Hubbs turned 35 this week. Extroardinary. To celebrate, I threw him a surprise birthday party.
Much to hubbs' dismay, I sent out postcard invitations featuring baby hubbs. Aren't they adorable?
The party was complete with a candy bar...
I included clear goodie bags with an assortment of ribbons for party goers to fill up and take home with them.
I knew hubbs wouldn't appreciate a theme so instead of a themed party, I opted for a bright, springy flare. I have been dying for an excuse to use Martha's poms for quite some time now. Now, that they are done, they may stay in my tree as my spring/summer decorations!
I had so many poms that I used them all over the house to decorate.
|Apparently I don't know how to focus with my camera. Sorry!|
I don't think I know anybody who doesn't like to dress up. In that spirit, I bought a polaroid camera and had a scrap book available with loads of pens, markers, stickers, and colorful paper for people to dress up, take a shot, and write a note. The end result was phenomenal. This was perhaps the best part of the party. People came up with the most clever ideas and now hubbs has a perfect memento from the day.
Hubbs doesn't have many photos of his childhood so I went on a rampage to find some. Luckily I found enough to fill the wall so I created a wall full of old (some may even be considered antiques at this point) photos [thanks Martha for the idea!]. Obviously in the shape of a 35; wouldn't want hubbs to forget how old he is turning.
We had a Mexican food feast complete with a hot sauce bar and an array of salsas...
What would a grown-up party be without jello shots?
We had a superb array of smores that included strawberry, chocolate/vanilla swirl and original marshmallows; dark, milk, and cookies and cream chocolates; and cinnamon and regular grahams. Like anybody needed more sugar after the candy bar!
Most importantly, the party was a complete surprise.