Entries Tagged as 'Entertaining'

Outdoor Movie Night

Monday, August 25, 2014

Luckily the rain held off this past Saturday so we could have our movie night outside, just as we had envisioned.  It was a casual affair that basically consisted of blankets and pillows scattered about on the grass along with some of Colleen’s patio furniture and folding chairs brought by neighbors.  We did make a few snacks and had a table that included some movie theater appropriate items.  Colleen and Corey showed The Fantastic Mr. Fox, one of their favorite Wes Anderson movies, which ended up being a great idea since it was both adult and kid friendly.  We borrowed the sound equipment, projector, and screen from their neighbor Jamie, who was also kind enough to come over and help set everything up.  The screen he built himself from pvc pipes and a painters cloth.  Now those are some serious DIY skills.    Of course, in typical Colleen and Megan fashion, we neglected to take any pictures of the movie setup or any people during the party.  Fortunately, Colleen was able to steal a photo of the kids around the screen taken by her neighbor Katie.  Thanks Katie!  All in all I would say it was a perfect evening to end the summer before school started again this week.

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Colleen and Corey were pug sitting this week so Leila helped us get ready for the party.  Mostly by making weird snorty noises and trying to trip us while we walked.  Since she was a pivotal member of the party planning team, I am glad she could make a blog appearance.

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Friday Wins

Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy happy Friday!  Thought I would pop in to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.  This weekend, Colleen and I have a last minute outdoor movie night planned at her house.  However, due to a crappy forecast, the outdoor portion of that plan might have to be removed.  Boooooo.   We aren’t doing much because we are both swamped right now with work, etc., but we are throwing together a couple special little touches

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Corey’s 30th Birthday

Monday, July 7, 2014

Believe it or not, I wasn’t originally planning on throwing Corey a party for his 30th birthday.  His big birthday present is a trip to New York at the end of July to see his favorite soccer team.  But then I thought about it, and I decided I would feel like a bit of a jerk if I didn’t have some kind of group gathering for him.  Instead of throwing it at our house and going crazy with decorations like I normally do, I decided to make it at a local bar called VBGB Beer Garden (which means that there are a lot of beer options, but not actually a garden I don’t think) and make it a surprise!  Spoiler alert, it wasn’t a surprise.  Because I am a bad liar, and because he automatically assumed that I was going to throw him a party anyway.  Oh well.  We still had a great time with all of our lovely friends.

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I kept things simple with some easy cupcake toppers (download here – Birthday Cupcake Toppers) and candle centerpieces using some printables from Oh Happy Day.  I made the cupcakes using this recipe and Megan finished off with the frosting using the same chocolate buttercream from last year.  I can vouch for the deliciousness.  Many thanks to Megan for setting things up so I could bring the birthday boy late.  She’s a gem that one.

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