Monday, January 23, 2006

Birthday Party Ideas

I turn 40 February 18th. It works out well because this is a Saturday and my wife is planning a nonsurprise birthday party. A bulk of the invites will be from church, some from school, and then a few from my poker crew. It will not be a 1/2 barrel blowout, but we are going to allow people to BYOB. This can be a sensitive issue when 3/4 of the people attending are Baptist by name.

Since my teen years were during the 80's my wife is thinking an 80's slant. Any ideas on some crazy, yet fun activities would be greatly appreciated. We'll start about 7pm and let it go til about 11pm. Keep in mind most of us have to be at church by 8:30 or 9:30 on Sunday. First off we are looking for someone to keep the kids most of the night if not overnight.

One of my best friends from STL is coming down and that is awesome. I got an email from my mom today saying that if she could get the $114 round trip airfare like my friend got she would be interested in coming too! SITTER ALERT!

Party ideas:
+ dress 80's
+ play 80's music
+ show the 1986 MAN Fan Club Video
+ display the original MAN Fan Club Newsletter
+ a collage of pictures from my 2 year old nudie to now
+ show videos that span the last 20 years
+ have my mom tell the "true" turtle story

Why don't you ask a Baptist to go fishing? He would drink all your beer.


Wiccachicky said...

That sounds really fun!! Exciting! Maybe throw in some party games - you can find some 80s trivia games for sure. Or you can do a throw back to the 80s party...7 minutes in Heaven, gah! :)

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to wiccachicky: I had or have an 80's trivia book somewhere. While I am fishing out my "treasures from the past" box I'll look for that.

MommyProf said...

Maybe you could make your own "I Love the 80s" game. Have people fill in the next lines of songs, write their favorite singer, movie, book, whatever and guess what eachother wrote. You could show a brat pack movie like Weird Science or 16 Candles or Pretty in Pink or, wait, How about Breakfast Club?

Put a sign on everyone's back with an 80s thing (you know, Max Headroom, Star Wars (the space lasers one)) and have them ask questions to get clues from other guests.

Do the Pepsi challenge.

Gee this sounds fun. Can I come?

Anonymous said...

You always invite 2 baptist friends with you to go fishing.. that way neither will drink your beer because they will both be watching each other to make sure the other one isn't drinking!


Pigs said...

Chad! That's what I was gonna say! Harumph....he beat me to my corny joke.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Try this site for trivia quizzes of 80s song lyrics:

Happy Birthday, or as altered images sang:

happy birthday, happy birthday
happy birthday, happy birthday
happy birthday, happy birthday

happy, happy birthday in a hot bath
to those nice nice nights
i remember always, always
i got such a fright
seeing them in my dark cupboard
with my great big cake
if they were me
if they were me
and i was you
and i was you
if they were me
if they were me
and i was you
and i was you
if they were me and i was you
would you have liked a present too?

happy birthday, happy birthday

The MAN Fan Club said...

REply to mommyprof: All are welcome. I hosted an 80's party at church about 8 years ago so I feel pretty good about the 80's.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Thanks Chad. Is that why you only invite one other friend so neither tells.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to ms: My first official 40th birthday song. Thanks....

Random Thoughts said...

Baptist by name...... what does that mean??? :) Wait the beer-fishing joke, got it. The milestone is ever-near. Sounds like you will bring it in style. We celebrated Tina's birthday all weekend. I always forget about the early year birthday even though mom's is Jan 2nd.

Billy V said...

Is minney coming down. I wish I could make it. If I did, I would not be able to come down over spring break. I would have to leave sunday morning, because there is NO WAY I can miss school this early.

Minhaul said...

If you are going to show nudy pics of yourself then I am not coming!!!