Just because hub’s birthday was on Thursday doesn’t mean the celebrating stopped on Thursday. Saturday night, we threw a masquerade birthday party (a la Labyrinth) to celebrate some more.
The nice thing about masquerade parties is you really only need a mask to dress up.
Hubs dressed up as Jareth from Labyrinth. He also dresses like this on Wednesdays to watch Modern Family.
I was busy running races, cleaning, making a trip to the grocery store, and baking all day (you read that correctly), so I didn’t have time to find a costume. Hubs was nice enough to buy a mask for me at the costume store.
While hubs was out finding my mask, I made an Oreo birthday cake for him. There’s a layer of frosting and Oreos on the inside of that bad boy.
It doesn’t look like much, but it was tasty. I was impressed with myself. Then again, I’m always impressed when I can make something edible that doesn’t send people to the emergency room.
I ran out of frosting right at the end. Can you tell the frosting is a different color around the outer edge? We made it dark in the house so no one would notice. Also, I look better in dim light so that worked all around.
Guests started to arrive. Then a couple boxes of these showed up.
It’s safe to say I ate a lot of those and a lot of cake. And a lot of chips and dip.
Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip? I can’t have that in the house anymore. I’m going to start buying dips that taste like shit because there is no control around that stuff.
My cute little personal trainer, Linda, and her hubby Jimmy stopped by. Jimmy is wearing a Kiss mask that he cut just enough so he could drink beer through it.
Jimmy ran the 15k that morning too, so we decided to wear our medals all night to let everyone at the party know we were better than them.
Here’s Lisa debuting her new hair color. We’re no longer blonde twinsies.
Nikki, on the right, is one of hub’s oldest friends. She’s 62. I know. She looks great.
Ricardo and Elaine.
Tyler, Lisa, and moi. (Tyler hung out with hubs and I at Universal Studios.)
Teri and Greg. (We just celebrated Teri’s birthday two weeks ago.)
I need a personal photographer because I managed to not get pictures of about 10 other people at the party. Personal photographers are cheap, right? I just need someone to follow me around at all times. If you’re interested, I’ll even share my beer with you.
Wait. No I won’t.
We had a great time Saturday night. Between the 15k, getting ready for the party, and the actual party, I think I was on my feet for 17 hours. Today, my calves and hips are still sore. I did 3.4 miles on the treadmill to help loosen them up a bit and I think it helped.
Tonight I have my martial arts cardio class. Time to work off those cupcakes.
Do you throw theme parties? (We LOVE dressing up, so most of our parties have a theme of some sort.)
Have you seen Labyrinth or does my blog post title make no sense to you?