Tuesday, August 7, 2012

four birthdays and one big party.











Clint turned 28 in July. Upon realizing that all four of our husbands had birthdays within about a week of each other, my friends Debbie, Kayleen, Jessica and I decided we needed to throw a joint party. So we did, and it was awesome.

I designed invitations and did the chalk lettering for the big light-up names. I also made food signs with funny descriptions to represent each of their personalities. Debbie and Jessica, party planner extraordinaires (they did my beautiful baby shower), were pretty much responsible for all the other fun decorations. There were gourmet sliders with lots of toppings, and our friend Myke made delicious baklava and cookies for dessert.

After eating, we played a game of loaded questions and then had a YouTube film festival. We took turns showing the funniest videos and the boys rated them. (Sidenote: have you ever watched this music video? Wow.) Believe me when I say there was a lot of laughter. Considering that all four of these guys are hilarious, you can imagine what a fun party it was. Definitely a success as far as birthday celebrations go.

Oh and of course it goes without saying that we're lucky to have such great friends all living right in our neighborhood...

48 comments:

  1. Angela, this is out of control amazing. I can't even handle it.

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  2. I can't stop looking through these photos and loving every single thing. Please tell me more about the snack sign. And also come throw my next party.

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. That's a big compliment coming from you. My friend made the SNACKS sign with those large cardboard letters you can get from a craft store, painted them and put them on a big piece of painted foam board, and then holes punched around the edge with bulbs from a string of lights. We've re-used it for a couple parties now :)

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  3. How lovely! Youz got skillz gurrrl.

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  4. Haha this is awesome. Those outlined drawings of your boys crack me up! :) You guys throw the best parties!!

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  5. Oh and do you have info on those forks?! So cute...

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    1. The bamboo forks are from Party City, and we just taped off the ends and painted them in our colors. They were one of my favorite details.

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  6. this is amazing! you did a beautiful job :)

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  7. I still can't get over those invites! So many great details and as they say the genius is in the details! Debbie is so lucky to have you ladies in her life!

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  8. You should throw parties for a living. Seriously, whether you would want to or not!! You are so talented!!!!! It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And the pictures of Margo from your previous post are the sweetest. Hope our little girl can turn out as cute!

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  9. You never cease to amaze me, Angela! You (and your uber talented friends) threw a rockin' party! I'm once again wishing we lived in the same neighborhood. :)

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  10. this is so great. from the invitations to the food... it's all crazy good. a fun way to celebrate a group birthday.

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  11. sssoooo gooooooooddd! the invitations are my favorite by far (or maybe your chalk lettering)! so talented...what lucky guys to have such ladies in their lives!

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  12. Wow, you sure know how to throw a party! Love the paint dipped wooden forks.

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  13. you forgot clint's facial hair in the sketch of him. oh wait...

    remind me why i wasn't invited?

    wah ha ha.

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  14. This is so awesome! I love it!

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  15. I will remember this party for all the perfect details, fun people, and laughing. Also as my first introduction to the magic of the bright eyes video. Nothing better! I feel pretty lucky to know you guys.

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  16. amazing party. i especially love the youtube film festival idea, because we all know, that's what most get togethers amongst friends devolve into.

    xo LP

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  17. K, that is REALLY cute. You're awesome!

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  18. wow! this is amazing!

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  19. Love, love, love this! Found you via Pinterest and I love the detail you pulled all the way through. Nice work, and I bet the boys all loved it. Would love to see a DIY on the chalk signs you made, with lights? Suweet!

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  20. You've made such great things for this party...love it!

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  21. Angela (and co.), this is incredible. I love everything about it. Your hand lettering skills are amazing!

    Oh and Myke's baklava (if we are thinking about the same Myke that knows how to to make baklava, I'm assuming we are) is incred, lucky birthday boys indeed.

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  22. The party looks fabulous! And our husbands are the same age : ]

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  23. Awesome party, Angela!

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  24. If you love that music video, I know you'll love this. Cracked me up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovEDhFfgdOo

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  25. Wow. This is amazing! Love it!

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  26. IN.CREDIBLE.

    and clint looks like a baby face compared to the hairier bday boys... ha.

    those chalk signs are so awesome. and the idea of a youtube film festival is genius.

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  27. i love this so much. i saw these pics on jess and abe's instagrams and ached to be there. i love those two.

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  28. I really love those forks! Where do I get those? Are they supposed to be disposable?

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    1. they are bamboo forks from party city. we taped off the ends and painted them. i'm not sure if they are supposed to be disposable, but they are pretty heavy duty and i think definitely re-usable. we saved them.

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  29. This sounds like such a fun idea. Some of my cousins, my brother and I share the same birthday month in December, so we group it along with Christmas. :P This would be a great idea to celebrate our special days among the holidays. :D

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  30. How Fun! Happy Birthday Clint

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  31. Wow! Nice work!! I've never been one to a throw a party, which was re-confirmed after seeing this...I am definitely not cut out! So impressed!

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  32. oh no you didn't! what? you're crazy. i hope those boys appreciated all that effort. it looks epic. and based on these pictures i'd say clint just turned 12.

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  33. Umm.. so clever! Wow. That all looks amazing.

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  34. okay, could this be any cuter? i absolutely love all of the tiny decorations! just birthday. and a very happy birthday to the four boys :)
    xo TJ

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  35. i love the style of this party so much! it's totally perfect and looks like so much fun.

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  36. this party looks amazing!

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  37. This seems like perhaps one of the best parties there ever was. Happy birthday, Clint!

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  38. so dang cute (but I wouldn't expect anything less) love all the great ideas! p.s. I emailed ya...just in case it went to your junk or something I thought I'd comment and let you know :-)

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  39. SO CUTE LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!!!!!

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  40. This party looks epic. What a great way to celebrate your husband's birthday together.

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  41. Amazing job. What a lovely party.

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  42. What a great idea! I love the details

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  43. What a sweet party!These things are so amazing!Love the photos of details!

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  44. you have the best style!

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