Lord help us all… there is another party to plan.
John (a.k.a. Bf) has a birthday coming up. Not just any birthday either. His 30th (cue ominous music now).
I had been going back and forth on what to do for this big occasion… dinner? dinner party? party? nothing? I very well couldn’t go with nothing so I thought… GO FOR IT and throw a party.
This party will be taking place less than 1 week after Thao’s Bridal Shower so I am hoping to get to re-use some of the party pieces at Bf’s party.
I took to Pinterest to create another board with inspiring pictures and ideas for Bf’s 30th. You can see the pinboard here.
I decided to go with a BBQ since it can be a no-frills affair and the less stress the better since I will be throwing 2 parties less than 1 week apart.
For food and drink:
This was the easy part. Its a BBQ so I will serve…. barbecue, duh. I will crock pot a boston butt, make some red cabbage slaw and a little potato salad. All of these should be pretty easy because they are do-aheads (meaning you can do them ahead of time).
Baked beans will be an easy side dish as well. Although I am not a big baked bean fan…
Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for BBQ so I thought that some chicken skewers would be a great alternative.
For appetizers, we are also going to keep we the “easy” theme and do a dip, like spinach dip (my personal fav) and chips with pico de gallo.
Nothing says “party” like Margaritas, so I will have some sort of Margarita goin’ on as well as beer. I am sure that I will incorporate some sort of chalkboard into some part of the party.
Since Bf is not a big dessert guy, I always look for cakes and such with fruit in them. He seems to favor those types… weirdo. If it was me I would want triple chocolate choco chunk brownie avalanche with dark chocolate mousse. I am pretty sure that that doesn’t exist… but boy do I wish it did.
I am hoping to take the outdoor lights from Thao’s party and string them up at my house. I just love outdoor patio lights. By filling some mason jars with wildflowers, I think that it will keep up with the BBQ theme. And, I like wildflowers.
This is a reminder that I need a new umbrella. Mine was destroyed in a thunderstorm that we had a few weeks back and it looks pitiful out there. While I am at it… maybe I will do this too.
Talking is my favorite past time, but sometimes parties need more than just me blabbing soliloquies (I know… hard to believe that not everyone wants to hear me talk!) so, I started thinking.
With the number of people I know with dogs, we are sure to get a few and that is entertainment in itself.
What would we do if it weren’t for dogs. There would be nothing to watch.
Oh, well…. I guess we may work in a game of beer pong or two too.
And maybe even a little game of flip cup… maaaaaybe. Because really, who doesn’t want to feel 18 at their 30th birthday?
Also, I rock at this game. I won a sick game of Survivor Flip Cup last year that left my opponents weeping. Seriously.
What on earth will I wear:
Done and done… while I can’t start putting together the party now, I can definitely buy a dress for it. I picked this up today at Urban Outfitters in downtown Savannah. I will pair it with bare feet because its summer and I can.
I am definitely praying for the strength to pull all of this off and give Bf the 30th birthday that he deserves. Also, I will be 30 in 2 years and I want him to throw me a party. Just kidding.
Bf is happiest surrounded by a group of people and I hope that he enjoys his upcoming 30th birthday.