Friday, November 16, 2012

Party like it's 1972

Oh ya babaaayyyyyyy.....
That is how we roll over here ------- disco-in down and groovin out. 

Or at least attempting to!

Adam threw me a birthday party with the theme of the year I was born.  Only too bad he got the year all mixed up and it should have obviously been an 80's party but we'll let it slide cause I am that kind of gal.  Even with the year off by 10 or so he really threw a fantastic party and went all out with the 72 theme!

My brother-in-law and my nephew drove over 7 hours to celebrate with us!  It was so awesome to have them here, and it meant a lot to all of us!  Thank you guys for coming, it was so special to have you both here!  The kids are still  talking about the fun they had with you!

Here's "the crew" getting ready to dance the night away!

Me and my disco dude!
The wild trio!
And then the party really started!  We rented out the gym at our local JCC and it was the perfect spot!  Our friend (who is also Adam's amazing chef at work) catered the party and served so many delicious dishes.  We also had a DJ and some yummy beverages and it all combined to create the perfect party atmosphere! 

Some  of my favorite pals came, in full costume to help me ring in my big birthday!  Thanks to all of you that came out to celebrate!

 Adam and my friends, James & Melissa -the hippie looking couple featured above- worked together in top secret to create an amazing slide video of my life (all forty 30ish years!)  They even had my Mom & Dad in on it and everything!  The end product is a couple of really wonderful slides set to music.  Let me just say, this is a perfect gift for anyone, I forgot so many moments of my own childhood as well as some really cute moments of my own children.  James also included wedding/honeymoon photos - pictures of family members and friends we may have not seen for years, or that are no longer with us.....magical memories!  Thank you guys soooooo much! 
  And then the fun continued until the wee hours of the night.  (or I guess it felt that way even though it was just 11.  This turning 40 thing and all.....)
 Oh my MayMay...channeling her inner hippie!!

It was such a great night with great friends and my incredible hubby and sweet (and well behaved!) kids. 
 Thanks to all my friends that shared such a fun night.  According to Simone we are doing this every year, she had so much fun!  I think once every 40 is enough, but we'll have to see....

And another special THANKS!!!  to my pal Heather from The for taking most of these fantastic pictures!  You and super cool hubby made my night just partying with us, but all the pictures was such a bonus!  
(And F.Y.I - Heather  wrote an awesome book called     Secrets of the Mommyhood     that I will shamelessly tell you all to check out and order a copy of!  It's hilarious and honest and the perfect gift for a new Mommy! )


Heather said...

Your birthday was a rock'n good time! Glad to know you, Pal. Thanks for the sweet words and all your support!

Anonymous said...

Adored the sneak peek pics. on FB but gosh this was even more fun!

Did anyone crack out the Aquanet? Oh wait...that might be 80's??? See, I'm already 42 and losing my memory! ;) LOL

You look FABULOUS my friend at any age and I'm not at all surprised you were celebrated by so many who love you!

Adam gets huge props...color me impressed!

I smiled throughout this whole post!

happy b-day again my friend!

Mama to Lauren & Tyler as Anon. :)

Robin said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Looks like everyone had a blast. Happy Birthday.

michelle said...

Happy birthday Jen!! You are absolutely gorgeous!! What a fun time and what a wonderful hubby for planning a great birthday! I love how all of you get all dressed up like that!

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great party!