Sunday, September 9, 2012

How to Throw an Olympics Party

The Scene

My seventh birthday was the bomb punto com.  It coincided with the weekend that the 1984 Olympics kicked off in LA.  This little narcissistic-Leo-only-child was convinced all the hoopla across the city and all over the TV was for my birthday, obvi.

Little has changed in 28 years and when I found out the 2012 Olympics would again start on my birthday I knew there could only be one theme and one invitation. 

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 I was traveling for work most of the weeks leading up to my birthday so the theme and the invitation were my only contributions to the party. Mr. Diabolina took on everything else. He knew how hard the last few months had been for me and really outdid himself this year.  Heart. 

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LOOK at this fresh flower Olympics wreath he made with his own little lawyer paws! 

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And the coffee table top tennis he set up!

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The flag flower arrangements and olympic torches.

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The vintage gymnastics posters 

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Medal stands in gold, silver and bronze.  


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and these AMAZING decals!!!!

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I came home from running errands on the day of the party and found this hotness waiting for me!

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But the balance beam that Mr. D procured online was the piece de resistance.
Turned out to be the biggest hit at the party.

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Second most popular: the "Olympic torch cupcakes" I baked with my mom.  Not as pretty as the Pinterest inspiration but DE-lish. 

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The Party

Hilarious, boozy night with some of my favorites in the world.

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The Costumes

Not only did Mr. Diabolina score all the decorations for the party, he also bought my costume for me.  A first of epic proportions if you know how particular I am about my costumes. (Actually he did buy  a Halloween costume for me during my first year of grad school.  I had a huge paper due and couldn't go shopping.  So Mr. Diabolina concocted his now go-to Howard Stern costume and bought me a Playboy bunny costume. I was not amused.)

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After a lot of research and driving around, he hit the jackpot with a family owned store in Gardena called Frank Endo Gymnastics and Wrestling Supplies.

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The best long sleeved lewks were made for girls. Alas, my ass cannot do girl sizes. Settled on this adult sized leotard one...mostly because it came with a scrunchy attached - bahahahhaha! Please note how it is almost identical to the one in the Jordan decal above!

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Added the track pants that I used to live in during college because, HELLO, no one needs to see these 35 year old thighs walking around a party. The little touches like the medals, the sockies, the hand grips, the chalk and the fugly clips on my hair made the look complete. 

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My best dressed award went to YoJoJo for her GENIUS Olympic torch lady costume and Mr. Diabolina for bearing it all, at my request, in a singlet.

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Modesty eventually got the better of him and he covered up in pants. 

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Unlike some problem children...

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The Grade
GOLD all around

The Inspiration

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5 comments:

Kimberly said...

Absolutely flippin' adore the party idea - - and so well executed! Happy belated b-day!

Berty Morales said...

I am in love with this post and what a great and fun party idea. Also I hope you had an awesome Bday and happy Belated bday. Great post and thank you so much for sharing...xoxox

fshnonmymind said...

OMG, this theme was fantastic. I love how everybody went all out with the costumes.
Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!!

Fabianna (H.Finn Jewelry) said...

So sad I missed this! Oh my gosh, Mr. Diabolina has a second career in party-planning. Can't believe that beautiful wreath!!

lookrichbitch said...

I'm soooo buying my tix right now for next year's party!

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