Thursday, May 15, 2008


As I approached my 30th birthday this year, I knew I wanted to have a really great party. I wanted to invite a lot of people and I wanted it to be interactive and fun. I wanted people to be talking about it and remembering it for a long time. My first thought was to rent out a hall and have a Mexican fiesta complete with tacos and margaritas and sombreros. We would bring over our fussball table and the Wii and have a great time. But the halls all seemed very expensive and I would have to do a lot of the work myself regarding the refreshments. It all seemed like a lot of work. Then I was on Craig's List one day checking out my own add for our photo booth and lo and behold an ad spoke to me. The ad was to rent a bowling alley for private parties. It was perfect.

Immediately I contacted the bowling alley and picked a date. We would get free bowling, have a cash bar, and there would also be billiards. We could bring in food. And the best part is, they would close the place to the public and it would be all ours.

The party was last Friday and it was awesome. I had about 30-40 of my friends come by, bowl lots and lots of games, enjoy food and beverage, and the best part....take part in the photo booth. Yep, we had our photo booth there and people made great pictures and even put them into a guest book for me.

I truly loved the party. I wish I could do it every weekend. It was old school and fun and perfect for a bunch of 30-somethings. Thanks everyone who helped out and who attended. I love all of you. And for those who couldn't make it, you missed out on a great time. You'll just have to wait until my 40th birthday!

Check out some of the photo booth pictures. What a bunch of hams!


jeff said...

that is so awesome. i suck at bowling, but i LOVE it. the pictures are great. that last one of you and dave is brilliant. who knew dave could throw gang signs like that? and with such enthusiasm!

[i saw the grey and red in his shirt and just had to mention that i wore my ohio state shirt as a recovery shirt to the gym today]

Jason said...

I had a great time at your party. It was also cool meeting some of your other friends (hi Val!). Renting out a bowling alley was a really cool idea, so major kudos to whoever came up with that idea.