Bacon. One Girl’s Obsession.

My boyfriend once told me he liked bacon. So, naturally, I had throw him a bacon-themed surprise party for his 21st birthday.

Everything had to be bacon-related. The food, the decorations, the music, the dress code, the conversation, the entertainment… I’m not going to lie, I had a bit of a Ty Pennington moment…


(just substitute horses with bacon).

Ok, so it may have started off that way, but I reigned it in and the party turned out to be really nice. Mostly due to the fact that there was bacon on bacon on bacon.

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There were roughly 80 pieces all together. In the words of Homer Simpson: “Mmmmm… bacon.”

And don’t you even fret, we put all that bacon to good use. There were BLTs, bacon-wrapped weenies, bacon pancakes, bacon pasta, and just straight up bacon. I even made a bacon cake (that was actually just red velvet and vanilla marble cake with bacon on top).

The decor was extremely sophisticated… Red and white “bacon” streamers and construction paper bacon chains. They were quite the hit.

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To set the bacon ambiance, I even created a Spotify playlist of bacon related songs including:

  • Jim Gaffigan’s Bacon routine
  • Piggies by the Beatles
  • Bacon Is Good For Me by Ringwalla
  • Bacon and Eggs by Beatnik Turtle
  • The Bacon Song by Meekakitty, Jason Munday & Alex
  • Bacon by Weebl Stuff
  • Rub Some Bacon On It by Rhett & Link

All in all, it was a great party. Everyone seemed to enjoy pigging out (*groan). And, being the wonderful (slightly crazy) girlfriend that I am, I presented my boyfriend with this as a gift:

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That’s right. A bacon board game. It’s basically CandyLand, but with meat.  But hey, you know what they say:


The only bad part of the game was landing on “Vegan Alley” and having to go back to start. But I ended up winning both times we played, so I guess I’m a regular bacon champ.

Speaking of bacon champs… Can we just take a moment of silence to honor whoever made this portrait of Kevin Bacon out of bacon?


For the record, Googling “bacon” produces some weird results. People go insane for their bacon. Can’t say I can relate 😉


2 thoughts on “Bacon. One Girl’s Obsession.

  1. Enjoyed watching you put this all together! Really thought the pancakes were good! You two make a great pair! Have fun! Life is short!!

  2. Love it, Emily! Wish we could have been around to help Cameron celebrate his 21st….we hope to take him out soon…and you, too, if you are available. We have been in AZ for 2 weeks with Kim, Patrick, and kids. Had a great time!

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