Sunday, April 25, 2010

good times never looked so good


my husband is the greatest.
he knows i am antsy about turning 30,
he knows i love surprises,
he knows i love to dress up in costume for no reason,
he knows i love cake and ice cream,
he knows i love attention to be showered upon me,
he knows i love the hunger games,
so, for the last two months, he planned a surprise 30th birthday hunger games themed murder mystery party!

he organized the food, the surprise, the secretive guest notification,
prepared two kinds of cake, chocolate and gooey butter cake

secretly read the books(which i figured out due to some good snooping and couldn't understand why he didn't tell me but i kept my mouth shut. which almost killed me but i guess it all worked out) researched and wrote 7 page murder mystery script, including a 13 district map, complete with inside jokes and gone with the wind references.


thomas led the festivities as thresh(brought back from the dead by the capitol for those of you in the know). his costume was a bungee cord tied around his waist and a pair of work gloves in his back pocket to represent thresh's agricultural district(way to go all out big T).



katniss everdeen, even at nearly 30, i still look barely 16. right?
effie trinket(who was the murderer) and plutarch(don johnson)heavensbee


madge undersee and fennick odair, both much taller than i pictured in the book.


johanna mason and cinna(who was totally NOT gay)


sweet caroline. bah ba dah. good times never looked so good.
we laughed,
we caroused,
a good time was had by all. especially me.

what my kids were up to while we partied. no sleeping. just movie watching and mess making.
it was the best night ever. i may have just as much anxiety about turning 31 so thomas is going to really have to work hard to outdo himself next year.

20 comments:

Nicole said...

He is AWESOME!!!! Great job Thomas!

Thomas said...

Now just send me to see Jason Aldean on the Gulf Coast with Jack Bauer as my bodyguard.

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

You make a much better Katniss than an Avox. I, on the other hand, would've TOTALLY rocked the Avox, rocked the Avox. Were there any obnoxiously large pregnant Avoxes in H.G.? I can't remember...

And just for kicks, I was accused (and yes, that's the right word) of being pregnant with twins yesterday. Gotta love church and the confidence boosters that attend!

Laura Weight said...

Umm that is seriously the coolest thing ever! Don't worry rib read them as well, and liked them (even thoughhd claims he's a non-fiction kind of guy!) how fun! Happy birthday girl! Only a couple of months till "mocking Kay" is out!

Steph said...

Wow! Looks like fun! So, why couldn't you turn 30 before you moved! =) Happy belated birthday BTW...

Livin' Single said...

Props to Thomas! This is the coolest idea I've ever heard. I'm only sad that I missed it and have never read the Hunger Games. Happy 30th!

The Stimpson Family said...

Happy Birthday, Heidi (late)!! Welcome to the 30's!!! Miss you!!!

Emily C said...

Major props to Thomas!! That sounds like a lot of preparation!! I've never given my 30th bday any extra thought but now btween you and Jess - Jeremy better pull through now

hope you are milking your birthday week. Miss u girlfriend

Becca said...

Way to go, Thomas!! Thanks for making my girlfriend so happy. And Heidi/Katniss/Scarlett/whatever you are calling yourself these days, happy birthday on Thursday!

Becca said...

(and by "Thursday" I totally mean "Wednesday.")

The High Family- said...

Your husband is a catch, what a great guy to do such a fun party for ya. btw, I think you look more fabulous now. Nobody should look that good at 30!

Jessica said...

that is AWESOME! major props to thomas. just out curiosity did thomas like the books? i made scott read them right after i did because i liked them so much and he actually really liked them as well.

i totally wish i could have been at your birthday party. perhaps next year?...

Meredith said...

SO AWESOME! That was so sweet of him and I'm so impressed at the lengths to which he went! (I wish I could have said I did the same think for Eric's surprise party...) You have quite a catch there, Heidi!

Happy birthday!

Barry & Margo Swartz said...

Murder mystery parties are so fun! Glad you had an awesome b-day.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, Happy Birthday! Sounds like a good time was had by all!!!

Lindsay said...

Wow, Thomas is a stud for all that planning. I am already complaining about turning 30 that Logan told me recently that he has already started planning. You are one hip looking Katniss and that is seriously what I pictured her wearing. So cool.

Caroline said...

That was such a fun party! Glad Thomas invited us! Y'all are the best!

Marci said...

Ya wanna know what the best part about this post is? The faux marble pillars behind Thomas as he slaves away in the kitchen. I am still baffled that you managed to find a home with so many "special perks!"

Anyway, Happy 30 my friend. This means that we have been friends for like 20+ years now...wow! How cool is that??!!

Carie said...

This is the coolest thing ever. Ever.

Husband of the year award. Guess he does have a wee bit more time on his hands in Bama.

Debbie said...

wow... I am totally impressed by Thomas. There's nothing like a guy putting a lot of work and effort into something like that to make you feel totally loved and appreciated! Glad you had a great birthday!