Lou’s Surprise Palindrome Pi Day Fancy Yacht Themed Roast Birthday

Cue (or is it queue?) the Michael McDonald music!

And now that you’re in the right state of mind…
Lou turned 33 last week and we had a surprise roast party for him! The theme was fancy yacht party. Whatever that means.
I’m pretty pleased with myself that I was able to keep a secret. It’s hard to be sneaky when you’re a homebody and suddenly I’d be “staying late at work” and “running errands” for hours.

Check out this banner I cut out of glitter paper by hand!

Some key moments during the roast and Lou’s impromptu thank you speech. We got him a cute lil Captain’s hat that paired nicely with his powder blue tuxedo t-shirt.

My favorite part of the party planning was making the menu. I wanted some “fancy” foods. There were deviled egg boats, caprese pops, salami, cheese & olive skewers with arugula, honey, apple & goat cheese crostinis (my favorite!), prosciutto wrapped pears with balsamic glaze and finger sandwiches – cucumber on pumpernickel and roast beef with horseradish sauce.

We attempted to make a “boat” out of a pineapple. Watermelon was the original plan, but I guess they’re not in season yet since we couldn’t find any. Look how adorable all those balls of melon are! Making little balls of fruit with a melon baller was so fun. I have no idea why.
Yesenia also made Blue Moon beer infused mini cupcakes. I’m so sad that I forgot to take a picture of the delicious cherry cheesecake my mom made for the birthday cake. It looked so glamorous with the metallic gold “33” candle I made for it.