On Sunday my girlfriends threw a surprise birthday party for another friend, Jonnie. While it ended up not being a surprise (Jonnie was told the night before by an intoxicated friend after the bluegrass show) it was still a highly successful gathering. Cake, bruschetta, tie-dye, hula hoop making, music, pinata, pomegranates, punch, and of course, a whole lot of laughing (like when Jen nearly hit the TV instead of the pinata or when Genoa got squirted quite well with pomegranate juice). It was great.
|The birthday girl, Jonnie.|
|Josh taught us a new way to eat pomegranates. He squeezed it until it was squishy, punctured it, and we drank the fresh juice.|
|I led some folks in tie-dying.|
|Genoa brought her hoop making supplies.|
|Jen made her now-famous Newman-o's birthday cake.|
|The pinata ended up being the only thing that got broken...no wait....one strand of decorative beads and bells was taken down in the process.|
|This is Jonnie's birthday hoop. Everyone decorated a small section of it for her. Jen took it for a test drive after it was finished.|