Greg 40th

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For Greg’s 40th I hired a retro camper van for a week as a surprise and organised a trip away at 3 different camp sites. To start it off I organised a party with a mixed theme of camper vans, orange (ginger!), Lancashire (the food) and beer!

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I created a 4 using the photos from his childhood and younger days. Retro Campers, Childhood, Create, Photos, Pictures, Early Childhood, Infancy

I created a 4 using the photos from his childhood and younger days.

I created the 0 using the photos of him from more recent years, along with me and the girls. Retro Campers, Create, Girls, Photos, Pictures, Daughters, Maids, Girlfriends

I created the 0 using the photos of him from more recent years, along with me and the girls.

The photos all stuck inside the bottle tops. Retro Campers, Bottle Top, Photos, Tops, Pictures, Shell Tops

The photos all stuck inside the bottle tops.

The beer top 40 photo montage complete! Retro Campers, Photo Montage, Top 40, Beer, Ale

The beer top 40 photo montage complete!

Lots of teeny photos cut into circles the size of beer bottle tops. Bottle Top, Beer Bottle, Retro Campers, Camper Van, Circles, Photos, Tops, Pictures

Lots of teeny photos cut into circles the size of beer bottle tops.

His mum and dad put on a fine Lancashire spread! Retro Campers, Sausage, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Meal, Sausages, Essen

His mum and dad put on a fine Lancashire spread!

A friend made a fabulous cheesecake (his favourite) so he had a cake to blow the candles out on, alongside the beer cake. Retro Campers, Cheesecake, Birthday Cake, Beer, Candles, Party, Desserts, Food, Cheesecake Cake

A friend made a fabulous cheesecake (his favourite) so he had a cake to blow the candles out on, alongside the beer cake.

Blowing out his candles in his new ‘Living the Dream’ T-shirt. Possibly the most well known of his slogans! Retro Campers, Paella, Wellness, Candles, Ethnic Recipes, Shirt, Food, Meal, Dress Shirt

Blowing out his candles in his new ‘Living the Dream’ T-shirt. Possibly the most well known of his slogans!

I created some photo bunting using the 40 and campervan designs I created. Photo Bunting, Retro Campers, Campervan, Create, Birthday, Birthdays, Dirt Bike Birthday, Birth Day

I created some photo bunting using the 40 and campervan designs I created.

In Photoshop I designed a card, creating Muriel the campervan as closely as I could. Photoshop Me, Retro Campers, Campervan, My Design, Cards, Maps, Playing Cards

In Photoshop I designed a card, creating Muriel the campervan as closely as I could.

The girls decorated the letters to a general theme of orange to reflect the Autunmal season and the ginger hair of Greg's youth! Retro Campers, Girl Decor, Ginger Hair, Camper Van, Letters, Youth, Seasons, Orange, Girls

The girls decorated the letters to a general theme of orange to reflect the Autunmal season and the ginger hair of Greg's youth!

I created a tiered "beer cake" using Beers for 40 years" on 3 different sized cake boards. Retro Campers, 40 Years, Boards, Beer, Cake, Party, Food, Sup Boards, Pie Cake

I created a tiered "beer cake" using "40 Beers for 40 years" on 3 different sized cake boards.

I adapted a template to create a mini version of Muriel to use as a gift box for his birthday money and then as a cake topper. Birthday Money, Retro Campers, Muriel, Cake Toppers, Templates, Create, Box, Mini, Gifts

I adapted a template to create a mini version of Muriel to use as a gift box for his birthday money and then as a cake topper.

The girls joined us for our first night on our first stop. Retro Campers, Campsite, Camper Van, First Night, Girls, Camping, Daughters, Maids

The girls joined us for our first night on our first stop.

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