Most of you know how much I love a good party, yes? I love going to them and I love throwing them! Especially if they have a theme. I know not everyone loves a theme, but well.. I do. So, with the 2nd annual Cinco de Myra coming up on May 5th-- I got to thinking about all of the theme parties I've hosted in the past. I thought I'd give you a little rundown starting all the way back in 2004. Feel free to make complete and total fun of me via your comments or steal some ideas... Whatever's more your style. :)
The Year: 2004. The Occasion: Mel, Emily, and My's housewarming Party at 907 Winston Place:
I had recently returned from a month long backpacking trek through Europe with Kelly Kirk and Susanna Stringer. We met friends, Jake, Jonathan, and Matt ( all pictured below) and they traveled all the way from their home in New Smyrna Beach, Florida to Nashville for the party that started it all... Keggeroke:
*Sidenote-- Kelly couldn't make it because she was [and is] a really big deal in Washington D.C., but Susanna is the blond bombshell pictured below (currently a very big deal in Austin, TX). Oh-- How I miss those girls!
It consisted of exactly what it sounds like-- a keg (2 of them in fact) and everyone's favorite--- a little Karaoke!
I bedazzled the seat of my pink warm-up pants with my name... and the only pictures I can find of myself are of that....and only that. I'll spare you the pain of seeing it--- because I'm pretty sure that my momma reads this... Just know that the pants rocked. Hard.
I'm going to leave you all with one final picture that I feel must be included. I call it
"EPIC Game of Flip-Cup":
You got it, kids. Boat drinks and a couple of oversized slip & slides made for one phenomenal yard party four years in a row. It started quaintly-- 20 or 30 people showed up in 2005... Our best good friends Grace and Shelly moved in next door in 2006, however. "The Compound" was born and by the final Sip & Slide party in 2008, there were HUNDREDS of people in attendance. So many good memories with good friends. I've pulled pics from all four years and posted them here because they basically all look the same:
And the 2nd year of Sip & Slide, my best good friend Laura Frazier happened to be in attendance.
The year: 2008. The Occasion: Zach & Yen's birthday party (again). The Theme: CELEB-brate (come as a celebrity or famous couple).
We rolled out the red carpet and the celebrities came in droves. Here's a look at just a few:
Yoko & John
Mary and Joseph
Deb & Napoleon
Lorena & John Bobbit
Priscilla & Elvis
Slash & Brett Michaels
And what's a birthday party without a cake, right?
Okay--winding down here... sort of... The year: 2010 (May 5th, 2010). The occasion: Celebration of Mexican Pride and Heritage. The Theme: Cinco de Myra
And last but not least--- there is the small matter of my birthday party this year.
The year: 2010. The Occasion: My 30th Birthday. The Theme: Thirty Dancing.
It was a stellar way to ring in my thirties. I think I'm done with the birthday celebrations from here on out, but I'll always remember Thirty Dancing. If I could change one thing about it-- I'd appoint one person as photographer... Most of the pics I have from that night are of me and my family. Almost the whole gang made it in town for the festivities. :)
I consider it a privilege to share my world with you all and get to write a little bit... as I have always loved to do. Thanks for reading!