Saturday, January 7, 2012

"30 Sucks" Birthday Party for Hubby

Way back in November, Hubby turned 30. I wanted to throw him a fabulous birthday party. I knew I wouldn't be able to make it a surprise, because it was going to be at our place. It's pretty much impossible to decorate and cook and bake without arousing SOME suspicion. 

I wanted to have a really fun theme, but couldn't come up with anything that I loved that didn't require a ton of work. After all, I had to pull this off while caring for a 3.5 month old, so I couldn't really put all the time I wanted into the preparation. I chose to use the "30 Sucks" theme I have seen floating around internetland and used that for the decorations. I made my own banner and centrepieces. 

For the centrepieces I used a piece of floral foam and pushed 30 suckers into it, then wrapped it in cardstock. I also hung up a few strings of lighted Chinese lanterns that we had from the wedding, but never ended up using. It gave the house a nice, soft, festive atmosphere.

The best part of any party, in my opinion, is the food. I needed food that would be easy to prepare and would feed a lot of people. I pulled out my favourite recipes and also browsed around to find some new recipes to try. I asked Hubby what sort of cake he would like, and he said he likes chocolate and peanut butter, so I decided to try chocolate peanut butter cupcakes I found on Pinterest. And OH MAN where they ever delicious. 

You may notice that one of the cupcakes is missing a peanut butter cup...*ahem* Chad...

My menu:

Mexican Layer Dip from The Pioneer Woman (this is my most favouritest dip)
Slow Cooker Meatballs in Peanut Chili Sauce from Crockpot365 (these are a new favourite. So delicious and easy!)
My mom's famous chicken wings
A tomato/feta dip

And of course, the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes from Glorious Eats

It was a ton of fun, and it was so nice to get together with our friends. It doesn't happen too much anymore, since Peanut has been added to the mix. 

Unfortunately, I barely took any pictures...and the ones I did take with my point and shoot weren't that great because of the awful lighting. I wish I would have taken a few of all of us together. Although, there were quite a few photos from that night floating around on Facebook, as one of Hubby's friends got him a life-sized standee of Justin Beiber as a joke. He even got someone to sign it "To Adam, Keep up with the music! Justin". What a hilarious gift! So there were many photos taken with the Beibs. 

It was also the end of Movember...icky moustaches were rampant.


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  1. Haha! Whatever happened to cardboard Bieber?

  2. He ended up being kidnapped to Adam's work, where he provided much amusement. :)

  3. I LOVE this!! I threw a big party for my husbands 30th, too!!! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE Blog!!! ;)

  4. This is SUCH cute idea! I've found your blog recently & I just can't stop reading!! Keep up the great bloggin' mama XOXO

  5. It looks like you threw a great party! Doesn't it suck when you forget to take pics? This happens to me all the time too. I have to assign a camera to someone or else the excitement takes over and pictures are forgotten in all the fun.

    BTW I thought turning 30 sucked but it ended being the best year ever! 35 sucked!


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