tugboat yarning

H-G Nerdy Thirty

H-G Nerdy Thirty

H-G Nerdy Thirty

HGNerdyThirty-Ad

Here’s the thing.  We don’t do a lot of birthday parties in our little H-G Family.  It’s a lot of work, and there is a crazy amount of social pressure to pull off these epically planned, perfectly presented spectacles (thank you, Pinterest).  We’ve made a point of saying each kid will have a first birthday party with close friends and family, but then there won’t be another big shindig until they can write their own thank you notes (cuz momma don’t wanna do all the work).

 

But then you have big birthdays that need to be marked with a ridiculous party, loaded with friends, stuffed with good food, and splashed with hearty drinks.  With Brad and I turning thirty this year, we knew we’d need to have one such crazy spectacle.  What better way to mark the completion of three decades than to have a Nerdy Thirty party?  So that’s what we did.

 

Here are a smattering of photos of the event – from the invitations to the backyard bonfire that closed out the night – and we loved getting all nerdy with our friends.  We hope you enjoy these moments that we will now cherish so much.

nerdy30-invites1

Old School Lined Paper Invites, Library Card RSVP’s, and Nerdy Stamps

 

The Invitation

The Invitation

 

Library Card RSVP's - each person had to fill one out with their favorite book and why they love it.

Library Card RSVP’s – each person had to fill one out with their favorite book and why they love it.

 

 

nerdy30-cardalbum-combo

Once returned, I slipped the library cards into an album to help other’s find their next good read.

 

Food Table Decorations

Food Table Decorations

 

nerdy30-drinks

What and Why you should drink something from this list.

 

nerdy30-drinks2

Some of the featured drinks.

 

Party Favors: Handmade Bookpage Bookmarks & Nerdy Treats

 

Menu Items (I didn't take a picture of the food - too busy eating it)

Menu Items (I didn’t take a picture of the food – too busy eating it)

 

nerdy30-friends1

Sunlit Nerdy Party Goers

 

nerdy30-friends2

The Doctor telling Stories to a Crowd of Nerds

 

 

nerdy30-friends3

Discussing D&D Strategies

 

 

nerdy30-friends4

A Cloaked Elf with his ComicCon Attendee Wife (complete with handmade RAM earrings!)

 

nerdy30-friends5

Nerd Fashionistas

 

nerdy30-friends10

The upper half of the Nerdy Fashionistas

 

 

nerdy30-friends7

Sheldon Cooper and his girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler.

 

The Duo of 'Spenders and Glasses (I think they solve nerd crimes).

The Duo of ‘Spenders and Glasses (I think they solve nerd crimes).

 

Family Nerds

Family Nerds

 

More Family Nerds

More Family Nerds

 

Harry Potter Caught the Snitch!

Harry Potter Caught the Snitch!

 

A Nerd and his Athletic Wife (as he says, "he married up")

A Nerd and his Athletic Wife (as he says, he “married up”)

 

The T.A.R.D.I.S. hanging out with Harry Potter.

The T.A.R.D.I.S. hanging out with Harry Potter.

 

Two Nerds and their Nerd Baby

Two Nerds and their Nerd Baby

 

Campfire Tales of the Nerdy

Campfire Tales of the Nerdy

 

The Lights at Dusk

The Lights at Dusk

 

And the Birthday Nerds: The Doctor [Brad], Harry Potter [Maggie], and the Snitch in tow [H-G Hope Baby]

And the Birthday Nerds: The Doctor [Brad], Harry Potter [Maggie], and the Snitch in tow [H-G Hope Baby]

 

A big thanks to everyone who came out and made our birthday celebration especially nerdy.  And to those who were celebrating from a distance in spirit, we felt your nerdiness all around.  This next decade is looking pretty awesome so far.

 

Always nerdy,

M&B

 

P.S.  If you’re looking for some guidance for making your own nerdy party, check out my Nerdy Thirty Pinterest Board, this Morse Code Translator website, and some of the photos featured on Instagram using #hgnerdythirty.

 

Comment Here!