My Best Friend’s Birthday Party

My Best Friend’s Birthday Party

What kind of gift do you bring to a birthday party  for your best friend that says they do not want anything?  My, best friend, my husband, is the kind of guy who says,  “I have you and Jude, I do not need anything else.”  My best friend loves to give to others.  I asked him what he would like for his birthday and his answer, with all sincereity was, “I would really enjoy having a sugar printer.” My response, “You can not be serious, your birthday is not another excuse to buy me something.” While sweet, you have to draw the line somewhere.

My husband may be sweet but he also has a “punchy” side.  You know how some people like sweet and salty. My husband is a little like that but I prefer to think of him as a little sweet and a little ornery.  My husband was giving me grief this week about his birthday party. He was perturbed I did not ask him what kind of cake he wanted. I did not need to ask because for his birthday party I decided to make all three:  banana caramel,  vanilla bean and marble cake. Early this week on Facebook, I asked y’all to guess what these blank canvas’ would become.

Party cakes

What to do with three cakes? I decided if he does not want anything for his birthday, I will make all his favorites for his birthday party. Now that you know his favorite flavors, let me share a little about his favorite things.

Penguins Are His Favorite Animal 

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My husband loves penguins, they are his favorite animal. But do you know why? Not because they are cute and not because they snappy dressers in their tuxedos. He loves penguins because one will sacrifice himself for the good of the others. Did you know penguins push one of their own into the water to see if it’s safe?  If the penguin gets eaten, they do not swim that day.  Actually, scientists aren’t really sure if the penguin collective intentionally sacrifices a martyr member, or if it’s more of an accident. What’s most likely is that with the group’s high energy, enmasse jostling at the water’s edge trying to decide if it’s a good launch spot — somebody gets bumped.

Shhhhh…………..I’m Batman

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If I had a dollar for every time I have heard the following statement, I would have an awesome savings account….…”But given enough startup capital and an adequate research facility, I could be Batman. Shhhh….I’m Batman.”  Oh yes, if you have spent any amount of time with Dann you know he is an aspiring superhero. Again, the quote above that he says so often, is by the infamous Sheldon Cooper, super nerd. Go to this link to hear the comment live.

Speaking of which, if you were at our house Friday morning you would have witnessed a funny dialogue between the two of us.

Dann: You are making super hero cookies for an order this week, right? {by the way he is looking at the Batman cookies and smiling in an ornery fashion}

Melissa: Yes, what are you getting at?

Dann: You are married to Batman and you couldn’t make an extra cookie?  {can you hear the sarcasm}

Melissa: Well, I am sorry but you did tell me to keep the party simple. {I am terrible at keeping a straight face, but lack of sleep made this easy to pull off}

Dann: You were already making Batman cookies for someone else, how much more simple does it gets than to make one extra cookie.

Well he not only got his Batman cookie, he got his cake too!

 Magnum P.I. his Favorite T.V. Show

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We love to watch shows from the good ole’ 80’s. Dann loves Magnum P.I. Oh yes, he even owns the quintessential shirt.  While Dann is our favorite super nerd, he thinks of himself more like Fonzie or Magnum. The mustache cookie is his favorite. He won’t eat it because it’s too fun to play with around the house.

Custom Cookies

Thank you for joining us for Dann’s birthday party. I hope you had a fun time in our quirky home.

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4 comments on “My Best Friend’s Birthday Party

  1. I have to say that the Magnum P.I. mustache is my favorite too! Too cute!

    1. melissa says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by the blog Janine!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Love it!!! Everyone needs a good friend like you!

    1. melissa says:

      Thanks, Suz! I have open friendship spots available. 🙂

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