He was pretty surpised when he walked in the door expecting the annual family lobster dinner only to be adorned with a sombrero, a homemade Bacardi lei, and a cane.
We had a grim reaper pinata filled with mini (plastic) liquor bottles, Bengay, Preparation H Wipes, denture cleaning tablets, and candies.
The streamers were decorated with all sorts of helpful coupons for old people like Uncle Derek: Depends, Metamucil, Colon Health, and Geritol.
Jon had the awesome idea to blow up a photo of Derek with their dad at his 40th birthday party. Grammy made it happen.
There was a ton of food. I mean it, like, a ton.
We managed to float a pony keg of Zeigenbock and plow through one and a half containers of frozen margaritas. Grammy rented the machine from Margarita Mania. She's so smart.
Aunt Jen got an awesomely morbid cake from HEB. The frosting turned everyone's lips and teeth blue.
Here's a rundown of the party menu:
cream cheese tortilla rolls
southwest egg rolls
cheesy-meaty things (Grammy knows the real name)
crockpot chicken tacos (Katie's recipe)
beef enchilada casserole (Paula Dean's recipe)
flour tortillas and crunchy taco shells