someone thought tequila was a great idea.....

The weekend is officially over and that also means that the 30th birthday week celebration is finished. I don't think I can put it all into words how amazing my friends, coworkers and family were starting the week on Monday, kicking off the week's festivities before the actual day on Friday.

Whether it was the crazy singing chicken telegram pictured below who surprised me on  Monday at the office to my mom sending me multiple cards to arrive each day to all my friends coming out on Friday for what was an epic 80s and old school hip hop dance party for Dena and I as we celebrated our birthdays - one 30 and one 31.


Notice the suit with the creepy mask. I heart my coworkers. and their sense of humor.

We decided about two months ago to throw a joint birthday party and had high hopes of having everything from themed drinks to a picture booth set up to glitter bombs throughout the night. (We even created a Pinterest board of all the ideas we wanted to pull off.) After we realllyyyyyy thought about it, we realized that someone would have to actually clean up everything mentioned and we knew neither of us would be in any shape to clean up glitter or whatever photo booth concoction we came up with.

So, instead we kept the decorations minimal and focused on the music list to be a mix of The Outfield meets Depeche Mode meets Bobby Brown meets Outkast meets Nelly, and then added touches from our childhood with 80s themed cupcakes of characters like She-Ra, Jem and the Smurfs.


80s themed cupcakes by Sweets by Maggie; Party hosts pictured


Nic with Nadine pawing it up; old coworkers turned out to party
Here's how much we had - neither one of us ate a cupcake or even got a chance to cut the cake, which by the end of the night we assume was stolen because it vanished into thin air like Manti Te'o's girlfriend.

Even now thinking about it, if someone did take it, I'm not sure how exactly someone walked up the stairs, through Bier Markt and out the door with a two-tiered leopard cake with a shoe cookie on top of it and no one said anything....

(Update: the cake was in fact NOT stolen but rather devoured by the staff. Mystery solved!)

But, I mean, it's a hysterical story and totally fits in with all the other debauchery that took place that night that luckily will not see the light of day on here. However, it will be memorable happy hour conversations between friends and lesson learned - we can't take tequila shots like we once could in our early 20s. But we can sure as hell try our hardest!

Leopard cake by Stan's Bakery in Northfield; Erin, Nadine and my dance off with her husband of course

Editor's note: Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated our birthdays and also to Matt and the staff at Bier Markt/Speakeasy for storing our gifts and shutting down the place for a few hours while we partied the night away.

Giveaway update: Congrats to Mel for winning the OneStyling giveaway!



9 comments:

Heather said...

Can't believe someone took your cake!!! Hilarious.

Allison M. said...

So we really aren't sure what happened to the cake.....

alexa @ cleveland's a plum said...

best dance party i've had in a long time!

also, SOMEONE STOLE THE CAKE?!?

bastards, yet kinda funny in that i could totally see any of my drunk guy friends doing that when they were 24.

Jen @ Why CLE? said...

That cake is awesome. Who would steal a cake, though?! Crazy!

Looks like an amazing birthday! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

CLEshopaholic said...

What an awesome party. And that DJ was ridiculous!!! N and I haven't had that much fun dancing in a long time!!!!

Katelin said...

that's so crazy someone took the cake, it looks fabulous by the way. so glad the birthday week and party was a success. i knew it would be! woo wee!

Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

hahaha, i cannot believe someone stole an entire cake!! i can imagine someone waking up with an entire two tier leopord print cake in their apt, like wtf...?

Christina K said...

I saved the email from reception that said. "a chicken's here to see you!"

Sorry to miss the party and that our Sundance reunion was sabotaged. :(

Fizzgig said...

welcome to the 30's, the best decade yet!! (until you reach 40, then that will be the best..obvy!!) looks like you had a blast, and I only wish we could see a video of that chicken gram!!