40th birthday

Adult parties tend to be not nearly as thought-out as the kiddie fare (perhaps a less appreciative audience?), but this 40th birthday bash is an exception. Katy threw her music-loving, basketball-playing, 40 year-old husband one heck of a birthday party back in November. A couple of snaps above. 

What she did:

-collected 40 images and created 4 posters- one for each decade of his life- to hang up around the living room.

-had former students (from their teaching stint in the Caribbean) film groups of their classmates wishing him a happy birthday. They emailed the videos, which she put together into a movie...which she surprised him with and played at the party.

-because so many of his friends now live in other cities, she asked everyone who couldn't come to the party to send an email with a personal message and photos, which she compiled into a big album.

-those who were at the party signed sheets of paper fitted to the album size, that were later included in the back of the album.

-for each guest in attendance, she made a 2 cd mix of his favorite 40 songs (the 'top 40')- 20 slow and 20 fast- which were given out at the end of the night.

-at the end of the night, everyone moved into the basement (where his turntables are set up) and he DJ'ed!

I love the thought and care that was put into this party! For more pictures, go to Katy's flickr set here.