31 is the New Black. (Part 1)

Last Friday was my birthday!!! Yes, my birthday really is on April Fools! And yes, I really am the big old boring 31. Somehow it seems like 30 was more acceptable, like it was still grouped with the 20's, so I was cool with last year's birthday. But I feel like 31 is kind of grouped more with the 40's and I'm feeling old and like my obsession with Judge Judy is all making sense now.


Friday night we had a few friends over for my birthday party. It wasn't anything big because I'm not rich and everyone knows house parties always SEEM cheap, but end up costing $arm and $leg because you wouldn't be caught dead running out of food or drink so you always stock up enough to feed 20x the amount of people actually invited. Originally, I couldn't make up my mind about how I wanted to spend the evening: A nice dinner out with Boyfriend... Inviting a bunch of friends out to the pub... House party... I opted against the private dinner because we can really do that anytime. And I nixed the pub because all of my friends are married avec kids and they can't get sitters and don't have money to blow at the bars (that makes two of us) and act like recluses at the mere mention of going out in public. So all things considered, I was very happy to have a little get together at home.

Since I'm not a fancypants, everything at my party was on the cheap. I purchased Pillsbury Funfetti cupcake mix and frosting and made the cakes myself.

Party hats and plates: Dollar bin at Target.

My favorite decoration of all: The birthday banner that Boyfriend made on the down low.

The party menu consisted of chicken dino-bites, frozen CPK pizzas, chips, veggies and dip. Why? Because I like them.

The night was spent shooting the shit while drinking White Russians, PBR's, and shots of whiskey.

Once everyone was nice and too-liquored-up-to-be-embarrassed, we fired up the ol' Rock Band.

And don't forget the gifts and cake.

The rager lasted into the wee hours of 12:30am. (We're wild. I know.)

I really had SUCH a great time and I'm so grateful for all the cool people in my life- friends, family, bloggers, commenters, etc. I'm really not even joking. Looking back and knowing I was thiiiiiiiis close to canceling my party because I got in a funk Thursday night (thanks for slapping some sense into me, Boyfriend), I'm so glad I didn't.

Happy Birthday to me.

The birthday festivities continued all weekend long, so expect like two more entries about this booshet. For now, I'll leave you with a quick vid from me and Biscuit.


suki said...

happy belated birthday! :) love the lil video at the end. priceless expression.

Wombat Central said...

Happy birfday a little late! I *heart* game nights with friends. Does that make me an old fart?

PS Hi Biscuit!

abbyhasissues.com said...

I love the dollar bin at Target. And White Russians (and Black Russians, for that matter.) And now I think I love Biscuit. Feel the love.

Happy belated Birthday!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Yeah, yeah, tell me you're old in five years, fucker. :) I think 31 sounds younger than 30 for some reason. 30 was all "Shit I'm not in my 20s anymore I am SO OLD" whereas 31 you're used to being 30 and 20s are forgotten and 31 seems young because it's as far from 40 as you can be over 30. OK I'm rambling. Whatever.

Happy belated birthday April Fool.

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Your expression totally reads WTF.
I think that is how my face is permanently.

Happy belated birthday. Again. I think I already said that, but it is worth saying twice.

P.S. Funfetti is the SHIT.

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Thug in a Cocktail Dress said...

Your blog depressed me. I am turning 29 this year and your blog confirmed what I already suspected: 31 is even worse than when I turned 25. cuz 25 means you are now closer to 30 than 20.
your party sounds far more interesting than any 31 party i might have.

Paige said...

happy birthday!!!

Kara said...

Sounds like a perfect party - booze, nonsense, tomfoolery, and video games. Happy 31st!

Sara said...

Ahh, best birthday party ever!! I'm so bummed I wasn't there - this is definitely my kind of party! Happy happy happy birthday too!! Welcome to the "Over 30 Club." It's not as bad here as I thought it would be. :)

Nikosmommy said...

Great party, kinda like 3rd grade old skool fun! The point it getting together with your peeps for night of booze and laughs.

Whoever took your pics did a great job (or they have a great camera!) either way it looks like a great time!

Jules said...

Yay! Sounds perfect to me! Happy Belated Birthday!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

SUKI - thanks!! and that "priceless expression" is just what my face permanently looks like.

WOMBAT - if so, we're old farts together. :)

ABBY - thanks for all the love. if it weren't for the dollar bin and white russians (and video games), i wouldn't have any fun in life.

VEG - i know. i probably sound like one of those morons who's barely turning 22 and they're like "OMG, i feel SO old!" only, i'm not 22. i'm 31. even better.

JESSICA - thanks! hope everything's going great with the little bun in the oven!

BONNIE - thanks! i didn't actually even have any of the funfetti cakes bc i don't like chocolate. Boyfriend bought my cupcakes from a local bakery. <3

THUG - my job here is done.

PAIGE - thanks! i should have had some celebratory mayo in your honor.

KARA - thanks!! it was really was the perfect party!

SARA - thanks! with a new puppy like sage, how could it be bad?? :)

NIKO - thanks! that's exactly what it was like, a little kid's party. i think the older i get, the younger my parties get. maybe by the time i'm back in diapers, someone will let me sit in a high chair and smash cake into my own face.

JULES - thanks!!

Erin said...

1. I love calling stuff "the new black." Doesn't matter what it is.
2. Happy belated birthday! 31 hurt more than 30 did, and 32 was a blur and I'm dreading 33.
3. I would like a cupcake. Toodles!

Simone Says... said...

happy birthday! you're darling, darling.

Kristie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I loved hearing that you remember all of that stuff as well. It's nice to remember the good ole days! Happy Birthday (belated)!! BTW, I just had a chance to check out your blog and I loved it and I'm now a follower! Talk to you soon!
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Roxanne and Lorraine said...

You guys are wild! And my dear you make 31 look damn good. I'm not even saying that because you made those adorable cupcakes either. I mean, not entirely. <3


Mrs. Hyde said...

Happy belated bday! And yes...house parties are expensive as shit. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Deborah said...

You and your posse are damn adorable.

Happy birthday and anniversary. Your blog is a bright spot for me always.

Ashley, The Accidental Olympian said...

Happy belated birthday!

Your celebration sounds like my kind of evening. No pressure, good food, good people, heavy on the fun.

Yeah for 31 bitches!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

ERIN - thanks! maybe this year will be good to both of us. :::wink-wink, nudge-nudge, you-know-what-the-fuck-i'm-talkin'-bout,-willis:::

SIMONE - awww, thanks, simone!! <3

KRISTIE - thanks for stopping by AND joining!!!

LOR - thanks, lor! it must be all the shitty food i eat. -the grease keeps my skin supple. ;)

MRS. HYDE - thanks so much! and thanks for backing me up on the house party issue. i would have loved to invite all of my friends, but i just couldn't afford it.

DEBS - aw thanks!! when i first read the "bright spot" part, it made me picture having a "womanly" accident, which is usually a fucking horrible thing. hopefully, that's not what you meant. but even if it is, i'll take it and think of it as a good thing. ;)

ASHLEY - thanks!! yeah, it was a total no-fuss birthday. i get too stressed out when i try to plan something fancy bc i KNOW shit will go bad and then i'll end up looking like an asshole.

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