Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1983 Prom

Believe it or not, Jon never went to a prom growing up, let alone a school dance or even a high school football game. Months ago I had started throwing around ideas for his 30th birthday party and thought, "Hey! Jon never went to a prom, I am going to throw him one". And there's nothing more that Jon loves than dressing up so to spice things up, we decided to do a 1983 prom, the year Jon was born. Jon turned 30 last Thursday and since I was traveling, I knew I wanted to make it extra special for him. I surprised him with a note and gift for each day of the week... starting with his favorite snacks and ending with an iPad (to which he exclaimed, this will be good for the baby to play with! First world problems?!)

Back to the party...I will let the pictures do the talking...

I borrowed a dress from my mom that I had tried on a few weeks ago. Let's just say that it was like using the jaws of life to get that thing around my growing belly on Saturday night haha. And yep Jon's mustache was real.




The 2 "teen moms" at prom


We are so lucky to be surrounded by family and friends that love us and helped celebrate Jon's birthday, it was an absolute blast. It was kind of nostalgic knowing this was the last big party I would throw before our baby boy is born and as bad as my little tootsies hurt the next morning, it was totally worth it! Jon is worth celebrating every.single.day.

31 comments:

Kaitlyn (Keeping up with Kaitlyn) said...

I LOVE this!!! What a fun birthday party!

Nadine said...

Such a great idea! I don't know if you've mentioned it before but where did you get the prints over your mantle? I love them!

Annie One Can Cook! said...

Oh. my. gosh. Best party theme EVER!! How fun is that?! You two make the cutest couple!

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

what a creative way to celebrate! Love that his mustache was legit and girl you are rocking that prom dress with the bump!

Christelle said...

Argh!! I can't see the pictures, I'll have to come back because I can only imagine how much fun this party was!! So creative!!

I'm dying at the "jaws of life" comment, haha!! :)

Carolyn said...

So funny! I love all your themed parties. :)

Becca Moss said...

This is awesome! Looks like y'all had so much fun!

J and A said...

This is so awesome!! I love all the outfits!! SO funny.

Mason's Mama said...

Pure greatness! Love it. Hope Jon had a great birthday!

Christina P. said...

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You two are so cute. Congrats on everything!

Liz said...

hahaha looks like so much fun!! That mustache kills me! And his patterned leggings? Seriously? lol So glad it turned out perfect!

Chandelle Foote said...

Such a neat birthday idea! Looks like you guys had a blast! My hubby just got an ipad a few months back and one of the first things he said too, was "this will be great for Christian to play with someday!" ha ha At least they make good protector things for kids to use them...hopefully not too much though :)

Annie Neel said...

Precious! I will have to be sure to keep this in mind for the boy's birthday coming up in August - can't ever go wrong with an 80s party!

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

What an awesome party idea! Every single one of y'all look great haha Great costumes :)

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness, you guys crack me up! Love this party idea :)

Mallorie Owens said...

You two are so cute! What a fun idea...I miss the amazing Hart parties! :) Happy Belated Birthday to Jon!

Jenny said...

What an awesome theme! You are like the queen of party planning...It looks like everyone had an amazing time.

You look totally cute in your 80's attire! Happy Belated Birthday, Jon!

Candice Williams said...

You guys are the cutest. What a fun idea for a party theme!! Looks like you all had a blast.

You know your husband is going to be a great father when he thinks to share his iPad with the future baby!! Love that!!

Krista said...

This is such a great party idea! Happy 30th to Jon!

I love that you guys like to dress up, makes life so fun huh :)

The Arizona Russums said...

Gah! Wish I were there, obviously. It's basically my life goal to attend a costume party with the Harts, but now I get extra jealous since my sister can go without me!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

If I do say so this looks more fun than a real prom!

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Amber @ My Life in High Heels said...

What an AWESOME idea for a birthday party. Who doesn't love them some 80s.

Theresa said...

What a great idea and a great party!

Mariel Collins said...

Oh i love this! What a fun party!

Brianne Bracco said...

Hahaha Teen Moms...love it..and this is the most fabulous idea EVER!!! looks like so much fun :)

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

This is the best thing I have ever seen! You are amazing!

You both looked great and I am sure it was a ton of fun...invite me next time haha!

Leilani said...

Love this! I love themed parties where everyone dresses up. So fun!

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

these are classic! and don't worry, parties will still happen! :) love ya, beautiful friend!! <3

Megan C said...

That is such a fun idea!! Love the dresses!

Julie Keller said...

I love the theme of your party, you always put together such fun events. (I'm reminded of New Years.) Jon's expression looks so perfect in the photos - did someone spike that punch bowl?

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