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 Mayoff Day 2007
Richardson Texas

Click here to view The Invitation
See or hear the 2007 Mayoff Day Song

This year's theme was inspired by the exotic tree in front of Bernie and Denise's house that produced this exceptional "fruit" for the first time this year.

Grandson Rich Navarrete examines the "fruit"


This may be the only M&M tree in the world. But at Mayoff homes they've always known what the M's stood for.


Closeup of the fruit

Denise builds a croquembouche . . .

. . . and builds . . .

. . . and builds . . .

. . . and finally places the 103rd cream puff to top off the tree.

Chocolate is inventoried

. . . and so are drinks, including some of the ingredients for 10 gallons of frozen bellinis.

Guests are guided to the Mayoff Day tree and celebration by a phalanx of tiki torches. .

and are greeted by a table flowing with chocolate.

Chocolate pasta with raspberry sauce and whipped cream.

Traditional Mayoff Day cookies, along with chocolate candy, chocolate cereal, and you may recognize some of the fruit of the Mayoff Day tree.

Cheese, veggies, cocktail hotdogs and more provide an alternative to those that become overwhelmed by chocolate. Beth and Bryan Shepherd make sure they look perfect.

Facing the camera: James Peterson, Barbara Guzak standing; Ron Thomas sitting.

Songwriter, author, lyricist Doug Frazier (standing) warms up the official Mayoff Day Chorale with Sixteen Tons of goodwill

Bob Rogers, Jane Herrick and Barbara Thomas learn the words to the Mayoff Day 2007 song while Jane guards her bellini.

Standing: Sheri Cobb, Jack Byno, James Peterson, Barbara Guzak. Seated: Ron Thomas, Dorrie Byno

Standing: James Peterson, Barbara Guzak, Arlette Quervel, Kay Adcock, Aubrey Adcock. Seated: Ron Thomas, Dorrie Byno, Jim Howard, Shirley Howard, Teri Ann Rogers

Denise and Bernie standing and Bob Schwartz in front


Below: Photos from Bernie's video camera

In the window are Kay Adcock and Jessica Schwartz. Foreground, left to right, Jim and Shirley Howard, Teri Ann Rogers, Aubrey Adcock, Doug Frazier

In the window, Maria Kamerbeek

In front of the window, Jessica Schwartz

In front of the window, Kathy Frazier

In front of the window, Arlette Quervel and Kathy Frazier

In front of window: Arlette Quervel; behind lamp: Kathy Frazier, Bryan Shepherd