Since Bryan and I both turned 30 this year, I figured it was time for us to have a proper birthday party. We invited tons of people we knew and picked a date in between our birthdays (yet erring very closely to my actual birthday- um, like the day before it).

To get in, people had to bring 30 of something and they had to be 30 something plus or minus a few decades (we wouldn’t ask how much). A lot of people brought 30 cookies, one brought 30 deviled eggs (thank you- I love them!), another brought 30 blueberry pancake pigs in a blanket (so yummy… and Mr. Schwanns makes them, I asked), my favorite were the crab puff things. A few of the 30’s we received included 30 pocket sized tissue packages (very useful indeed), 30 tootsie pops (for each of us- too much sugar to ever consume in one lifetime), 30 cotton balls, 30 pencils, 30 rolo candies, a tape measure with way more than 30 inches on it (and I needed it because the last one we had is hiding somewhere in our house- likely Reece hid it for us), and Melinda made us the coolest candle ever created (note- there was nothing related to 30 in this candle, but it is cool and must be noted as awesome- thank you Melinda!). I was delighted with how creative people got and we had a great time.

Now that I am 30, I realized that adult parties are way easier than kid parties, and that I am not fit to hang out with people past 9:30. I started yawning and getting very pooped out. How rude is that? Yawning at my own party? What nonsense! I should be flogged for planning such a boring party for Bryan and I. Everyone cleared out by 10:30 I think and I helped Ruth clean up (did I mention we had our party at Kirk and Ruth Brown’s home instead of our own… she was so nice to let us invade her home even though she spent her entire week sick in bed and only felt better the day of the party, what a true friend!) and we were home by 11. Man we were tired too! The next day I had a headache from staying up late- woo hoo 11 is so late- and from eating so much sugar – lots of cookies were brought you know. It was like a hangover, only without the booze. I feel old now!

The next day is also when we sold the Altima which added to our headaches… though it was super easy to do in the end. All the fretting before hand is what tweaked my party “hangover.”


Mindy H. February 27, 2008 at 8:29 a.m.

What a fun way to celebrate Ily! Such a great idea to have everyone bring 30 of something. Your dresser looks fabulous too! I'll email you about coming in April. Will be great to see you again!

Melinda February 27, 2008 at 8:47 a.m.

I have to note I did bring 30 chocolate mint cookies too!

Bryan February 27, 2008 at 9:47 a.m.

And those cookies were delicious!

shannon February 27, 2008 at 11:24 a.m.

happy 30th birthday!
sorry we had to miss it, but it sounds like you had a great time.