As mentioned in the initial Very Golden Birthday post, the mr had a golden birthday this year too. And it wasn't just any old golden birthday. It was a big one. A big 3-0!
I thought and thought and thought... (and thought some more) about a "theme" for his party that wouldn't be too theme-y. No 30 yr old guy wants an overly themed, cutesy party. I googled "guy parties" and looked them up on pinterest... and you'd be surprised at the lack of ideas out there. Or maybe you wouldn't. In any case, it seems there's the mustache party, the beer party, the mustache AND beer party, and that's about it. All of them involving men's (apparently) favorite pastime: drinking.
Problem being: we don't drink alcohol. (yep, it's a little like that not drinking coffee thing. You can see why here if you want.) A gatorade party didn't seem to have the same appeal.
I came up with this vague notion of having a color theme but nothing else and using gold in conjunction with his favorite colors, which happen to be very fall-esque. You may know I live in Packer territory, and that team is quite literally the state religion, so I suppose it's not surprising that when thinking of colors that went with gold my brain automatically turned to green.
Then I realized: mr LOVES football. He has a special affinity for college ball, especially his alma mater, BYU, but since moving to Wisco, he has definitely been swept up in Packer Fever.
Those two spurts of inspiration was all it took to turn his birthday into:
Over the next week I'll share some tutorials for creating the perfect "guy party" (minus the beer, sorry) along with what to do when the weather throws you a curve ball (what's the equivalent of that in football speak? An interception? A fumble? I'm going to have to study up...) and how to include family that lives far away. Though all of the ideas I've got are specific to the Pack, you could easily switch this up for any favored sports team.
Oh, wait, a little background. You do know that packer fans are called "Cheeseheads" right? Because if you didn't know that the following cheese references all week long would make no sense to you. Wait, wait. Let me show you a picture for illustration:
That, my friends, is a Cheesehead. Though admittedly not as die hard as this one:
PS. Unfortunately, the Cheesebra can't be found for sale anymore. Sad day, I know. But you can still get your own Cheesehead here.