JB’s Surprise 30th || A Beer Tasting Party

so i’ve been a sneaky mom as of late.  
I’ve been planning JB’s 30th Birthday Surprise party!  
it is nice to finally have the cat out of the bag!  JB was caught totally off guard, and had the “best birthday ever”.  so i’m happy (:   Everyone was instructed to bring a chilled six pack of a certain variety of beer, as JB looooves to try different beers. 
 JB had friends and family in from all over and we were so blessed by all who were able to be there.
{You can purchase invites and see the party mine was inspired by here}
{shannon made these different beer quotes for the tables!  JB looooves them!}

a few details:  My dad grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, and veggie burgers.  For app’s my mom made homemade hummus, veggies tossed in olive oil and vinegar, homemade salsa, and different kinds of bread and oil for dipping.  We had publix make a “30” cake!  The big 30 was a martha stewart project – which took a while, but was worth it.  Plus, it was fun looking back at his photos. 
 He was and is so so precious!  i hit the jackpot.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  
xo xo xo
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  • Reply Sal

    SO SWEET! Looks like a lovely party =)

    February 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Jessica Wray

    oh how fun! you two are seriously the cutest. ever.

    February 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    such a special celebration! our husbands would get along so good, Matt is always on the search for new beers (right now he is on a banana bread beer kick, which we found it in Sarasota.) looks so fun!

    February 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Ana

    How cool! I'm yet to plan a surprise party… I am not good with surprises!

    JB looks SO happy! It looks like it was a lovely party 🙂

    February 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Raquel

    Thats so sweet!! My boyfriend would LOVE to have a party like that. He loves his beer haha 🙂

    February 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm
  • Reply Candice

    What fun!! Looks like a success! 🙂
    Happy birthday to JB!
    Great work, Sarah!

    February 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Cait

    looks fabulous girl 🙂 i love all the pictures!

    February 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply {av} | {long distance loving}

    you are one sneaky, crafty, and amazing wife! I love love love all these photos, pretty lady 🙂 these memories are ones you'll have for a lifetime! happy 30th to your man! xoxo {av}

    February 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Britt

    Looks fantastic! I love all the time and details that went into this!

    February 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Mrs. Yellow Ribbon

    What a great idea for a man party! My husband hates dwelling on himself and all the attention of birthdays makes him a little uncomfortable but I am all about celebrating! Maybe he'd be more gung-ho if I did something like this!

    February 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Holly

    Fun! Luke's 30th is coming up next month – We're going to Vegas, but maybe I can sneak in a birthday surprise sometime!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Looks like a great party! Happy Birthday JB!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Faith

    that is so sweet! what a great surprise!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    This looks like it was such a fun party! I love the idea for everyone to bring a different six pack.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:55 am
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    LOVE this party idea! You did a great job!!

    February 13, 2012 at 2:55 am
  • Reply Liesl

    How exciting and what a FABULOUS party you threw for him…love all the details, especially the pictured clipped up on string! Happy, Happy Birthday to him!

    Liesl 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Awesome!!! What a fun idea for a party. I love it, may have to steal 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 3:24 am
  • Reply Linda Chapman

    Awesome and AMAZING!!! I hope to use your idea for my daughter's 3oth BD. She is 26 and expecting quadruplets by her 27th birthday on June 6th! I think this would be a perfect party for her. She would SO appreciate it by the time the babies are 3 years old and she hits 30!

    SO enjoyed this post and your pics!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:36 am
  • Reply Lottie

    Looks like you organised an amazing party!! JB is a lucky man! And belated happy birthday to JB!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Marshall

    Happy birthday to JB!!! And fantastic job you sneaky amazing wife!!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:58 am
  • Reply Megan


    me, you, and jenni from STOML are all december babies..

    and all of our men are february babes..

    match made in heaven? i think so.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Wow, what an amazing 30th birthday – looks like it turned out perfectly 🙂

    Love all the photos and decorations, such a cool idea for a theme!


    February 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    What a great idea for a birthday party! So fun and your shirt is mega cute.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply jacquelynnicole

    Wow this party has my boyfriends name written ALL over it. Brilliant!! I'm keeping it in mind for future reference 🙂

    ps happy thirtieth to your boy!

    February 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    this makes me SO happy! such a great idea and the balloons! oh the balloons! definitely something i can see myself doing for austin's 30th. in 5 years. hey, if i want it to look half as good as JB's i need to start planning now 🙂 xoxoooooooooo you are pretty btw.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Michelle (michabella)

    I loooove this!!! So so fun!! <3

    February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Brooklyn

    Love this party idea – may have to borrow it in April! 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Renee

    You are such an amazing hostess! and wife! 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    A beer tasting party? Best guy party idea ever! Happy 30th to JB!

    February 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply flat faced cat

    This was so much fun! The different beers were such a cool detail and conversation piece of the party. Amazing Time! Happy 30th JB!

    February 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    so awesome! we just celebrated hubs 30 last week too. so much fun.


    February 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Love this! What a creative and totally guy-oriented theme 🙂

    You're setting the bar pretty high…haha!

    February 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Ashley {styleash}

    This has to be the cutest party idea I've ever seen. My dad loves trying new beers and I may need to borrow this idea for his big 50.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    i think HE hit the jackpot too! Loved the details – loved the 30…that idea always comes out well! You are adorable and so is he!!!

    xoxo from Trinidad

    February 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Olivia.Dee

    will you come throw a party for me?! this looks amazing!

    February 14, 2012 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Sara Louise

    Such a fantastic idea! You're a fabulous wife – JB is super lucky too 😉

    February 14, 2012 at 4:08 am
  • Reply kelly

    this is so amazing! i am stealing this someday for a party idea haha. JB Is lucky to have you!

    February 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm
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