Julie planned a surprise 40th birthday party for her husband Brad and decided to have a 70s disco theme event. Hollah people! The minute you walked into her home, if felt like you were stepping back in time. Guests were wearing platform shoes, polyester shirts, afros, glow sticks, sequence tops, bell bottom pants…you name it, it was there. Including a very cool birthday cake topped with a disco ball! Guests arrived early, mingled, got a few cocktails by bartender Martyz Partyz and waited until we got the word Brad was on his way home. Julie got the text he was minutes away and everyone eagerly waited for Brad to enter and waited..and waited. Once he finally made his way through the front door… he was greeted with a loud SURPRISE from over 60 of his closest friends and family, including his parents, who by the way were decked out in some amazing 70s attire of their own!
Once Brad greeted all the guests, exchanged hugs and kisses, he quickly was told to change into his party attire that Julie had ready for him. Yes, she had a classic polyester shirt with basketball players, black poly pants and a pair of glittered platform shoes. How awesome is that! Guests mingled, chatted, snacked on some of the delicious hors d’oeuvres, which including a fondue spread with fruit, vegetables, bread, meatballs and more. Although I think the chocolate fondue bar had the upper hand. I mean who doesn’t love a chocolate fondue fountain with fresh strawberries, pineapple, cream puffs, rice crispies, macaroons, pretzels and more.
It was a great party and I thank the Burstin family for allowing me to photograph their special event.
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