This past weekend was the big birthday party that my parents and I put together to celebrate my brother's 30th Birthday!!
We hosted the party at our family farm so we went with a rustic/country theme. I know boys this time of year will miss a party/wedding/shower all together if it interferes with football so I made sure we had football on the big screen.
We also had live music to set the tone for a fun night.
I think everyone had an awesome time! Especially my brother, Justin (which is what it was all about).
The weather was perfect Saturday for our outdoor soiree-- Sunny, high the 80's, low that evening in the 50's. Not too hot, not too cold.
I was inspired by pinterest if you can believe that. We wrapped hay bales for extra seating, I handmade/crafted the 'Happy Birthday' Banner, we made burlap tablecloths, created the rustic corn center piece for the food table and used turkey feather place mats and mason jars on the smaller tables.
My parents and I worked hard to turn a blank canvas (with no lighting) into a perfect place to celebrate my bro! To kick the party off I made a short speech and that's when things got going.
We served Bar-B-Que sandwiches, Rotel Cheese dip, Buffalo dip, baked beans, potato salad and cole slaw. The food was delicious and kept with the manly "football and fun on the farm" theme.
Any reason to party with friends is a win in my book. We had a portion of the invitation Katie Beth designed used on the cake. It turned out so cute!
Dad work hard getting all the lights hung so that we would actually have light for the party since it is pitch black on that side of the barn. The party lights absolutely help set the tone.
Daniel Jackson (DJ), pictured below on the right, saved the day by figuring out how to get the projector, sound system and satellite working. We were in over our heads with that and I had decided to just cut the football all together. DJ showed up and worked it out. I'm going to have to buy him lunch. Thanks DJ!
Everyone sipped the signature cocktail, Georgia Tea (provided by Deidra) and began to loosen up. That's when the dance floor began heating up.
Overall the party was a huge success in my book! Everyone had a great time celebrating the Big THREE OH with my brother.