Every year I throw a ridiculous birthday party that spans 3 days for Markel. For the past almost 4 years we’ve been dating, I have planned 3 big bday bashes…
The first year, I planned an extension of what he used to celebrate in College…Friday night we went to Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood. I invited all of his friends from home and college, as well as some of mine. The night ended with Michael Blair standing on his chair and dancing most of the night. LOL Saturday night, we did a “4th floor formal” where everyone dressed up, ate dinner at Mike’s apartment, pre-drank, and then we walked to a nearby bar (the very bar we met at <3). Since this was the first year we had dated and I had yet to meet all of his friends, I felt really pressured to wear the perfect outfits and make sure that every details was PERFECT. I’m sure his friends were really annoyed at how many “FYI” and “Reminder” emails I sent with color coordinated details. I even sent out “save the dates” which, looking back, is pretty hilarious. I was also so busy playing hostess that I don’t have a lot of pics…sowy Markel.
Year Two…Many of his friends couldn’t make it to Tokyo Delves and the ones that did were crazy about the place! So I decided to throw his first night party at the same place. The group was bigger and Markel had just as much energy as the first year. I asked everyone to dress up (to kind of keep the “4th floor formal” theme)…This year, I still sent out a save the date, but relaxed about all the emails and plans. Day 1 was Tokyo Delves and Day 2 was the beach & bonfire where I sent out a potluck list and made enough ribs to feed a small country.
After year two…I decided Beach was too hard. So many things to prepare and it was hard to rely on other people to bring things. Year three was an easy “Jersey Party” where everyone wore their favorite jersey’s and we “tailgated” at Mike’s friends’ apartment. I made bacon wrapped hotdogs, ordered pizza, made a cake of donuts, and had prizes for the winners of the mini beer pong tournament I organized. Afterward, we walked over to Mom’s Bar in West LA where I had reserved the back room. The best thing about Mom’s is that the owner is INCREDIBLY nice, the cover is free, parking is free, drinks are $4, the music is awesome, and we got a few rounds of free birthday shots.
Now…the biggest challenge I have is planning his 26th birthday for 2012! Some Ideas I have…
1. Bowling Tourney at Lucky Strike
2. Game Night & Drinks at ESPN Zone at LA Live
3. Angels/Dodgers game (nosebleed seats) with a FAT tailgate before the game
4. FAT ktown party. Rent out a patio and invite 30 guests to come and eat, be obnoxious and drink their night away ❤
What do you guys think? What do you guys normally do for your boyfriend’s birthdays?