Sunday, August 28, 2011

40 and Fabulous!

I'm finally getting around to showing you some of our party pics from last weekend! I feel like I'm still recovering to be honest. Whew, what a whirlwind of weeks it took planning and preparing for this event that I'm still waiting for my much needed massage.

We had a fabulous time and I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. I'd say it was a huge success minus a few words with a couple of grown men who drank a little too much and wanted to relive their fraternity days.

I didn't start off wanting a Luau theme, it just kind of migrated towards that so it seemed very fitting to put myself as the dancing hula gal on the cake!



You can't have a cake without cupcakes, can you? HyVee did a great job!



Last minute preparations to the buffet table!



My brother in-law Neil putting his seal of approval and a few buns on the table!



We hired the gals from the Iowa State Rugby Team to help us out that afternoon. They were truly amazing!



Lots of lights and colorful decorations to add to the festivities!







Pineapple Bowling anyone?



This was our Margarita Bar! As you can see by the many pictures, It was a very popular place!

























Thank you Mindy and Adam for taking all these pictures throughout the night. The night seemed to go by so fast that it's nice to be able to look back and see people enjoying themselves!







Here is my sister Julie talking a few guys ears off! Gotta love her!



These are more of the ISU Rugby gals! They had a blast being in charge of the Margarita Bar!

And they even enjoyed a couple rounds of Pineapple bowling!

Thank you gals for all your help!



I really had no idea people would be so sweet and bring gifts. So not expected!



Here is my Dad on the left with his friend Ginny and my in-laws chatting away! So nice that they all drove in from Nebraska!





The tents were so pretty at night with all the lights!



And our night would not have been complete without our picture taken in our Hula cutouts!

Thank you to everyone who helped make my 40th birthday a night to remember!





22 comments:

Kristin said...

Fantastic celebration. Looks so fun. Happy 40th! Now get ready for your mid-life successes. Good health, intellect, and humor to you too!

middle child said...

Hm. Well on my invitation it said - must bring a gift!

Janie Fox said...

Looks like you had a great time! Start planning your 50th...it will be here soon. Seriously it flies by!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness what a blast!!
Happy 40th!

Rachit said...

Congo for being 40 :)

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

What a fun party!! Happy Birthday!

Becolorful said...

You are fabulous! So fun to see the pics and fun to think we did our parties on the same weekend. Seeing the HyVee shout out made me smile. So seldom do I see Iowa homespots out here that that just felt good. The cake was a hoot and your flowers are gorgeous. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. So what are you thinking for your 50th?
:)
Pam

Bring Pretty Back said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! This looks like just about the most perfect party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you that you had a great time!
Have a pretty day!!!
Kristin

Jen said...

Congrats! 40 is so much fun! Your party looks like a blast! So creative and young!!!! Happy birthday!

Carrie said...

BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This looks like a great party. I love the designs and the cake and those cupcakes look soooo yummy!

I just recently came across your blog. I love it. It's super lovely.

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SHERRY HART said...

What a party!!! My 40's were awesome...it only gets better!!!

Toyin O. said...

What a great party; Happy belated birthday!

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Simplegirl said...

Happy 40th Birthday! Looks like it was fun times.

Megan said...

What a blast you must of had. Congrats on the Fabulous Forty milestone. Now if you'd had the new Hawaii 5-0 boys at your party I would have pulled a bank job and hop-skipped it over there to crash that party !!!!!!

Karyn Climans said...

Looked like a great party - perfect weather too. I've never tried pineapple bowling but I would have been willing to give it a go.
Congratulations on your 40th! Cheers!

My Inner Chick said...

---This looks soooooooo Fabulous! And a "Margarita Bar!" What a cool idea. I shall steal that idea. Happy 40th. x

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Mrs. Tuna said...

Turning 40 wasn't that hard for me....but next year I'll be 50 and feeling a little angst.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Absolutely fabulous in EVERY way!!! You guys know how to do it up right. Happy 40th Megan!!! :-D
Mary Lou

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like such a fun party. That cake is SO much fun!!!

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