I decided months in advance that was what I wanted. I didn't make John throw it himself, because, let's face it, if you want something done right, you do it yourself. I tasked him with the clean up of the back yard in preparation for it and I went shopping. It was perfect. I scored a fire pit at a yard sale, marshmallow roasters and white lights on clearance, and lots and lots of candy from the bulk bins at WinCo. I wish I had taken pictures of the decor, because I worked like crazy and it was worth every moment.
For one night my backyard was full of friends and family, kids of all ages, everyone that I love to spend my time with. And for the pièce de résistance, a makeshift photo booth, manned by my talented niece.
Best Birthday Ever.