Driving into the parking lot of the San Diego Marriot in Mission Valley, one could have thought there was a convention going on for people who delay the end of Christmas. You know those people who still turn on their colored lights after Jan 29th (I’m watching/judging you) or still have the wreath hanging on for dear life on the hood of their car long past January 11th? Well this parking lot was full of reindeer antlers and wreaths…there was even a “NP” sticker on a car…yes, that stands for North Pole. But no, this was not a procrastinator meet-up group, this was the parking lot of the annual convention of FORBS, the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas.
You read it right…REAL BEARDED SANTAS. No fake beards here you guys. This was
au naturel. Men came from all over the world to gather at their annual event for all things Santa! This weekend event was full of workshops to better your Santa, network with other Santas, and pretty much get your jolly on. Some even came with their Mrs. Claus, too.
This guy rocks.
The guy with the pointy hat flew all the way from Norway. RESPECT!
Starting to think about growing that beard? Here are the requirements.
Nobody crossed these guys.
Makin’ money, money, money…
Overall, it was an eye opening experience into the world of Santa. I.had.no.idea. Quality Individuals all the way.
Just in time for this season’s Breaking Bad Finale (can’t freaking wait), my friends Conor Lastowka and Lauren Duffy Lastowka put together this awesome game of Breaking Bad Bingo, better known as FR-I-N-G-O, for our Breaking Bad party tonight. So creative!
You can download the PDF files of the game HERE. Also, if you want some more Breaking Bad party ideas, you can check out my post on our other Breaking Bad Party!
Breaking Bad is the best show on TV and I am glad I have friends who agree.
Here is the hard evidence (Hank style) from our Season Premiere Party.
Lauren and Conor made incredible fried chicken.
Ding ding ding…All Hail the King.
SO PUMPED…Breaking Bad debuts tonight! Here are some food and drink ideas that should get you in the mood.
To get the party started you’ll need to make a SKYYler inspired cocktail.
We plan on cutting up some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with the crust off for a little appetizer. Walter’s fave bachelor meal.
For our main course our friends are bringing over their famous fried chicken that Gus would be jealous of and we’re also COOKing up some Heisenburgers on the grill.
We will also have a breakfast component because it’s what Walter Jr would want.
For dessert…it will be inspired by something purple as Marie would have it no other way.
The countdown is on!!