Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Birthday...It's Birthday Time

That's right, people, it's Birthday Time. Well, it was on April 17th. I turned the mighty age of 24. And in honor of my coming of age and journeying further into the depths of adulthoodness....

....I had a Princess Party!

Those of you that have know me most of my life know that I have never been much of a girly girl. I don't like pink, I don't know how to do my hair, I didn't own Barbies, and I have never had a Princess Party. As I have been embracing my adulthoodness, I have also been embracing my girliness. And ya know what? I like it. Being a girl is fun! And I have pictures to prove it.

But let me start at the beginning of my day.

My wonderful parents sent me a mandolin in the mail! I have always wanted to learn and have merriment with one, and so now I can! It's name is Randolin the Mandolin. It came with a Disney Princess Birthday card that played a cheesy Happy Birthday Princess song sung by some chick. It was perfect.

(those are packing peanuts I'm swimming in, FYI)

I share my birthday with my acting professor and director of Assassins, Mr. Kevin Doyle. So, in our Shakespeare class we had cake and bagels and looked at fun pictures.

And then I was serenaded by my brother-in-law's band Veiwers Like You on the Quad for A-Day.
Here is the band and their fans skankin' it up. A little birthday skank, if you will. If you are unfamiliar with what "skanking" is, you can find the definition HERE.

And after much anticipation and dollar store purchases, I give you The Princess Party.

Everyone was asked to dress up as a princess of sorts. Even the men were encouraged to embraced their inner princess.

Princess Gertrude (Pete) and I

Sleeping Beauty (Chris) and Cinderella (Jer)
Princess Adam and Princess Nate
Princesses Chelsea, Brooke, and Hannah
Princess Peach (Wave)
Princess Brooke with Wagner the Jester
And there were many others that I didn't get pictures of.

We had a merry time playing Kiss the Prince. The boys looked dashing in lipstick.

But Kelly, as the Pretty Prince of Parties, won Eric's heart.

Another highlight was The Wishing Well. If you tossed in a coin and pulled out a ribbon as whimsical music played from Wave's cell phone, you found an enchanted Princess fortune at the end of your ribbon of choice. It was halarious.

See the beautiful Princess Nate guarding Ye Old Wishing Well.

The party ended by partaking of the amazing princess cake Chelsea made for me. The flowers on the cake were a gift from Chris earlier that day and the candles were, well, all we could find.

Everyone was given a little party bag as they left, filled with goodies that any Princess would need!

And for a perfect ending to a perfect day, Chris and I ventured up to Old Main and became "True Aggies" together. It is an old tradition at Utah State to become a True Aggie. This happens by kissing someone on top of the "A" on a certain night at midnight each semester. Chris and I have been meaning to do this for quite some time since we both were not True Aggies.

When we arrived there was a huge line and and a huge crowd around the A. I flashed some ID and we got to go to the front of the line, with it being my birthday and all. As we got to the top of the A, I shouted to the crowd, "It's my birthday!" And as we kissed we had cheers from the crowd screaming Happy Birthday. It was magical.

So, there you have it. My 24th birthday. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and the joyous celebration. It was the perfect day!


Kates said...

OH that is awesome!!!!! I love how so many of your friends seem to be guys who really have no problem dressing up like princesses! Love it!! Happy Belated Birthday my love! OH and I'm so excited you have a mandolin! I LOVE mandolins! Do you have Chris Thiele's album?? You should. He plays mandolin and is insanely good!

Courtney said...

Sounds and looks like you had a blast! Who would have guessed... Randi had a Princess Party! You go girl! Happy Late Birthday True Aggie!

jessica said...

You know Aric and I would have LOVED partying with you princess style. Aric has a king outfit and I have a queen one, we would have rocked them.

It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday as every princess should.

K. Diane said...

Here I am commenting! Thank you for including me, the gay prince, amongst the photos of lovely princesses. What a treat.

Melissa West said...

That's like the coolest party I have ever seen! Saweeet! Happy belated birthday!