Monday 30 September 2013

30th birthday celebrations for friends

This weekend, we headed up North for an 80's themed weekend of fun with our closest friends. Two of Ethan's honoury Aunties, including one of his Godmother's, were celebrating the big 3-0 with a meal on Friday night, an 80's cartoon fancy dress party on Saturday and a Sunday roast yesterday.

80's cartoons are quite hard when you think about it - a lot of the ones you remember from the time really actually started in the 60's or 70's or the characters wore nothing but pants. Makes picking a costume a little tricky!

In the end, I discovered that Penny Crayon was actually from 1989 so just in time, and her outfit was quite to put together with help from eBay. Ethan went as a Care Bear with a onesie from Mothercare and my hubs decided to buck the theme and go as a character from an 80's film. He wasn't wearing just pants for anyone!

We enjoyed Space Invaders, popping candy and lots of other retro foods and games and the girls had a great time. It was a really nice weekend as we don't get to see each other enough and Ethan had a great time being passed around for cuddles. It was another new parent challenge, what with a car filled to the brim with everything Ethan needs and with his first party and later bedtimes. We had to cut short the celebrations to bring him home both nights and were pretty shattered the whole weekend but it was really worth it.

There's only two of us left in our group that are yet to turn 30 - one in May then me in July. It's quite a big, scary birthday - the next real big one after turning 21, which seems like a very long time ago - but I'm not so worried anymore. I'm the one who's married and has a baby so really, I've done the scariest, grown-up things already!

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