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As I've mentioned before, WTB 2010 was done in conjunction with J's 30th birthday, so a lot of planning went on! Not only did it need to be "bigger, badder, and trashier," than 2009, it also had to be milestone memorable for J Chen.
So I decided to jump out of a cake.
Not a real cake--I mean, I have SKILLS, but not those kind. This cake was made out of a trash can. A big rolling trash can. It took me about 2 weeks to complete, only being able to work on it when J was at work, a couple times a week. In my neighbors garage. In 90 degree weather. The things we do for
I didn't take pictures of the process--what was I thinking!?!?!--but I can give an ingredient list in cause any of you crazy bs wanna try it out, too! :-)
The biggest rolling trashcan you can find. Seriously--cause you have to fit in it.
A bagillion white trash bags
4 bags or so of quilt stuffing
9,000 rolls of duct tape
1 roll of masking tape
Crepe Paper Streamers (optional)
Happy Birthday Banner (options)
Duct tape "30" with balloons (totally optional)
How-To Cliff Notes:
*only 3/4 of the "cake" has the round layers. The back is flat because I was pushed down the street in it!
Remove lid and flip upside down.
Using duct tape and trash bags, secure a base, and starting building up.
For the "layers," add some stuffing around where the first (largest) layer will be, then tape to secure. Then add another layer of stuffing over the one you just did and add ANOTHER trash bag to secure. Keep DOING THIS FOREVER.
Seriously, KEEP GOING!
After you spend 4 hours doing that to all the layers, decorate.
That's all I can really tell you. It was a bitch, that's for sure. BUT IT WAS SOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!
|I'm not gonna suffocate, right guys?|
|Ok, I'm ready.......|
|Rolling back to the party...|
|J Chen still doesn't get it....|
Ok, back to the party prep!!!
In order to class up our place even more than the past year, I decided we needed a "sign" for the roof. Ya know, incase people weren't sure where they were.....This took LOT of drinking cheapass beer by J Chen to make happen (cause you can't make a sign out of nice beer cans like Corona or something). When that wasn't enough, I went trolling the neighborhood, like some kid trying to go to band camp.
The result--3 4' x 4' signs made entirely out of beer cans and duct tape.
|All that hard |
|Check out the roof behind this hot mess....|
NEXT! Here a couple more cool things that I added in 2010:
|Fannies. I couldn't find them anywhere, so my friend sketched one out and I painted her.|
|Every Birfday Boy needs a banner!!!|
|You can never have to many blowup pools!|
|A legit sign that I permanently borrowed.|
|Our version of a photobooth! Photo look familiar?|
|DAMN you sexy!|
|Not so much a costume for this guy!|
|Lookin good, Lookin GOOD.|
|You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark!|
|A group of goodness.|
|the "Busch Light Bikini"|
|Are you my baby daddy?!?!|
|Rockin out with the Band.|
|And that, boys and girls, is a FUPA.|
|Keep it Trashy!|
|My first costume of the night....|
I can't WAIT for Saturday!!!!!!!
|We have the best friends EVER!!!|
Big (hopelessly trashy) Smile,