Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Trophy Husband Party

Many of you know that my Husband & best friend in the whole world had Gastric Bypass at the end of December. With it are all kinds of obstacles, big and small. It was a big risk to make. But he made it for us! His family. We love him, support him and are so incredibly proud of all that he has accomplished!...We decided a party was in order!

I invited our closes friends and family to join us for a bonfire to celebrate the beginning of summer and under the disguise that I wanted them here to share my birthday as well. At least that is what I told Tim! lol. I had been preparing this party for MONTHS in my head. This brain was full of so many ideas, some I found from inspiration in other parties, some of my own. He was clueless until about 20 minutes before we were expecting company. Here he is after he JUST realized what was going on.

Here is what he found!

THE SPREAD. We were in the back yard, and the garage was the back drop. I see now i needed something more colorful for the background so the banner would show better. But it was late in the game. Oh well, now I know for next time!

THE BANNER: term I use loosely. I just painted chipboard letters in black and white. Very sloppy. I wanted it to take on a tarnished pewter look, like a trophy. So I literally dipped my pain brush in both blackand white at the same time and just slopped it all on. Wrapped with copper wire and considered it done!

MOOD LIGHTING: I bought these old rusty springs at Junk Jubilee in DesMoines this spring, for this exact reason. Dropped in a couple of small jelly jars and a tealight, hung them by copper wire!

CUPCAKE TOPPERS: I want to appologize right now, I know I found the download online somewhere, but for the life of me can't find it now. If its yours, please leave a comment and I would love to give credit! I did edit it a bit to show the date we got married. 1998. wow, 13 years already. dangaloo! oh, and remind me to share the recipe for those cupcakes. SUPER easy, Low on Points for those on weight watchers and soooo delish!

KEEP CALM: Hahahahaha! This sign cracks me up. I think I found it by googling signs for men or something of the sort. Scarey thing, is that I'm pretty sure that Tim has said this, or something very similar at some point in our relationship. Yeah...I'm just that lucky! lol

COOLTOWN: Ok, another fantabulous sign. This will remain framed and in the basement in his mancave. Lucky for me, he doesn't sport the mullet. However, I did hear more than one comment about the sign and refrences to past boyfriends or long lost family members! What a hoot!

SMORE'S FIXIN'S: Another google search produced these fabulous pictures for the marshmallow stabbers! Love the retro look to them!

And who coulf forget the TROPHY?

Oh wait...thats not him.....let me look again

There he is! Amazing he is! Down 135lbs since December 22nd. And he's not done. And even without the weight loss...he's an amazing man, amazing father, amazing friend, son, brother. I'm sure I've forgotten something else he's incredibly awesome at. But he truley is a Trophy Husband!


the domestic fringe said...

Such a fun party! Congrats to your hubby on his weight loss. It's very inspiring.

Miss G said...

What a great party! Congrats to your husband. That's awesome! You did a great job on all these fun details for the party! Kelly