Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Birthday

My friend Lauren and her mom, Barb, are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to throwing birthday bashes. This blog is totally after the fact, since Lauren's birthday was two months ago, but I want to take the time to applaud her and her mom for the creative themes and awesome times they are responsible for. Lauren's past birthday parties have included stays at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, trips to Disneyland, a limo ride to Hollywood, dessert at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City Walk, dinner and shopping at Downtown Disney (she is a Disney freak if you didn't already gather that), beading bracelets at The Bead Station, seeing Wicked, and tons of other fun events.

This year, Lauren's party was an interesting theme: sports! I am not a big sports girl. My interest in sports is pretty much limited to swimming, which only gets national attention every four years during the Olympics; Bend it Like Beckham, Anaheim Angels home games, and Shaun White's awesome hair. That being said, this was one enjoyable sports-themed evening. Lauren even had her own birthday cheerleader, a claim I will probably never be able to make. Here are some pics from the night:

Here's the birthday girl herself, me, and Kristen, the birthday cheerleader.

2.36 = amount of my patience (in seconds), when it comes to intricately decorating food. Good job, Barb.

You had to dress as an athelete, of course. I was a swimmer and Jon was a hockey player.

I have never seen football chocolate before. But...I never looked for it, either.

Dressing up for this party was awesome; workout pants and an old El Toro Swimming t-shirt. So comfy!

Treat bags. Because you're never too old.

One of my best pals, Hayley. She's actually a legit sports fan.

Wishing for...UCLA to go all the way this year??

I made them happen. Well, I take some credit, anyway...

One cute football player.

A golfer and a British soccer player = a match made in ESPN...


Lauren, I'm eagerly anticipating your next themed party. Until then, enjoy your 24th year!


Brent said...

I'm glad you take credit for my relationship.

Amber said...

she did threaten you with "or else" if you didn't make a move- i think she deserves lots of credit for that!

Andrew said...

A golfer and a British soccer player = a match made in ESPN

Hahaha. I love it.