Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Birthday to the hubs!

Me with the handsome birthday boy!
David is celebrating a milestone birthday at the end of the month, so for his Flirty, Dirty, Thirty, I wanted to throw a special party for him. We rented a shelter through a local state park, complete with a stone fireplace. Although it was warm and sunny yesterday, it was cold, wet and rainy today, so that fireplace was our saving grace! 

Originally, I thought we would do some sort of cook-out or potluck affair, but David mentioned he wanted bbq (Eastern-NC style), so we decided to order from Clyde Cooper's Barbecue, whom our friends also used for their wedding. I planned a Star Wars-themed birthday cake for him...which soon turned into a Star Wars-themed party, complete with lightsabers, tie fighters, and blue milk. :)

Even though the weather was bad, it was a great party with sweet family and friends. We had a good time catching up, eating yummy food, and enjoying the fire.

Here are some photos of the decor and spread from the party. (I got most of the ideas from Pinterest.)

Clockwise from top: 1) I got really good at making these pennant banners, 2) Tie Fighters (cheese & crackers), 3) Storm Troopers (marshmallow-topped cupcakes), 4) The Star Wars cake (by Miah's Cakes), 5) Blue Milk (punch), 6) another shot of the Storm Trooper cupcakes (which were rainbow tie-dyed inside!)
Clockwise from top: 1) close-up of the "Star War d'oeuvres" (Get it?!) 2) close-up of the Storm Trooper cupcakes and Tie Fighter cheese & crackers, 3) Death Stars (Cake Pops...which I discovered are extremely difficult to make!), 4) R2D2 H20 (fruit-infused water in a dispenser) 5) Lightsabers (chocolate-covered pretzel rods), 6) Princes Leia buns (cinnamon rolls with orange icing)

the Bride

PS: A very special thank you to David's mom, Nancy, for all her well as all our friends/family who came (and helped set up)!


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