A Tacky Christmas Birthday Bash

This past week Greg turned the big 3-0.  Oh yes, we have a 30 year old in the house now.  In honor of this big celebration, the Christmas season, and his love for all things Christmas Vacation related, we threw a big tacky Christmas (Vacation-themed) birthday party for him at our house Thursday night.  It took a ton of planning, from cleaning the house, to decorating, to food prep, but it was all worth it.  We had a bonfire for roasting hotdogs and s’mores, plus a hot chocolate bar, wine, and other treats.  Greg setup a burnt Christmas tree in the front den, had Clark Griswold’s legs hanging from our ceiling, and we had enough lights on the front of the house to light up the whole cul-de-sac. Many of our closest friends came by to join the fun.  Jordan and the kids came by for a bit and they enjoyed making s’mores at the bonfire.  Everyone wore their tacky gear, which was great!  It was such a fun night!  Enjoy the pics 😉  (thanks Leah Brandon for capturing a lot of these shots!)

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I should probably explain these next few pics. The guys all have a tradition they started in college that they give each other the most random assortment of stuff for birthday gifts. Like, random crap from around the house, or super odd things that they purchase, etc.  For Greg’s 30th, they decided to go big. So this giant cardboard Santa was constructed and every body part of him had some sort of gift wrapped inside of it.  So his arms, legs, and body were all filled with little gifts….and in typical “boys will be boys” fashion, they were all poop/fart/body odor related gifts.  If anyone is curious, our baby now owns a copy of Everyone Poops.   Dec 18-Gregbday (39)Dec18-GregBday (25)Dec18-GregBday (27)Dec18-GregBday (29)Dec18-GregBday (33)Dec 18-Gregbday (56)Dec 18-Gregbday (82)Dec18-bdayDec 18-Gregbday (72)Dec 18-Gregbday (75)Dec 18-Gregbday (80)