Monday, July 09, 2018

Happy Birthday, you big Dummy!

"This is the big one, honey, I'm coming to join ya!"

Mr. Husband Sir, PB, and I love Sanford and Son.  For Mr. Husband's birthday this year I decided to coordinate him a Sanford and Son themed party!
But you may have noticed it says "Stanford and Son" on the sign.  This is because PB calls Mr. Husband Sir "Stan" and I thought it would be a fun play on words for the sign.

Behold the vast empire!

Miscellaneous treasures, antiques, collectibles, what-nots, doodads, and just plain junk!
That ceramic squirrel used to belong to the mayor of El Segundo!

A Little Lamont miniature junk truck loaded with bits of scrap. 

"We could have a little pork and beans now and a little zucchini later. Or a little zucchini now and a little pork and beans later. Or if you like the pork and beans, you can have them and I'll take the zucchini or I can take the pork and beans and you the zucchini so what will it be? Zucchini or pork and beans?"

Even after massive house decluttering and off loading a ton of stuff this past year, I was surprised I still had a decent amount of items that I could use as "junk" decor.  That should have been kinda expected though when most everything we own came from a thrift store/junk shop already.

A vintage mini model of a burial vault that I included in the decor as a reference to the "Coffins For Sale" episode.  I have mentioned a time or two that Mr. Husband Sir used to work for a funeral parlor and was given these kind of "goodies" when they were outdated or discovered in the back of the basement.

 I liked that our ''junk'' is all items that could have been found in a 1970s junk yard/shop, since most everything is from 1940-60.

Fred is always picking up his fancy threads at Phil's Fashion Box.  I got Mr. Husband some fancy black socks and had them "gift wrapped"!

 One of the ongoing jokes on Sanford and Son involved Fred always telling Ester he was going to shove her face in some dough in order to make various gorilla baked goods. So I shoved Ester's face (a laminated print) in some dough and make a gorilla cake!
The cake is a box mix but to give it a gorilla-look I covered it in chow mien noodle fur!
I served Ester Gorilla Face cake with a glass of sparkling grape juice and called it Grapipple.

On the windows I had cut outs of Fred and Ester's face with funny sayings on them.  A few quotes were: "You're the heathenest!", "You old fish eyed fool!",  "Ain't nothing uglier than a 90 year old white woman." and "Beans and Disease to you!".

Our Watts Photobooth:

Stanford and Son and 10 across 'yo lip!

Watch it sucka!

Afterwards, we wore our 70s Sanford attire to Chuck E. Cheese for pizza and games (our birthday tradition).  Well, PB didn't wear his actually.  He's getting to that age of being "embarrassed" to dress like a fruitcake in public, but not yet embarrassed to be around his family that are dressed like fruitcakes!  

Odabo Jack!


Jenn said...

Too cute, Mary! Happy Birthday to Mr Husband Sir!

I love that the picture frames were askew :D

my house is cuter than yours said...

Thanks Jenn! I think this is one of my favorite birthday decors I have done as of yet for Mr. Husband. I really liked that it all came together easily and quickly. There are a bunch of other visual references that aren't obvious in the photos. One being, I made a little bottle of "Pluto Water" (one of Fred's favorite medical remedies) on the sideboard but it's hard to see in the photos. I also have a stuffed bear head on the wall as a nod to the episode when the junkyard had a life-sized stuffed one as a "guard bear".

We love that show. The theme song is a ringtone on both of our phones corresponding to certain unnamed family members that have too much junk! Ha!