July 8th was a Friday, and it was also the night of my friend Mark's surprise 30th birthday party! You all remember Jamie's 30th I'm sure, well it was Mark who put that whole shindig together, and this time it was Jamie's turn to return the favor!
We headed to Barlows in Southie, where we had a group of tables reserved in the bar. I'd carpooled with Ratty, Erin, Butchie and Kevin, who had all been at my apartment prior for some pre-party adult bevvies.
Jamie did a pretty fab setting this whole baby up, there were tons of flair and even a Polaroid cut out for us all to pose with. You'll see what I mean below. There were LOTS of photo ops.
SURPRISE! We were actually on the other side of the bar at this point, so Mark's eyes were darting around, trying to figure out, first off, where the noise was coming from and second, who we were screaming for. He was pretty shocked when he realized it was all for him!
Yay! Party time!
So much flair.
Get my Polaroid description now?!
Jamie went to great lengths to create a really awesome party. There were faux lips for us all to pose with, noisemakers, buttons, Mardi Gras beads, you name it, she had it!
Strangely, this mustache actually works on Butchie. I could see him having one in real life!
Oh hayy Justin Bieber! Casual cameo.
Me and Kev!
It was a really fun evening, where we all celebrated Mark, drank beer, took silly photos and ate way too much delicious cake! When the party decided to move locations and hit up Lucky's next door, Ratty and I said our goodbyes and headed over to Eastern Standard to meet up with some of his friends from college. Oh the life of the popular crew - it's so hard being us!