Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Mickey

I've been waiting for a couple weeks to write this post
because I didn't have any pictures and we all know how much fun
it is to read picture-less posts...
But they finally got put on FB, so here we go!
Two weeks ago it was Mickey's birthday.
He turned 27
He'll tell you he turned 24 but he's clearly lying...
Normally, Mickey says he doesn't care at all about his birthday.
"It's just another day" is his yearly excuse.
But since he has a particular friend who loves birthdays
more than anything on the face of this planet,
his friend forced him to celebrate all day long
and the Crew threw an awesome party.

Heres how you can throw an awesome party in 7 easy steps!

STEP 1: CROWN
Because wearing a crown obviously makes your birthday better...
Plus you can walk around and make everyone bow to you.

STEP 2: FRIENDS
Because it's never fun to throw a birthday party for yourself.
Alone.
Luckily, with this group that's never really an option.

STEP 3: DECOR
Every good party needs a theme.
As seen in the above picture,
this particular party's theme was "Festive Balloons and Streamers"
Emily was the self-appointed Decorations Committee Chairperson

STEP 4: CAKE
One of the whole reasons birthdays were invented
was to eat cake.
The cake should also be decorate to reflect
the interests of the birthday king/queen.
Hence the snowboarder.
Julia was an expert Cake Creator.

STEP 5: BIRTHDAY SONG/WISH
This step is essential.
The song needs to be as off-key and loud as humanly possible.
And when you blow out the candles, never reveal your wish.
Under any circumstances.

STEP 6: KISSES
Birthday kisses were a long-standing tradition
 enjoyed by our ward during Spring/Summer.
Everyone got them.
Everyone gave them.
But apparently this tradition is something many of the
new additions to the ward since Fall started
don't seem to support....
Luckily Mickey still got a few from the old-timers...

STEP 7: PINATA
In order for the party to be a smashing success,
the pinata either needs to be REALLY cool
or REALLY embarrassing.
All I could find was Spongebob
and a Disney Princess Castle.
Naturally, I went with the Disney Princess Castle.
Another important pinata rule is that it needs to be filled
to the brim with the birthday boy/girl's favorite candy.
In this case, peanut butter M&Ms.
A note to future party-throwers:
Have the birthday boy/girl swing AWAY from the crowd.
Mild to severe candy-related injuries
will be avoided that way.
And for those of you wondering, 
yes that is my crutch in Mickey's hand.

Happy Birthday Troy
-Abed.

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