Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nathan's birthday party

I decided weeks ago to throw a LAN party for Nathan's birthday (where people hook together their computers and play games for hours).  He hasn't really done this since we left CA.  He tried once a few years ago and no one came.  We now know more people up here that game, and I gave warning far in advance so people could clear their schedules.  It was a huge success.  The food was great; Nathan de-junked his dungeon to make space and we improvised extra computer tables; and people floated in and out for 14 hours.  

Here's most of the food:
These were a huge hit.  (Recipe here)
We had two TVs, each with an xbox.  A friend loaned us the Rock Band game and instruments.  At one point we had 7 people on computers.  They alternated between xbox and computers depending who was here (we also had xbox-only guests throughout the day).  The last person didn't leave until 4am and I felt some weird obligation to stay awake so I wouldn't be a bad hostess.  Since I got up at 6am on the day of the party to continue cleaning/cooking, it was a very long day.

At one point our friend Seth and his fiancee stopped by on their way home from the Festival of Colors and we lured Nathan outside for a surprise chalk-attack.  He turned all kinds of colors.  So did his underwear.  And the shower.  And the driveway.



All in all, it was a fantastic day and much enjoyed.  :-)


Danna said...

You are a GOOD wifey! ;)

Jaime said...

You are the best wife ever. The end.

Lena said...

Looks like it was such a fun day!

Rebecca H. Jamison said...

My husband would love it if I did that for him. He's a computer game freak too.