The Last Days Of 40’s

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a birthday party thrown for me

This last Saturday night, my wife and family had a birthday party for me at my house. A good 30 guests came to help me celebrate.

First Drink of the Night

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My first drink of the night – a Mojito

I was told that I couldn’t start drinking until the first guest arrived. Then it was time for me to be getting my drink on. I started with mojitos, which I made the batch of earlier in the day.

Booze

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The selection of booze for the party

I then switched to gin and tonics for most of the night. My step daughter played bartender and know that I liked my drinks strong [fill glass with ice, fill half way with gin, fill rest of the way with tonic water] and I continued drinking them all night.

Gifts

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One of the alcohol gifts I received

I really was hoping no one would bring gifts, but they did. Mostly alcohol, like the wonderful bottle of Hendrick’s Gin one of my co-workers brought. I also ended up with a couple of bottles of Crown Royal Black and a bottle of Tanqueray, as well as a great selection of cards, a 50 Blow Pop tree, a bubble maker and a new golf towel.

Birthday Decorations

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Birthday Balloons

The decorations included the standard black balloons, along with various “Happy 50th Birthday” signs and streamers.

Cornhole Boards

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Signed Cornhole boards

My step daughter made these cool cornhole boards and had people sign them with Sharpies. Such an awesome idea that I loved.

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Signed Cornhole boards

As you can see, some people resorted to calling me “Old Fart” which I guess is what 50 year olds are.

This Is The End

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Me after many drinks

After more than 7 hours of drinking, eating, socializing and having a blast, I finished the night off with a shot of Jameson whiskey and passed out.

A great night and many thanks to those who celebrated with me. I had a lot of fun [not to mention, a lot of booze].

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