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Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

Today’s Real Party feature is just way too much fun! This refreshing & unique “Grumpy Old Men Day” was submitted by event planner Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings, but the idea was actually dreamed up by her husband Ryan as a clever way to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday.

(BTW – Ryan Haack also shot these amazing photos, which honestly look like they came straight out of a cool magazine spread! Check out his photo blog here.)

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

Read on for a full rundown of the day’s events, as told by Jesi – and more fantastic images from Ryan

The Ultimate Man Party! Who says girls have to throw all of the fun parties??

Here is an amazing day of craziness involving a 30th birthday, old men clothes, coughing, pipes, and other dude shananigans that will make the women proud and the men jealous…

5:00 am – All friends secretly meet and put on their wardrobes (thrift store old men outfits)

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

5:15 am – Surprise Issac (the Birthday Old Man) by waking him up with major coughing and hacking

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

5:20 am – Style the Birthday Old Man in the previously chosen thrift store attire

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

5:30 am – Arrive at the local donut shop and read newspapers in the dark

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

6:00 am – Longboarding at local surf spot

9:00 am – “work on the car” time (not in the original plan, but the battery died from leaving the lights on)

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

10:00 am – Breakfast at Omelette Parlor, a local breakfast nook

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

11:00 am – Golf time! 18 holes

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

2:00 pm – Lunch at clubhouse + whiskey, scotch and pipe smoking

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

3:00 pm – Shenanigans in the parking lot

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

3:30 pm – Jacuzzi time to soothe the muscle fatigue
(4pm: Local PD helicopter flew overhead because of their rowdiness)

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

4:30 pm – One old man’s shoulder dislocates during a swim race (yes, this really happened!)

Grumpy Old Men Birthday Party

5:00 pm – BBQ for an early “supper”
9:00 pm – Retire the canes and head for beers at Goat Hill Tavern, a local dive bar”

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Thanks again to Jesi & Ryan for all the great inspiration!

P.S. This theme would also work fabulously for milestone birthdays beyond 30 too!