30th Birthday Party - Beer Tasting Event

March 19, 2013  •  3 Comments

Hey y'all! Sorry I've been so quiet on here lately. I have been prepping for my boyfriend's 30th birthday party for the past TWO months! My lovely sister sent me this idea to have a beer tasting party and I took it from there! I spent every evening before he got home from work trying to make signs, design the invite, make games and make props for a photo booth! I was spending every spare moment I had making stuff for it and it all came together well!  Basically the gist is that each person/couple would bring a 6 pack from one of the following categories: Indian Pale Ale, Stout, Wheat or Seasonal beer and I provided all the food and non-alcoholic beverages! It was such a good time and I am so thankful for everyone who helped me along the way and who was able to come! Check out some pictures below...please don't mind the quality, I had to use a point and shoot since my camera was set up for the photo booth! 

 

30th Birthday Party

Got those beer tubs from a personalization store online! Aren't the cute?!

30th Birthday Party This is the little photo booth I set up...I HAND CUT all of those props and glued them to sticks with a hot glue gun (I found all the props for free online. I can get you the link if anyone needs it!) The background is actually a paint drop cloth that I got a lowes :) ha! 

30th Birthday Party These are a little hard to see, but on the left is 1 of 4 picture hangers we made to hang up around the sun room! His mom was sneaky and got them to me without Chris finding out!

On the right are pictures of his friends who couldn't make it. I had them all send me a little saying or quote they wanted to say and I made a little picture/bubble quote for each of them and hung them up for him to read so it felt like they were there! 

30th Birthday Party Here is a suit jacket I got from good will and decorated and then a LARGE beer mug that I decorated!

30th Birthday Party HA! This never gets old! It's a picture I had printed of Chris and put a nice little mustache on him...makes me laugh every time I see it :D

30th Birthday Party I kind of copied this from a 30th birthday party I found online...I am decent in Illustrator so I was able to recreate it and then get it printed at Kinkos! It's a rate your beer card from (1)"I would rather drink my own piss" to (5) "Liquid Gold"....there were some pretty funny ones left over after the party of what people wrote in the comments section! 

30th Birthday Party This here is chocolate cookies with one in the shape of a 3 and 0, a s'mores center that I made with supplies from michales, and some chocolate eclair that my sisters made with a lovely confetti 30! 

30th Birthday Party Chris went to IU, so it's only fitting that our friend made him some IU brownies!

30th Birthday Party Here are some of my fave photo booth pics from the night! 

30th Birthday Party If you guys should know anything about me, it's that I love to bring REAL LIFE props into photo booths. This is just a perfect example! (Yes, this is Chris and I! and YES, I am giving him a piggy back ride up there in the right hand corner)

30th Birthday Party The last picture of the night!!

Hope you all enjoyed this! If you have any questions let me know and I will try to respond in the comments section! -Abby


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Laura(non-registered)
Love the pics from the party!!!
Abby Hacker Photography
:D Thanks Krystal! It was a blast!
Krystal(non-registered)
HA HA!!! Love this! You're awesome Abby!!! Looks like FUN!! <3
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