Cocktails and Karaoke 40th Birthday Party

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

We had an interesting time coming up with a theme for my hubby’s 40th birthday party. And by interesting I mean me making a lot of suggestions that were met by fairly unimpressed shrugs by the birthday boy in question. But when he mentioned ‘cocktails’ and I mentioned ‘karaoke’, we knew we had a match made in heaven. The retro cocktail lounge vibe was exactly what we wanted, with a sprinkling of mid-century aesthetic thrown in. And a few bright colours of course!

We had platters of sandwiches, sushi, and smoked salmon blinis — which we handed around while guests whipped up cocktails and perused the karaoke song list — as well as a buffet table with a mix of sweet and savoury nibbles.

The karaoke was as popular as the cocktail bar, with almost everyone belting out a tune or three by the end of the night (or, rather, the wee hours of the morning). Seriously good fun!

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

crackersart cocktails & karaoke

crackersart cocktails & karaoke
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Harvey’s Arcade 6th Birthday Party

Crackers Art Arcade Birthday Party

We recently celebrated my son Harvey’s 6th birthday party, and I’m very happy to be able to share some photos of Harvey’s Arcade!

Harvey absolutely loves Pac-Man after Santa brought him an old-school games console for Christmas which you plug into the TV. And when we saw Wreck-it Ralph at the movies, he was delighted to see Pac-Man amongst the characters and became fascinated with the idea of amusement arcades and arcade games. We visited a local (modern) games arcade, and Harvey couldn’t believe some of the machines spat out tickets that he could then redeem for a prize. Bonus! So when I suggested we could create his own games arcade for his birthday in the middle of our lounge room, he just about fell over! 🙂

I started out by designing this invitation, which set the tone for a bit of retro gaming fun…

Crackers Art Arcade Birthday Party

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