[Part 2 of the most awesome birthday party or weekend ever]
The night is a happy blur of smiling, laughing, dancing, drinking bourbon (and moonshine), cooking hot dogs, scarfing down cheesy-poofs (because you only turn 40 once), hugging, taking pictures and smiling more. I can’t do it justice, so I won’t even try. But here are some photos that capture some of the best moments.
We knew we had to take a picture before festivities got underway. I was thrilled to see my friend Alise who’s been traveling, and it shows in the ear to ear grin.
My birthday present from Brian was brilliant – an instant camera that prints pictures you can hold in your hand!
I never liked hot dogs, but Kogels (made in Michigan) made me a believer. I knew I had to have Kogels at the party. (Photo by Alise/Alise’s Amazing Adventure)
I was adamant there be no cheesy 40 theme, but I dug the clever ForD. (Thanks Amy!)
I LOVE the bourbon bar built from a trunk
Holly arrived late but grabbed a beer to catch up!
What is in that jar, you ask? Well it *was* moonshine, but it didn’t last long.
It’s not a party without paparazzi (just kidding — I’m writing a story about celebrating 40 in our Detroit house)
I realized there was no birthday cake and righteously demanded one. I got a tray of deviled eggs filled with candles. Perfect!
We got a little silly as the night went on (moonshine much?)
And here’s the guy behind it all, who kept things together when there was no plumbing or power, and who let me totally eclipse his own birthday the day before. Happy birthday to Brian, too!