Monday, July 07, 2008

Because I like him like that

We all know I am a bit crazy about KW's birthday...as I demonstrated with my week long of festivities commemorating my husband's birth.

Well, it isn't over.

I decided a month or so ago to throw him a Little Boy Birthday Bowling Party complete with Transformers Theme.

KW had a traumatic experience in his childhood. ::You may want to be sitting down for this:: When he was 9 years old, he was invited to go to Richard Henley's birthday party at the bowling alley. He was extremely excited. When he asked his mom if he could go, she said no because they had tickets to see the Nutcracker that day and he had to go with the family. KW was crushed. So off they went to the Nutcracker, while KW missed out on the gloriousness that is 10 9-year olds hopped up on sugar throwing 8 lb weights at each other. When they got to the Nutcracker, KW's little sister threw up on the lady in front of her...so they had to leave. So this tragic missing of the party was for naught. (Although seeing Val throw up on someone sounds like fun to me!)

KW has lamented this missed party ever since. If you ask his mother what is one of the two things that KW always complains about, she will say, "having to walk out on Ernest Scared Stupid in the movie theater and missing Richard Henley's birthday party."

To right this egregious wrong, I am throwing him his own bowling party. This week will be full of me getting ready.

I have to book the lanes, get the goody bags, make sure the friends are coming, and....I'm sure I'm forgetting something?

What else should I do? You all (well most of you) have kids...what do you do for these parties? Anything I should adapt into big kid fun? Mini bottles of hooch in the goody bags seems like a good idea?

Hope you all had a great 4th! I had a blast watching some rednecks blow s**t up. Yes, we have rednecks in Michigan. I also have cooked out 3 times this weekend, drank lots of yummy drinks, and had a great time. Oh, don't let me forget to tell y'all about this divine and deadly creation: the Mexican Martini!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mexican Martini? Very intrigued. Love, Cita

amanda said...

i think you have planned the perfect party friend :)

and seriously think it's hilarious that hubby is still upset!! poor, poor kw :(

he is one lucky man to have married u!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

What a great wife you are! And poor KW for being so traumatized! I went to an adult bowling party a few years ago and it was a ball (seriously, no pun intended!). You should definitely have lots of beer (clearly not the kid part). But what about bringing kiddie-style munchies reminiscent of his childhood - Little Debbie or Hostess treats, rice krispie treats, fluffernutter sandwiches, fruit roll-ups, Nerds (I think they came out in the 80's), all that kind of stuff. I love the party bag idea filled with hooch.

You are hilarious!

Oh, and you should see if you can get him a bowling shirt with his name on it before the party. I'm assuming this is a surprise, so you can give it to him when you get there.

I'm sure he's going to love this!

BTW, would you shoot me an email when you have a chance. I have some questions about how you got into graphic design. Thanks!

Chelle said...

Aw, how cute! You are a wonderful wife for having this party for him.

thepreppyprincess said...

I can't believe he is still able to function as an adult after going through that. He must have undergone a lot of counseling, especially experiencing the Val hurling part and then having to leave. Around the holidays is he scared of the Sugarplum Fairy or anything like that...?
In terms of trauma, The Princess *can* relate, as this is on the level of our not having a Barbie doll. Ever. Everybody else had a Barbie doll - most had multiple Barbies. We had none. No Ken, nothing. We presume you had one as well. The story is that TP wanted a Life Size Beauty Chair Doll, and it was that or Barbie. We don't buy that folderol. (Heh-heh-heh.)

The Bowling Party sounds *so* cool! I bet you have a blast. rach (mommy learns to blog)'s idea about the shirt is great. I don't have anything constructive to contribute in terms of ideas... sorry. Your whole plan sounds wonderful!
Grins & giggles,
TP

McMommy said...

HA!!!! See? You are I really ARE so much alike..I gave Daniel a Star Wars theme birthday party last year.