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Thanos Demands an Infinity Gauntlet Cake

For my son's 15th birthday, I took Jason and his friends to see Avengers: Infinity War. While I was staring eyes wide open at the most epic battle ever to grace the Silver Screen, Allie was at home wielding all six Infinity Stones by herself.  Yes, Thanos isn't the only one to harness the most powerful weapon in the Marvel Universe. My wife is too. And she successfully made an Infinity Gauntlet cake. Even Thanos would cower at it's power of deliciousness. The hardest part of all was figuring out whether to go with the comic book or movie style for an Infinity Gauntlet cake. Allie used the amazingly awesome George ...

My 43rd Birthday Was a ‘Super’ Success

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 43, though I still feel like I'm 20-something. Which helps explain the geektastic gifts my family got for me. I took the day off from work and just had a nice relaxing morning, followed by a special lunch with my beautiful, significant other, who moved her schedule around just to spend time with me. Yeah, Allie's definitely a keeper! And for those keeping score at home, we hit Red Robin for lunch because we both were in a burger mood. And they were fantastic. No, I didn't get a balloon, though. When the kids came home from school, it was presents time! I think I was pretty ...

Ultron Crashed My Son’s Birthday Party

Jason turned 12 today. Yes, I blinked and that little bundle of joy that kept us up at all hours for months (years?) on end, is now just one year shy of being a teenager. Apparently we timed Jason's birth perfectly since Marvel seems to love his birthday weekend. The last two years we got to celebrate in "super" style by taking him and his friends to see Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And this year? Yep, it was all about The Avengers: Age of Ultron! Allie and I took Jason, Ryan and five of Jason's friends to the movies to catch Marvel's latest blockbuster! I was a bit nervous ...

My Douglas Adams Birthday Included a Beaker Cake!

Last week I had my Douglas Adams Birthday. For those of you who've never read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, that simply means I'm 42. Or, that I'm the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe and everything. To be honest, I don't feel much older, other than my back being a little sorer and my gut being a bit wider. But I'm working on that! This is the year I get back into shape. But first, there's cake. There's always cake, right? For my 40th Birthday, Allie made me an amazing Fozzie Bear cake. Fozzie's my favoritest Muppet ever, followed by Beaker and The Swedish Chef. This year, she kept ...

You Can’t Have a Winter Soldier Party Without an Edible Chess Birthday Cake

Jason turns 11 (eep!) next month but thanks to crazy conflicts, we had his birthday party last weekend. This year, we took him and his friends to the movies, followed by a sleepover. Or, as you'd expect, a non-sleepover. Clearly Marvel is a big fan of my son, since every year around his birthday, there's always a huge release. Last year was Iron Man 3 and this year it's Captain America: The Winter Soldier! We started with dinner at the food court. We brought in pizza from Suffern's Fieldhouse (soooo good) and of course, Allie made sure to bring the proper paper goods. And since I managed to cut off Ryan's head in the ...

Win a $25 Birthday in a Box Gift Card (Ends 2/4)

I've always wanted to open up a theme restaurant called On a Stick. See, everything you order comes on a stick. Hot dogs. Marshmallows. Chicken fingers. The bread. Heck, even the water would somehow come in a glass on a stick. (I'd come up with some ingenious way of putting holes in the table to hold all these sticks.) Breakfast would be a bit tough, but I'm still working out the details. Anyways, I'm a fan of themes and of convenience. I mean, come on, is anything easier to eat than if it's on a stick? No utensils necessary! No messy fingers too! So what's my point here? No, I'm not looking ...