Sunday’s Snippets: Surprise 80s Birthday Bash

Last weekend I turned 30 years old.
Yes, the big 3-0.  I had been dreading this milestone for quite some time because even though I feel as young as ever, something about the number just sounds awful.  I had hoped that the day would pass quickly and quietly with as little freaking-out as possible.
But instead, I got to party in style!
I pride myself on sensing surprises.  But I have to admit--I had NO CLUE that this one was coming.  Little did I know that weeks ago, a Party Planning Committee (my husband, sister, and Mom!) had formed.  And they had been busy!

Last Friday night I walked into a hot 80's-themed birthday party!

The night before my birthday Mr. Oopsey Daisy announced he was taking me on a birthday date.  Nothing about this seemed odd to me.  We typically celebrate our birthdays with some kind of date night.  This night was nothing too special.  We ran some errands. A bit of dinner.  Hubby convinced me to eat a vanilla/chocolate twist ice cream cone at Jason's Deli, so I obliged.
When we got out to the car, my sweet hubby blindfolded me!  He drove me around town, but I had a sneaky suspicion that we were getting close to our house.  And I was right.
He carried me piggy back right up to my very own doorstep where he took off my blindfold, and I was greeted by an enormous, "SURPRISE!"  My house had been turned into an 80's party zone, and about 40 friends and family were decked out in 80's clothes.  I didn't even recognize half of them!

I was given 5 minutes to change clothes to fit in with the party.  And thanks to my sis, I had an 80's outfit ready to go.I rocked a butterfly top, pink mini skirt with leggings, animal print sandals, and a side ponytail with one of my old purple hair bows!
My family had decorated with some of my old Care Bears and stuffed animals as centerpieces.  Everyone was given slap bracelets (yes, they DO still exist!) and glow sticks.  They had also plastered 80's posters everywhere.  Nothing says 80's like Michael Jackson's moon walk! My Mom even made not one but TWO Care Bear birthday cakes.  I really was obsessed with Care Bears back in the day...
Prizes were given out for the best dressed, and my sister had a few fun games...
* "Guess the Lyrics" to 80's songs.
* "Guess that 80's movie" with props to jog our memories!
* You know you were born in the 80's if...
We even had E.T. projected on the side of the house on a sheet!  While we cleaned up the party, the boys were very well entertained.
Yes, I am now the dreaded 30.
But I feel so blessed.
I have incredible family and friends.   Life is good.
What were the best parts of your week?
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  1. You’ve got such great friends and family to throw you such a ‘totally awesome’ party! 🙂 Happy late Birthday!

  2. What a fun party! I love surprises. Maybe your hubby could tell my hubby to do one for my 40th? It’s in like ten (cough…eight…cough) years. 🙂 Tell your hubby and family they did a great job!

  3. Great party! Looks like lots of fun. A great way to ring in 30!

  4. One word: Awesome! Thankfully my 30th came and went super quietly a couple of years ago, but I think if I’d had to acknowledge it I would want to do it in style like this! Welcome to the big 3-0, Alison!! 🙂

  5. Amazing party! I am so jealous! I’ll be 30 next year and I would love to have a surprise like this!

  6. Happy Birthday to you! Love the 80’s theme…oh, those were the days.

  7. It was so much fun to put together. Glad it all worked out and that you were surprised!

  8. Your family rocks! I love the 80’s theme! Happy Birthday!!!

  9. Looks like you had a great day! A girl like you deserves a fabulous party! You’ll love being 30. 🙂

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