Monday, December 19, 2011

Almost 40!

Posted by MANDI at 8:39 PM
It's my birthday later in the week and, as most of you know, it's a big one. The big Four-Oh! And in order to celebrate in a way that we'd be sure to remember for years it was decided that I'd have an 80's themed Formal do. Hubby went a little bit crazy on a Chinese website buying all manner of party extras - strobe lights, laser lights, mirror tile stickers and then set to work making the back deck into party central.

People. It was AWESOME!! I haven't laughed so much, danced so much or had so much fun in years.  And since just about every single photo of me has me holding a glass of bubbly I think it's fair to say there may have been champagne involved!

I had my hair done in the afternoon so that it was suitably 80's in style - big curls and all swept upon one side - and slathered on the blue eyeshadow and blue eyeliner.

Hubby made the most spectacular decorations.

My girlfriends frocked up appropriately.

And the boys did their part too. (I made Hubby shave off his beard so he could rock the Magnum mo. I have a thing for Magnum. Hubby's darn lucky I didn't make him wear high waisted tight shorts to go with his Hawaiian shirt and Magnum mo!)

And we took to the dance floor with the seven hour playlist of 80's music, admired ourselves in the mirrored wall, exclaimed over the lights and laughed ourselves silly when we couldn't see each other when someone got a  bit over-enthusiastic with the smoke machine.

A friend of a friend make the special request birthday cake that was a work of art in itself. I was thrilled with it. And it tasted great too.

I had such a fantastic time that I suggested to Hubby we should do it all over again soon. Like maybe for New Year's Eve. He rolled his eyes, shook his head and walked away laughing. I'm gonna take that as a 'yes'!


Iris Flavia on December 20, 2011 at 4:16 AM said...

You look awesome! :-) And, yep, big Magnum-fan over here, too! Yumm...
Though I turn 40 soon, too (uhhh!) I prefer 70´s music, definitively. But the cube... yep, our generation, huh?
So... you repeat this that soon? Say "wow" to your Hubs, he´s a big party-organizer ;-)

Sue said...

Happy 40th birthday! It looks like an awesome party.

Jen on December 20, 2011 at 8:06 AM said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, looks like a great party! My big 4 oh is coming up very soon too and I'm still trying to decide what to do for it.....

Trish. on December 20, 2011 at 5:54 PM said...

Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 18 in those pics :-)

What a great party theme. I went to an 80's-theme 40th earlier this year and it was SO much fun re-living those teenage years. Some of the costumes were hilarious (I went as Madonna c1984). And wasn't that just the best decade for music??

Hope you have a great NYE as well!!


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