Land of Nod “Man-Child” Party + party goods giveaway

Hey CLE, and happy Monday. Congrats to all the runners who crushed yesterday’s Rock and Roll half marathon & mini marathon, it was super humid but you all looked amazing!

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Today I am pleased to share my second Land of Nod post-partnership. If you remember I posted in August about my little Land of Nod blogging nook and how their product line is WAY MORE than just furniture for kids. Well today I’d like to share how you can also incorporate their adorable products for the everyday, “man-child” birthday bash (& poker game!)

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It’s not every day that you take time to celebrate an adult birthday at home with friends. It seems that more than ever, we often meet out for a beer or a glass of wine to celebrate our friends new year ahead. With my “man-friend” turning a certain number on the birthday growth chart, I thought it might be fun to host a little home party, invite some of the other “men-children” over, have dinner, some shananigans and a bit of poker playing to celebrate the BIG birthday year.

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What is a “man-child” you say? Well, he is the ultimate grown up guy who likes to have a good time. He may like a good prank, still lives for a snowboarding snow days, enjoys cartoons on Saturday morning, has a mega sweet tooth, loves to play outdoors (& dreams of the ultimate tree fort) and can’t get enough of those video games. Was that an okay description? Do you have a man-child in your life? Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m totally not knocking a good man-child and everyone should have one in their life, super fun times!

LON_16LON_2LON_15For dinner I served meatball sliders, bags of tater tots, many a Great Lakes brew, a few cupcakes, a shot or two and TONS of candy! The guys played poker and just enjoyed hanging out as “just the guys” for an evening in. There was even a self-inflating whoopie cushion involved somewhere during the night; who has ever heard of a SELF-INFLATING whoopie cushion, well folks…it’s what the kids like nowadays. :)

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LON_12I also LOVED their metal letter shelves that I used as serving dishes for late night munchies…so did our frisky kitty!

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LON_1I’m just saying…everything that Land of Nod had in their children’s birthday party product line up was MORE THAN applicable for this evening of fun at home with a few fellow “grown-ups.”

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From the felt garland, the pretty paper lanterns, the paper fans, all the little monsters, slinky’s, wind-up chattering teeth, the whoopie cushions and my personal favorites, the orange balloon dog door stop that I used as a table centerpiece to the yellow knit storage bins which kept the candy and the beer within easy reach, Land of Nod made party decor and treats a one-stop shop.

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A MASSIVE thanks to our friend at Aster & Olive Photography for capturing the details and wrangling up the man-children for photos! She captured the details and the spirit of the event to a tee. Great work and BIG thanks!

Planning your next bash? Would you like to win a prize pack of some of my decor and little monster man-friend prizes? Just tweet me“@iheartclev I’d love a few party props from @TheLandofNod for my next bash!”  The winner will be drawn by random end of day Tuesday, October 15th. Good luck!

Next time you are in the search for playful, fun, stylish and chic party decor ( for kids OR adults) and  accessories, look no further than The Land of Nod!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with The Land of Nod. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting this sponsor that allow me to create special content like this for iheartcleveland!