Thursday, July 21

Chris is 31 & Manly

we went all out and celebrated chris' birthday to the fullest.
it was the:

"chris is 31,
so lets party
like a man"

the front of the invites:

forget cake!
a real man wants...

chris' tower to man-hood:
why yes, those are

what's that? whats that you say?
what are bennet's donuts?

"i don't know. you can't explain them. bennet's donuts are like... well, its like asking someone what salt tastes like, you can't explain it" -the birthday man

i think the best way to describe them is:
utterly devine.
still not right.
life changing.

yes, that's it!
life changing is the best way to describe these little pillows of fluffy, fried, tender deliciousness.
(you can trust me on that one because i was willing to leave the house at 7 am, race down to ft. myers for fresh glazed, maple & bacon, chocolate w/sprinkles, and peanut butter & chocolate donuts, race back home, and get pulled over for the first time in my life and receive a warning that would have been a whopping $450 ticket because i sped through a construction zone- all for these donuts) ((in my defense, i was driving with traffic))
they are THAT good.

back to the party!
what truly manly party would be complete without a few (hundred) mustaches?

rikki and i put together a little photo booth for the guests.
it was a hoot!
i have about a billion photo booth pictures for the next post

and we ended the night in flames!

happy 31st christopher!
here's to another fantastic year that will be filled with adventures and opportunities.
i love you man!


Kate said...

Oh heavens, Lisa, I swear we were twins in another life. I have been thinking about doing a "Manly Man" party for the twins this year! I absolutely love how everything turned out - especially the mustache straws! So cute. And those picture booth pictures are hi-larious. Happy birthday to Chris!

Steve and Donna said...

somehow I missed this post when I commented on the other. Well- Chris you are quite the man I must say. Glad you had a good time:)
(our secret house guest)

Bloom Family said...

okay, Lisa, what an amazing super fun idea! So funny. I laughed out loud. Those straws ... love it!