Thursday, April 18, 2013

I'm into the Older Men

So last Friday, 4/12 was my baby's 30th birthday!

Since he found out about his "SURPRISE" party I was throwing him I felt like I still needed to try and make his 30th special and surprise him some how.
So thanks to Pinterest, (surprising your kids with balloons outside their door) I thought why not do it for my 30 year old kid. The night before I went to Safeway, got about a dozen balloons in his fav colors #duhredandblack, I snuck them in the house and then knowing he'd pass out first I went and hid them in the bathroom. First stop after waking up in the morning is always to the bathroom.. I actually slept like shit that night because I was so paranoid or wanted to be ready for when he woke to catch him seeing this. 
Finally after dozing off and on for about 2 hours he was up and headed to the bathroom.. I tried to get my phone ready to take a pic and then stopped when I realized the pic would be of nothing but the back of him going into the bathroom.. It was actually kinda perfect.. He turned on the light and let out this 1/2 asleep cute little hahaha chuckle and then went into the other bathroom.. Surprised 

We didn't do much celebrating that day/night since we were doing that Saturday and he worked all day..and I saved his gifts for the day of the party.

On Saturday the birthday boy of course went out fishing with his lil brother. I was supposed to have my BIL's gf come over and help me get ready but she bailed and called me sick.. Soo I had quite the day.. I was making trips to home depot for soil, Sports Authority to pick up last minute gifts, Target for party shit, and food and sodas.. Then finally hubbs came home and he helped me (DO NOTHING) while I rushed to start planting flowers and prettying up our backyard.. Our plants/shrubs in the back still haven't bloomed so I needed to do something.. 
An hour before the party we ran over to my parents where I've been hiding his bday present. I got him a ping pong table- he turned his pool table into a ping pong table by placing left over pieces of hardwood floor on top, so I thought it'd be a fun gift to get him an actual table. He loved it!
Once getting home I was a mess.. I started immediately baking his cake, and cutting up all the cheeses and rolls.. I did a potluck style "dinner" and kept it easy on myself and chose a main dish of a sandwhich platter (which was a hit by the way!).. My mom made delish wings and picked up Hooter's hot wings (also a hit! thanks mom so much for doing that!!) After about an hour or 2 into the party, pretty much everyone was on time even walking in a lil early I managed to sneak to the back and put on some makeup! I didn't even change! I just decided screw it, I had already seen everyone for a couple hours why change now?!
I played hostess with the mostest and worked my booty off. Refilling everyone's wines #sotempting, refilling snack bowls, switching out dinner food with dessert and finally around 10 I had the chance to sit and mingle.. I'd say I still need to perfect my skills at party throwing because I should be spending more time socializing and mingling with my guests.. To be honest I think if I were drinking it woulda probs been more relaxing. Next party!

I of course didn't pick up a camera once but here's some pics from others..

We had a great turn out and I know my hunny felt very loved and special. Happy 30th sweet cheeks!

XoXo Rachel


Rachel said...

What is it about men and always finding out about their surprises? My husband's 30th birthday is in a year and I'm already trying to figure out what I should do for it!
It looks like you did a great job, though!

Sarah said...

Looks like an awesome party!