Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Last Saturday was my father's 60th birthday! So we threw him a big bash to celebrate. My dad is a movie buff - so we went with a Hollywood theme, complete with popcorn and a slideshow "movie" spanning 60 years of my dad's life so far!

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Guests walked the red carpet in their very "creative red carpet attire"...

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There were even some glamorous bow-ties on hand for anyone who felt they could handle the look...

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The birthday boy and his lovely wife arriving in style...

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That Hollywood crowd can be such a bad influence...

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I'm pretty sure only non-smokers would have this much fun with some candy cigarettes.

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My dad is very serious about his birthday cake and the annual ritual of blowing out the candles.

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He insists on having the exact number of candles on his cake...so for this birthday we needed 60 candles. Such a large number of candles can be detrimental to both the cake and the air quality in the room. We did take some precautions for the cake - using nifty little candle holders to keep the wax off - and placing them all on one half so we still had half a cake left afterwards. ;-)

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Lighting the candles can be quite a challenge. At one point I think there were 4-5 of us trying to get them all lit before the first ones melted. Almost there...

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The final part of the ritual is getting them all blown out in one breath. He did it!

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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Gary/Winston/Dad/PaPa...Happy Birthday to you.

Any many more.... :-)

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