My husband turned 30 earlier this year! And as you can see, I chose a slightly unusual theme for his birthday bash. Because I love a good creative challenge. And those that know him know this theme is oh so fitting.
What is a prepper you ask? It is an individual or group preparing for armageddon—in whichever form it comes. Common preparations in case of but not limited to natural disasters, chemical or nuclear war, economic collapse, global pandemic, and oppressive government.
Above right is staged a look out tower (so you can see the enemy far out) and a generator for power outages.
The party favors were mini fire starter kits in plastic test tubes. You. Never. Know.
Scattered around were these mylar bags (for long term food storage) that I labeled with titles such as "dehydrated ammo" and "dehydrated razorwire".
Weapons cache is a total must.
Other details include the canned food stacks, military trunks stacked as food tables, a jar of crisco as the birthday candle (which would burn for 45 DAYS), and bbq sauces labeled Pandemic Sweet Heat & Radioactive Hickory Smoke. Overall, the cost was relatively low (we owned most of the "decor") but the challenge was taking the theme from concept to party elements.
Does anyone know a conspiracy theorist that would appreciate this party? Too weird or kinda fun? If anything there is credit for ingenuity, right?!
1st & 3rd image by me, all other photography by Dustin Davis