This post is a little late but I was unable to put any photos on because I took all of these on mum's camera on the night and only today had a chance to get them onto my computer. Anyway better late than never I guess. Plus Matt will be 40 for a whole year!!!
Matt's 40th birthday party was held during the school holidays. As it turns out school holidays is probably not the best time to have a party, everyone goes away! It was a bit of a shame that quite a few of our friends were away or unable to come but we had a fun night nonetheless.
Seeing as though Matt was born in 1969 - the year of Woodstock, the first moon landing, the time of Sonny and Cher, the Beatles, Jimmi Hendrix, Bob Marley and the Vietnam War. to name just a few, we thought a '69 dance party would be fun. We hoped that everyone would channel their inner flower child and get into the groove. Almost everyone got into the spirit of the night and did dress up. These photos are just in random order. I have no time to organise them sorry.
It was great for Matt to have all of his siblings there. Lou and Dan came down from Sydney and Jimbo and Aimee made the trek from Shearwater. It was so wonderful to meet our new little Nephew, Oliver (Lou and Dan's bub). He's a cutie. We think he looks a bit like his daddy.
Our next door neighbour and good friend Karen and her daughter Holly. Simon (Hubby) was on babysitting duty with Charlotte and baby twins Max and Ben.
Neighbours (on the other side) and good friends Paul and Jen.
Jen also turns 40 at the end of this month and is having her own 'woodstock party'
in a few weeks.
A few other guests, Sue Smith, Debbie Carmichael, Andy King, Steve King, and Garry Carmichael- notice how the 'didn't dress up' lot stuck together!!!!
this was a delicious mud cake - I'll post the recipe later cause it's a good one!
I made the cake and mum decorated it. Unfortunately it was very hard to photograph. But it did look 'cool'. Mum put a lot of effort into it, making all of those musical notes etc. The golden 'stuff' on top is toffee, it looked like hair! and the choc tipped strawberries were perfect and nicely matched our chocolate fountain (yummo)
The most gorgeous Hippy award goes to.... Aimee (and Meg of course)
Our family with Ma and Pa. Isaac didn't want his photo taken but he is there hiding behind me!