Grumpy Old Men Day

Ok, so apparently party planning runs in my family. This party was just WAY too much fun not to share with you guys. So, my hubby’s friend turned 30 years old a couple of weeks ago. We were hanging out in the garage and started brainstorming ways to celebrate Isaac’s birthday. Ryan came up with an amazing idea. Grumpy Old Men Day. Oh man, did it go crazy! I was so proud of how my hubby put it all together! He even had an excel spreadsheet :) All of the guys never broke character ALL day! From waking the birthday boy up at 5am, to coughing and hacking during every conversations, to throwing a shoulder out of socket during a swim sesh (seriously happened, maybe they are older than they thought)…
My wonderfully talented husband documented the entire celebration through his lens.
Here is a look at their itinerary:
5am: guys meet and put on their wardrobes (thrift store old men outfits)

515am: surprise Isaac by waking him up with major coughing and hacking and making him dress in the old man outfit they chose for him


530am: went to the donut shop at Blackie’s and read newspapers in the dark
6am: Longboarding at Blackie’s


9am: worked on their car since the battery died from leaving the lights on (another true old man thing that happened)

10am: Breakfast at Omelette Parlor
11am: Golf 18 holes



2pm: lunch at clubhouse, whiskey, scotch and pipe smoking

3pm: shananigans in the parking lot

330pm: jacuzzi time (they used the railing to get in, i’m sure)
4pm: newport beach PD helicopter flew overhead because of their rowdiness

430pm: one old man’s shoulder was dislocated during a swim race


5pm: BBQ for “supper”
9pm: retired their canes and went for beers at Goat Hill




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21 Responses to Grumpy Old Men Day

  1. Traci Tenkely says:

    This should be a photo spread in a magazine. Absolutely gorgeous pictures and what awesome fun!

  2. FireFly Events says:

    Kick Awesome! What a great idea! I feel like I should add this as one of our bachelor party pacakges.

  3. Megan says:

    love this Jesi! I hope you are doing well. Ryan rocked the photos out! What a fun day!

  4. greylikesweddings says:

    I'm totally dying!!! These are SUCH great pictures! And cute boys too! Hehe. Way to go! :)

  5. Carter and Cook Event Co says:

    This is TOO fun! I love it and your hubs is quite the photog!! Lucky you! :)

  6. Todd and Heidi Jones says:

    What kind of lens is this shot with? The pictures are AMAZING!

  7. UNI says:

    AAAAAAAAAAmazing!!!!!
    well done Ryan! and yes, it must run in your family. imagine what jonah will come up with some day!
    xx

  8. carissa says:

    such a great post and also so weird that i was friends with the birthday boy in high school and we went to PROM together!!! LOLOLOL!!! small, small world :) and happy 30th isaac! we're getting old, i know…

  9. Mary Lallande says:

    OMGosh I am dying. How wonderfully creative. I love when grown men have fun like little boys (or in this case old men). Awesome photos.

  10. Karissa says:

    This is amazing. And the pictures are awesome! What kind of lens does he use?

  11. jesi haack weddings says:

    Thanks everyone for the awesome support of my hubs! He shot these pics with a 50mm 1.4. he is the best!!!

  12. Matthew Morgan says:

    dang! does that mean i'm an old man? cause they pretty much covered the spectrum of my hobbies in one day! hah, what an epic idea. i might need to steal it one of these days with my crew

  13. GLORIA McCUNE says:

    This is such a fun idea! I love it and I am sure the guys went all out! Ryan took great photos!!!

  14. Trina says:

    So funny! what a great theme, you had me laughing out loud!

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  16. Callipygian says:

    The photos are amazing! My next party will have a grumpy old man / little old lady theme, I love the outfits especially.

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  18. Katie Hund says:

    This is fantastic. I also love your blog and designs!

  19. mcc says:

    best. idea. ever.

  20. Oli says:

    So much fun, great pics and super good looking old grumpy men!

  21. Debbie Maxwell says:

    Loved the pictures! It was like watching a old black and white film while being captivated by their a activities. Great job!!

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