I had so much fun working on my wonderful husband’s fortieth birthday party.  He had so many ideas about the type of party he wanted to have so I was quite disappointed when he told me that he wanted to take a trip instead of have a party.  When our plans for a trip fell apart, I decided to surprise him and combine all of his ideas and tie them together with a Black and White theme. Here are a few of the highlights:
Our friend Lyssa enjoying the view from the terrace at the W.
Black and White flowers greeted the guests with a guest book and candle.
Our guest book table featured black and white photographs of Justin throughout his life.
One of Justin’s original theme ideas was a Geisha Theme!  I hired this model to dress as a Geisha and ask the guests to write Justin a message in the guest book.

The Photo Stand was a hit and the props I set out really helped our guests loosen up for the pictures!

I interpreted Justin’s idea of having birthday burgers in the backyard by having them made served as mini-burgers on modern sparkly silver trays. 

Justin suggested a break-dancing theme at one point too!  I had a break dancer escort his cake out and then he did an amazing performance!  He made Justin get out there with him.
The servers at the party wore black and white and aprons with childhood photos of Justin in black and white.

As our guests got off the elevator, they saw black and white photos of Justin “wallpapering” the walls.
My uncle and my dad had a lot of fun with the photo booth and props!

That is a sign that our guests had fun right?
Our amazing dj Lucy Wrubel kept the Monday night party going! 

1 Comment

  1. pretty pink tulips on November 16, 2010 at 3:53 am

    What an incredible party – I'm sure Justin was thrilled beyond words!

    I love how you combined all of his ideas into one party.

    I'm hoping to come in for the Super Bowl with my husband….just having a hankering for my home town!!!
    ~ Elizabeth

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