Running from the Law: An Olympic 30th Birthday

Monday, March 15, 2010

An Olympic 30th Birthday

This weekend we attended an Olympic-themed 30th birthday party for our friend Bob.  It was a surprise party, and everyone was dressed as their favorite Olympic sport, athlete, country, etc.  Anything goes!  And to carry out the theme of competition, we'd be placed on teams and get to compete against other "countries" in Flip Cup, Pong, Asshole and Trivia.  I know!  It was so cool.  Bob's wife Betsy organized the whole thing and did an amazing job on the games, food and decorations.  Everyone had a blast! 

Ryan and I went dressed as Team Canada, in honor of the host country.  I ironed on the Canada lables and maple leafs to the shirts.  And then sewed the maple leafs on the hats out of felt.  Ryan was in spandex and it was hot, eh.
Since Canada wasn't a team option, we decided to join Team Ireland.  Since we're Irish and all.  We had a great team and went undefeated in Flip Cup.  I am so proud.
Below is me flipping.  You can obviously see how fast I am...
There were athletes from ALL over the world at this party.  High caliber competitors. 
Like the Jamaican bobsled team.
American figure skaters.
Russian swimmers.
Brazilan soccer players.
Brian Boitano was there.
And Coach Bela Karolyi made an appearance.
And in the spirit of Olympic friendship, Beijing tennis player fraternized with US karate masters.
Some of us got to try out new sports...
And some of us perfected what we were already good at...
Good times were had by all.


  1. How fun!!! Brian Boytano looks SEXY!!!

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  2. What a great idea for a birthday party! It looks like it was so much fun - I love the Jamaican bobsled team and your handmade uniforms. Very impressed!

  3. Cute idea for a party! :) I love that everyone dressed up and participated.

  4. What a fun little party! Good ideas/costumes. Especially the Jamaican bobsledding team! Haha.

  5. How fun! I love that so many people got into the theme and went all out!

    Your flippy cup skills look far superior to mine!

  6. OMG! I wished we loved closer, it looks like your friends are so much fun to hang out with! Loved the Brian Boitano costume!

  7. How incredibly fun!!! I love this theme!

  8. What a cool theme! Totally diggin' the hats.

  9. This looks like the greatest party ever. Way to go at flip cup.

  10. That is a great party idea! I like the incorporation of drinking games. :-) You guys look cute as Team Canada, and tell your friend she did a great job with the Bob is 30 Olympic rings sign!

  11. OMG they went all out! That looks like it was such a fun night!

  12. What a fabulous birthday! I love how everybody dressed up, so fun!

  13. super in love with EVERYTHING about this.

  14. this is one fun-filled birthday celebration! You can see and almost feel it on those photos... Nice party ideas... Let me share some of my 30th birthday ideas too for future reference...

    All the best,
    ~ Lyn