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Last night was my brother-in-law Nick’s 21st Birthday celebration!  It was quite the experience.  🙂


We started things off at Dexter’s, a cute little restaurant in downtown Orlando.  Dexter’s has good drinks, yummy food, AND it’s only a rickshaw ride away from the clubs.


I started off with an Upside Down Pineapple Cake Martini.  I drank quite a few drinks last night, but I decided it would be pointless to photograph them all.  So, multiple this by a lot:


By the time our food arrived, I was practically chewing off my arm – 17.0 mile runs will do that to a girl!  The Husband and I ordered Zuchinni and Goat Cheese Empanadas.  I had one:


And we also split a Veggie Sandwich:


And fries:


Part of Nick’s Birthday celebration was that he had to complete a Scavenger Hunt that the Husband and I put together.  It was pretty silly and fun to watch Nick try to complete these 21 Things:


Chug 2 Waters:                                     Make scary faces with a girl:

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Find a business card:                           Do the YMCA:

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Do a minefield shot (4 of these are water and 2 are clear liquor; that’s why it’s a minefield):


Find a girl with a tattoo:                       Find a girl with an October birthday:

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Chug a beer with a girl:                        Play Truth or Dare with a stranger:

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Find women in animal print:


Find an out of state license:                Get a kiss on the cheek:

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He couldn’t complete all 21 Tasks (some of them were HARD), but he had a really good time trying!  :) 


We didn’t get home until 2:30 AM! I managed to avoid the pizza made in the kitchen around 3 AM, which is a good thing because I’ve found that eating late at night actually makes my hangovers worse.  Anyway… Woo hoo, I partied like a young person again.  :)  The hangover remedy that the Husband made for us last night WORKED like a charm.  I also took it again when I got back home, and I’m currently sipping another brew.  We’re taking about bottling it and patenting it! 🙂


I’m also eating a lovely bowl of oatmeal:


And trying to pull my life together because I have another party to attend tonight!   🙂





  • Katie October 31, 2009, 11:07 am

    Hope my friends don’t read this and come up with hard tasks for my 21 next year! 2 parties in one weekend? Wow aren’t we the socialite 😉 Your sammie and fries look delicious. I have a weakness for fries. Did you guys officially decide on a costume yet?

    • caitlin October 31, 2009, 11:10 am

      No – Need to do that RIGHT NOW

      • Katie October 31, 2009, 1:35 pm

        Best plans were made out of desperation 🙂 I wish I was dressing up everyone is so creative though don’t think I could top some of the looks!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove October 31, 2009, 11:20 am

    Looks like such a fun night! Happy Halloween!
    P.S. I am doing a GLO BAR giveaway that ends today!

  • gfe--gluten free easily October 31, 2009, 11:32 am

    Go, party girl!! I bet your BIL loved trying to complete that list. Even if he couldn’t get them all done, he sure had fun trying! 😉 Off to check the hangover remedy out. Don’t overimbibe often, but this is info I need to know! 🙂 Happy BD to BIL!


  • Lauren October 31, 2009, 11:37 am

    I need to find a hangover cure like that. Where can you find all those ingredients?!?!

  • Lesley October 31, 2009, 11:38 am

    This was a great post…It definitely made me laugh 🙂

    Glad you had fun!

  • Julie October 31, 2009, 11:47 am

    How fun, I love the scavenger hunt!! Sometimes it’s fun to drink like one of the kids again. haha

  • maria October 31, 2009, 11:51 am

    REALLY cute idea with the 21 things scavenger hunt. I love it when people come up with creative ways to make special days even more special. I’m sure he will always remember that. Well… maybe.

  • alyssa October 31, 2009, 11:51 am

    do bob and jill! i loved that idea!

    and what a blast – great present idea! might steal it for my friend’s 21st next weekend…

  • Evan Thomas October 31, 2009, 11:55 am

    Haha, that’s a 21st birthday party for sure
    Goat cheese empinadas?! Yum!

  • VeggieGirl October 31, 2009, 11:57 am

    What a fun celebration for your brother-in-law!


  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 31, 2009, 11:58 am

    I LOVE empanadas! Yours looked amazing! What a fun night out!

  • Erin October 31, 2009, 11:58 am

    Oh my god, those women in animal print are the BEST! I love it. Great scavenger hunt ideas! I’m sure Nick loved his birthday…what he can remember of it at least!

  • Erin October 31, 2009, 11:59 am

    And that’s a Connecticut license! Woot CT!

  • Sana October 31, 2009, 11:59 am

    Hehehe you partied like a rock starrrr!

  • Bernadette October 31, 2009, 12:00 pm

    That sounds like SO MUCH FUN!!! What a great idea with the Scavenger hunt!!

    I thought you and hubs were going to dress as Jillian and Bob??



  • Shannon October 31, 2009, 12:00 pm

    Your makeup looks amazing. You look gorgeous.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 31, 2009, 12:01 pm

    I love that you gave him a scavenger hunt. Looks like it was a blast all around.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 31, 2009, 12:02 pm

    How fun! Those animal print women are hilarious!

    Eating after I drink always assures that I WON’T get a hangover.. guess it’s different from person to person!

  • Susan October 31, 2009, 12:10 pm

    Aren’t you happy you ran the 17 miles yesterday and not today? 😛

  • Mama Pea October 31, 2009, 12:18 pm

    I feel like a complete old lady for saying this, but my gosh, I had no idea people actually wore those skanky costumes in public!!!

  • Diana October 31, 2009, 12:28 pm

    Glad you had a good time! 🙂
    Wow, that minefield shot is dangerous ahah

  • Lee October 31, 2009, 12:35 pm

    Did he pick the water or the liquor for the minefield shot?

    Sounds like a fun time. I think everyone needs to party like a 21 year old at least on occasion!

    • Caitlin October 31, 2009, 12:42 pm

      you have to do all 6 shots in a row but you dont know which is which until you swallow. good times!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 31, 2009, 12:51 pm

    I love the scavenger hunt. How fun!

  • Sammi October 31, 2009, 12:52 pm

    That scavenger hunt looks awesome! I’ve never heard of the minefield shot thing but sounds like something really fun to do! Hope he had a great time and won’t get into tooooo much trouble now that he’s 21!

  • Lex October 31, 2009, 1:04 pm

    HAhaha I love the scavenger hunt!!!

    The minefield shot is AWESOME!!!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 31, 2009, 1:16 pm

    I had never heard of a minefield shot before – that sounds… interesting! I love the idea of a scavenger hunt, it’s awesome 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 31, 2009, 1:18 pm

    I can’t believe the hangover remedy worked! I gotta try it. Also, the party looks like a blast…I wish I was 21 again.

  • Jacqueline October 31, 2009, 1:30 pm

    You sure know how to have a good time! Love the scavenger hunt idea!

  • Meg C. October 31, 2009, 1:52 pm

    love the idea of minefield shots. never seen that one before! i have seen the stoplight shots (one red, one orange, one green – and you dont know what the liquors are bc they have food coloring!)

    i actually have less of a hangover when i eat late night while drunk – last time I went out I had easy-mac as a midnight snack and the cheese and salt must have soaked up all the alcohol because I felt great in the am!

  • Brooke October 31, 2009, 3:03 pm

    Is this the brother that is single and ready to mingle?!?! Homegirl is single and ready to mingle!!

  • Jenna October 31, 2009, 3:44 pm

    looks like you had a great time last night!

  • Cynthia October 31, 2009, 3:50 pm

    The party looks like it was a blast! That’s such a fun idea to make a bday party with scavenger hunt. I need to learn to have willpower to not eat pizza or other greasy foods after a night of drinking. 17 miles is great! It always feels so good to be out and eating after you completing a run.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 31, 2009, 4:06 pm

    Happy Halloween!!!!!

  • Heather @ For The Health Of It! October 31, 2009, 4:10 pm

    LOVE the minefield shot! Never heard of that one. Looks like fun!

  • Angie October 31, 2009, 4:13 pm

    That scavenger hunt is hilarious!! What a great birthday idea!!

  • Emily October 31, 2009, 5:11 pm

    Minefield shots, that’s amazing! I have to remember that one and put it to good use one day!

  • Errign October 31, 2009, 6:29 pm

    Brother in law is cute! Glad you guys had a fun night!

  • skinnyrunner October 31, 2009, 8:15 pm

    i love that idea of doing a 21 thing scavenger hunt. so fun! and the minefield looks like a fun albeit scary game. hehe. have a fun halloween!

  • Lizzy October 31, 2009, 10:41 pm

    that scavenger hunt looks awesome, that would have been so much fun to do on my 21st! so creative! Have a happy Halloween!

  • Jenny November 1, 2009, 9:32 am

    looks like you were trying to pawn your brother in law off on all the ladies last night!! way to go…and looks like a blast

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