Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LBC Party, Sour Beer, and Other Adventures

On Friday night the Mr. and I threw a final party at our condo. The theme was "The Long Beach Experience" and it was so much fun!

We saw a lot of friends we hadn't seen in a while and I think people enjoyed our creative "Long Beach" theme.

As part of the party the Mr. wanted to do a Tequila Tasting, which was actually a huge hit! We sampled 7 different kinds of tequila (the Don Julio Anejo was my favorite). We even had scoresheets that I made up on the computer. Here's all the tequila in our freezer before the party started...

PS - We have A LOT of tequila left so if you ever want to drop by for a margarita let me know.

We also did a "Long Beach Visual Trivia" competition. I printed out pictures of 10 Long Beach landmarks/items and people had to guess what they were to win a small prize (Starbucks card).

This one was easy. It's the Queen Mary!

Visual trivia is a lot fun and the best part is that people can't look up the answers on their phones very easily.

Continuing with the Long Beach theme we also had handcrafted “Long Beach Longshoremen Burgers" and regional “Hipster” microbrew beer (I forgot to take pictures during the party because I was having too much fun).

Speaking of beer, I recently tasted "Sour Beer" for the first time and loved it! So I hunted some down at BevMo and had a couple of bottles of this Sour Beer for the party. Yum!

Have you ever tried Sour Beer? I guess it's an up-and-coming trend. The Week magazine (which I actually read every week) even did a little special on it last month.

A couple of weekends ago we drove down to Oceanside to have lunch with my parents. On the Oceanside Pier there were several of giant pelicans that clearly had no fear of people. Here is my Mom and a pelican that's almost her size!

Speaking of beasts... I often try to take pictures of our cat, Judah, but he rarely looks at the camera. A couple of days ago I caught him basking in the morning sun and snapped this pic with my phone. Consider your soul stolen, cat!

When I became a follower of Jesus almost seven years ago I bought an NIV Study Bible. If I have my way it will be my bible for the rest of my life. But recently the cover started to really peal and fall apart, so I covered it with some words and pictures I cut out from magazines and then "laminated" it with clear tape. I think it looks pretty nifty and it's not falling apart anymore. Crafting win!

And finally, because it's random/funny, here's a picture of a co-worker and I with "mustaches" at recent work party. Hers is actually a fu manchu, but you get the point, we're ridiculous. I'm so lucky that I work with such fun and funny people.


JenC said...

As a sour beer lover myself, you should try Le Bleu from the Bruery and Consecration from Russian River Valley. Both are California breweries and amazing! They are super sour.

Lil' Woman said...

Your party sounds like a blast.
I want to learn more of this sour beer....hmmm.

Shoshanah said...

I love the long beach photo trivia. I only wish the picture was better so I could see how I'd do. Ha! And since you did a night to celebrate LB, I'm guessing you'll be moving somewhere else? Where are u guys planning on moving to?

Rachel @ My Happily Ever After said...

hubby has started brewing his own beer so i'm definitely going to suggest the sour beer to him. thanks for the tip!

good luck with the soon-to-be move. can't wait to hear more details!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

What a fun party!!! Glad you had one last, great hurrah! before leaving the condo!

Chic Runner said...

I wish we were able to make it, because it sounds like so much fun, but alas, we missed it :/ You obviously were great hosts to a lovely party! :)

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