau up and about and charming all the ladies.
~KC

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of you. This is the best party ever and a wonderful idea to hold it in honour of JudiBug. We are going to tuck in to the delicious food and then we are having a go on the Ferris Wheel.

Karen Jo said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am ready for everything, but Spyro is a little overwhelmed. I am sure that he will join right in on the vole chase, though.

Herman

Oui Oui said...

We are here! Feliz Cinco de Mayo! What a Fiesta! You did an excellent job throwing this party. We will definitely need a big siesta tomorrow.

The Royals and Gentleman Beau said...

Hmmm...We came back to check in on the festivities, but Beau was a little upset - where is his comment? Blogger behaving badly?
So sorry, so sad...
Beau is now tucked in for the night and I shant trouble him any with this nasty omission. He did have a lovely time while he was here.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

This is the most fun I effur had on Conco de Mayo! I've had so many meowgaritas, I don't think I can be trusted to chase the voles without making one into a snack, so I think I'll just sit here by CK and rest my eyes for a few minutes!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, KC and the Gang!!!
Pawsome party!

...I'll take a vole please. But hold the eel.
; ) Katie

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

We's not sure what happened to Gentleman Beau's comments, but him was very much here earlier to the delight of all the lady cats in attendance.
Hopefully it was just a Blogger error.
Beau and The Royals are welcome at all our events.
And tell Beau that he is entered in the contest, two times now, for two comments.
Love & Purrs,
KC

The Crew said...

Hey, we're here for the Stinky Mayo...no wait...that's Cinco de Mayo party!

Wow, you've outdone yourself, KC. Everything look great and what a fabulous buffet table.

Let's start with some meowgaritas and some of those shrimps, then we'll dance the night away!!

Karen said...

Burp.........
Samba

Samba, do not be rude. That was nasty. My darling Smokey and his family had thrown this great party. I think you may have eaten and drank to much.
Smokey you dance so well ( smiles) You are the most handsomeness. Wanna rest some more or snuggle on the ferris wheel?


Pixel

Grrreta said...

Wow, this party is awesome! The noms, drinks and entertainment are amazing! The warm mouse and sugar cookies sound absolutely delish! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Island Cats said...

Whoohoo! What a fun party!! Thanks for hosting it again!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos!

Cory said...

OMC what a party! Guess what? Cecillia is back home with us so she was just in time to join us before we teleported over to the party! Woo hoo!

Mom says we can't ride the roller coaster until an hour after we've feasted...don't want to urp all over your home!

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

MOL Fun, Food, and music! We've never had roasted lizard before, yum! Then we filled up on our favorite duck, toddled over to the niptini bar, then there was the vole chase! What a party! Thanks KC for a fantastic 5th of May!

Taffy & my woman, Laura

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

We have to leave but before we go, we just want to thank you for having such a wonderful party and letting us come. We absolutely enjoyed every minute we spent here and mommy had to free the vole that Runt wanted to take home with him.
Adios, amigos! and mucho gracias.
Taz, Runt and Charles

NTM and The Purries said...

You always have the best party spread, KC

Hope you had a great day and lots of FELIZ momentos!

FURKIDSMOM said...

We came back for the night time activities!! We're going to chase those voles and then hang out at the catnip bar and watch the fireworks!! This was a pawsome cellybration!!


The Florida Furkids and Lexi

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo ! Oh what a party! Purrs!

Jack, Persephone, Tenzing and Lancelot said...

Jack: Such a great party! Just like always!

Hey KC! Would you like to ride the ferris wheel and watch the super-moon with me?


Persephone: NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tenzing: Hey lady-cats! Check out my fez! Is Gracie here?

Lancelot: I haz maracles!! See? ::shakeshakeshake:: NO, Tenzing, MY maracles! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! ::drag drag drag:: Hey, is that fuds???? Who are all dese cats????

Jack: It's a *party*, Lancelot! We *told* you! Lots of cats! All together! *SHARING* stuff!

Lancelot: MY EEL!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

Of course, Jack, I saved tha top seat just fur us two.
~KC

Tia and Millie said...

Tia: Wow, what a night, KC! I'm feeling a bit the worse for wear this morning after all that nip, but that night was the bestest ever!Specially cuz you'd so thoughtfully arranged to have the kittens taken care of! I could really let my fur down for the first time in ages!

Millie: Wowowowowowowowow! Kc, that was the coolest party ever in the whole universe! And I winned lots and lotsa things from the big smacky thing that spitted out treats and toys and lotsa coooool stuffs! And my mummycat says I don't even hafta share cuz there's nobody else to share with and she's got her own stuffs too. And the cookies were yummy! My mummycat's booooooooring. She never lets me have cookies afore bedtime, so it was a real treat! And tha baby's soooooo much fun to play with! Oh, if there's a mess in the kitten bedroom, it wasn't us, nope, no sir! We just went to sleep like good little kittens, right, babycat?

Julie Baugh said...

Brilliant party - love those photos. Thanks also for publicising Kizzie's post about rehoming costs.