125 Years of Coke

Where would I be without you, sweet syrupy sugar water?  I drank Coke in my baby bottle and never spent the night out without a can tucked away in my bag (you know, just in case my stomach hurt.)  We purchase the glass bottles in bulk and every member of my family says “ahhh…” after their first sip (even the babies.)  Just before she walked down the aisle Sister had a huge sip of Coke (and spilled in on the front of her gown, might I add) and just moments after I had my first baby I popped open a can.  We make Coca-Cola cakes and Coca-Cola barbecue.  Coca-Cola is a part of the fabric of our family.  It always has been and always will be, no doubt.

So, as this iconic so-Southern brand celebrated it’s 125th birthday last weekend, we lucked out with tickets to a spectacular day-long birthday bash fitting of only the world’s most valuable brand.

We designed our own Coke bottles, got tattooed, air brushed and face painted.

We played mini-golf and splashed in the Centennial park fountains.

We had a picnic lunch of Varsity, another so-Southern delicacy, and snacked on the delish creations of the King of Pops (think Raspberry Lime, Grapefruit Hibiscus, Tangerine Basil and Chocolate Salt.)

And, finally, we enjoyed a spectacular concert hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring the likes of Natasha Bedingfield, Kelly Clarkson, Ne-Yo, One Night Only and K’Naan.

Throughout the month of May, the Coca-Cola headquarters building will be illuminated with some of the most amazing and memorable Coca-Cola moments of the past 125 years.  It’s worth a trip downtown, y’all.

Happy Birthday Coca-Cola.  Cheers to 125 more!

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