Kevin is Old
Full service super secret party planning! This surprise 40th Birthday party had a few themes, Notre Dame football, Jameson, being "old", generally being Irish, and a little bit of poopie humor for our dear old plumber.
One of the very first things decided for this party was the custom Jameson label. With some creative designing we were able to get a custom Jameson label that looks pretty identical to the original. We collected various sized Jameson bottles from Kevin's friends and replaced the original labels with the custom label. We also took this design to make our tee shirts for the event and then included this logo everywhere we could. We also threw his mug all over the place, but only the most absurd picture we could find of course.
We setup a 'locker room' with all the shirts we had made for the event. The display was so cute that we made everyone claim their shirt with a post it note so our guest of honor could see the setup.
We made a number of custom banners for each area. For the food we went with "Early Bird Special", giving us another chance to poke fun at Kevin. The one outside focused on a few of Kevin's interests as well as his occupation. My personal favorite was the steaming poop drawing.
We made touchdown plates to keep with the football theme. And of course we did water bottle wraps. We made table scatter with the Notre Dame logo and little 40s and constructed a snackadium for the chips and dips. We did a themed photobooth complete with signs directing everyone to the booth. Which was a complete success.
Boozy Cherry Bombs on the sweets table...and Bourbon Footballs both had a bed of green dyed shredded coconut for the grassy appearance. We absolutely had to have Irish car-bomb cupcakes that we topped with pints of Guinness picks we made and wrapped the cupcakes in varying football patterns. The cupcake was a Guinness Chocolate Stout with a Jameson chocolate ganache filling and a Irish cream butter-cream frosting. Since all the desserts had quite a kick to them we made sure the coffee also had some Irish cream and Jameson to spike as needed.