Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ant's 30th Beer Themed Birthday Bash

We celebrated Anthony's 30th birthday with a
Beer Tasting party.
awesome banner by my Mom, of course

The invites, designed by my very talented friend Sarah of SBdesigns,
(check her out on facebook for your next party invites/business cards/design needs! she's awesome!)
asked each couple to bring a 6 pack of beer in a designated category:

wheat, winter/seasonal, lager, stout/porter, or pale ale/ipa.

The beers the guests brought were arranged in stations so that people could pour a taste to sample something,
or just grab a bottle if they liked it!

We were beyond impressed with people's creativity.
 Ant and I have tried a lot of unique beers and we agreed that we hadn't tried or even heard of most of the beers people brought. So fun!
We also had two small kegs of New Belgium Snow Day and New Belgium Hoptoberfest for the "house draft" beer.

Assorted pint glasses from our favorite bars and restaurants (and some borrowed from friends!) were set out by the kegs so guests could drink their beer from a real glass (as in, not plastic) and the unique glasses helped people keep track of their drink.

Menu was simple and pub themed, consisting mainly of bar foods with a few fun treats in the mix.

Ant's birthday glass, also by my Mom
  Decorations also pretty simple, as I was trying to go for a "manly" feel with some beer cap baubles, beer cap candle holders and a few beer/drinking quote signs.


We ended the night with party favor bags of homemade 

Thanks so much to our wonderful family and friends
for all your help with the party!
(esp to Ant's grandparents for the great venue!)
We had a WONDERFUL time with all of you- thanks for coming!!

It was awesome to give Anthony the special
celebration that he so deserves!

Full party pics here


  1. What a fabulous party, that is Southern Living quality there. What a lucky guy to have such a great gal! You know how to throw a party my friend. :)

  2. Aw thanks Rhonda! It was so much fun, the planning, preparation and definitely the party itself!!

  3. I love the bottle cap ball decorations. did you put anything between the caps to fill in the spaces? I love it!!!

    1. Thanks, they were a fun touch! And nope. I was able to glue them pretty close together and had spray painted the styrofoam ball black initially so I wasn't worried about a little background showing through!


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