I realize that some of you probably think my family is crazy but we LOVE birthdays and we LOVE parties. No matter the age of the person, we go all out for the birthday. This is something that we have always done and something that I am excited to continue in the next generation! Sometimes we have a sophisticated party and sometimes we have a fun party... but we always have a party... it's just what we do and I love it! We really try to come up with a theme that reflects the person we are celebrating and after years and years of this tradition, it can get kind of tricky to come up with a new idea! So, I was very impressed with my mom's creativity this year when I walked into a "Name That Tune" birthday party for myself!
I love music and I love games... and I may or may not be extremely competitive (ha!)... and I have always LOVED "Name That Tune". We always played it in the car, on long trips, when I was growing up and now Evan and I love to play it together!
Because "Name That Tune" was actually a television game show in the 1950's, my mom also gave the party a 50's theme! SO fun!
These are real records hanging from the chandelier!
It's hard to see in this picture, but these candles said "Name That Tune" and there was confetti on the table that said "Rachel"!
I thought these sodas were so cute! She made the labels using the logo from the original game show and called the sodas "Rachel's Rhythm-Ade"...
These were Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes displayed on a real record player! (My mom used this recipe that I posted for Fresh Strawberry Cake and just made them into cupcakes!)
Hummus and Pita Chips (one of my favorite snacks!)
More records mixed in with the gifts...
And my sweet boy who helped me blow out my candles this year! :)
This picture makes me want to laugh and cry all at the same time because it reminds me of my birthday last year... I remember eating dinner with several of my friends and telling them that "25 felt so weird because my mom was 25 when I was born and I always thought (when I was a little girl) that I would become a mom when I was 25 but that just wasn't going to happen!" The funny thing is that Seth actually became available for adoption on my 25th birthday and we started trying to adopt him just a few days later... and then a year later, we became an official family on my last day of being 25! haha I guess you never know what's just around the corner and what a new year will hold! I am SO glad that I had no idea what I was talking about and that I became a mom when I was 25... God's plan is always better than mine... so I'm not making any plans for my 26th year of life! ha! :)