Monday, February 14, 2011

Adam's SURPRISE Party!!! 80's style...

I've been planning Adam's surprise party for a little while now...and I was SO happy when the day finally came!! (it is REALLY hard keeping something I'm so excited about from my other half!) Adam is a product of the 80's, so I decided to go with an 80's party theme :) I invited some family, some co-workers, and few friends...so happy they were there to surprise Adam!!! Lots of people love that guy :)
Here's the cover & inside of the invite I made...on picnik.com (of course) and sent them with our favorite card program, Send Out Cards.

My first plan was to take him out to an early Valentine's Dinner, then we'd head home and he'd be surprised!!! Everyone else would be in 80's gear & we'd hurry change to join the party. But luckily my sister-in-law Becca said, "Wouldn't it be awesome if you could get him to dress up before the party??" So asked him if we could have a themed Valentine's date and he was up for it!! I love Adam and his spontaneity! I told him we'd need to be home at 8pm to meet our friends Jed & Lindsey who's be dressed in 80's as well to play some old school board games (Rummikub & Jenga) and watch "This Is It". Let's see if the plan worked... ;)
In our 80's get-ups at our beloved Royal India...the place was packed, hope we provided a little entertainment for the people around us ;)
We headed home, and thanks to my partner-in-crime/sister-in-law Becca I was able to pull off surprising him!!! Everyone was waiting in our basement, we headed down stairs and SURPRISE!!!!!! Oh we got him good :)
{Luke & Samson, Adam, Eli & Aven, Jeremy, Ben, Jed}
{Katie, Me, Alla, Camary, Becca, LaCol, Lindsey}

Adam's stellar parents were there too...they came a little later though :)

{I had fun getting the old school candy...Pop Rocks & Bottle Caps, oh yes}

{don't you just love his little acid washed overalls?? Aven was a little party animal with the rest of us :) }

{Here are the guys doing their part for our RAD music video!! Thanks to Camary's choreography, The Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby", a few run-throughs, and everyone's mad dancing skills it made for a great time and some good laughes!!}

{Linds & I lighting the 25 candles on Adam's birthday cake}
Making a wish and blowing out EVERY.SINGLE.ONE! That's my man :)

{Love all these people...so glad they were there to celebrate Adam's birthday!}
{i love my birthday boy}

{orange cream float...with good ol' Crush}

{Eli giving little Aven pop rocks for the first time...after getting used to it, he said "Nummy!"}

We played an epic game of 80's charades...here are some of the things we acted out:
We went battle-of-the-sexes route...and the girls won with the least amount of time to guess each one! :)

{animal print pants, high heels, high tops, and leg warmers...doesn't get more 80-ish than that}

Brooks went to bed extra early, so when he woke up at around 11pm I decided to bring him down to party with his Daddy :) Do you like his cut-off tee?? heehee
Brooks loved doing airplane with his Uncle Ben!!
And we finished off the night with Michael Jackson's "This Is It" (playing in the background), LOVE that movie.

I love you Adam!!!! Happy early Birthday babe! Can't wait to spend the next 25 years [and more] with you!

PS - the video of our dance has been "loading" for about an hour now...come on blogger. I uploaded it to facebook though :) click here and enjoy!

PPS - Happy Valentine's Day!! Can't wait for tonight with my sweetheart :)

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

How fun! I love the acid washed overalls. that is such a cute touch! I made paper chains for Conrad's first pirate birthday party. Paper chains are so easy and cheap.

Pop rocks are the best huh?!

Super cute party!

vintch said...

YOU are a fabulous wife! what a fun, amazing party! i love all the little details you threw in. happy love day:)

Brooke said...

AHHHH this is so awesome! I'm going to check out the video right now. I love all the details you put into it. SO CUTE!

Jennifer said...

That is so sweet! I love throwing surprise parties. It's one of my favorite things to do! It looked like your's was a HUGE success! I know that it meant a lot to your hubby!

Mighty Burns said...

this is so cute! I love when everyone dresses up too! Its more fun :) Happy birthday!

quin & dani said...

It turned out so cute Haley!! We are SOOO bummed we couldn't come! I'm glad he was surprised though :D. Happy Birthday Adam and Happy Valentines Day to both of you!

Dave & Monica said...

SO cute!!! You've gotta be the best wife ever :) Love all the pics...
PS I know I'm just paranoid and even more so with stories Dave comes home with now, SO I wanted to tell you to blur out your address on the invitation!! Who knows who is reading about your cute family!

Shalyn said...

Oh my gosh, best thing EVER! So cute, I love little B's cut off shirt!

Eva Marie said...

Now why wasn't I invited lol this party is awesome girl Good work :)

Rachel said...

awesome awesome party! and way to surprise him - i can be really bad at surprises

Gabriella said...

What a fun idea!

Adam and Jamie said...

What a FUN birthday! Happy birthday to Adam! You have been up to sooo many fun things lately...parties, crafts, etc. etc. Way to go girl. You are a SUPERWIFE!

Lauren said...

wow! this looks like so much fun! I watched the music video on your fb and it was so cute! what a great idea :) I wish we could have come celebrate with you guys. happy bday Adam! :)

Sandhya said...

Hahaha! I took a trip down memory lane as a child of the 80s myself... it's crazy to think that our kids will grow up thinking our "cool things" were so bizarre! :) Great idea for a party.

Angel said...

You guys are so cool! :)

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