Last fall, my dad turned 60, and all along we planned to celebrate his milestone. However, my parents were starting to put in their pool, and Dad was headed to the field for harvest, so we decided we'd really catch him off guard and surprise him this summer at the pool. All along he knew we were having a "pool opening party," and ironically he helped us plan almost every piece of the party. He did get a different invitation than everyone else, though, and we got him out of the house last-minute to get ice...after all, we had no way to keep that much ice cold on such a hot day! :) As he walked into the party, a birthday banner and the beer-themed-party had taken place in the half-hour he was gone.
In lieu of gifts, we had our guests bring their favorite six-pack to share, and as they arrived, we had them put them into galvanized tubs with the appropriate label. We had smaller buckets of bar snacks, and koozies to send home with everyone. It was such a fun way to bring in something my dad loves to do - beer tasting. It was also perfect for a hot summer day. We had so much fun celebrating, and it was a great weekend spent with family and close friends. Happy [late] 60th, Dad!
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