That CD was by far my favorite but then Future Sex / Love Sounds dropped. He just gets better and better with age. Each song has a memory, My Love, played over and over as I was planning our wedding invites. Damn Girl still makes me giggle as I sing along and who can ever get over the infamous 2009 SNL holiday skit of Dick in a Box. I still laugh just thinking about that skit. Justin should be a resident SNL or Jimmy Fallon guest. The shows are just so much better with him, meaning they're actually funny and memorable.
I think I have been pretty clear that I am obsessed. When I heard Suit & Tie for the first time I wanted to cry, I know, way extreme but overjoyed that he finally and I mean finally gave his fans another album. After seeing his performance on The Grammy's I sent a text my friend and told her that we had to go to the concert, we agreed and didn't care how much money it would cost because it's a bucket list item. Two weeks ago the tickets went on presale and we were trying to figure out how we were going to get tickets and then with the luck of the JT fairies (also known as my aunt & uncle) we now have tickets to the July 28th show. July cannot get here any sooner but before that concert happens the CD needs to be released. Thanks to Jimmy Fallon for dubbing this week as Justin Timberweek I have gotten ahead of the game after learning the hard way for the past CD releases and have ordered my copy of the 20/20 Experience from Walmart.com for just $7! I think that price is a little crazy! iTunes has the pre-order price listed as $10.99. Don't wait too long to take advantage of this great price because it's only valid for one-week, the price is valid online and in-stores!
With the excitement of Justin Timberweek well underway I decided to throw a mini pre-release party where I invited a few friends over. I baked cupcakes, cake pops, had JT's fav ice cream and had chilled bubbly awaiting. I also gave each friend a Walmart GC so they could order the CD for themselves.
The spread was simple. I wanted to go crazy, but JT's fav's would have my caloric intake out of control for a month. I opted for a dessert spread because a girl loves a good bite of something sweet all washed down with some sparkly bubbly. Plus, I figured it was simple and sleek like the 20/20 experience.
I baked vanilla cupcakes but with a hidden surprise in the middle of the cupcake, a caramello chocolate square. This is JT's favorite candy, well, according to the all-knowing Internet anyhow. I went for gold sparkle sugar and vanilla buttercream. All topped off with a fondant cupcake topper I designed with the first CD single, Suit & Tie.
Fresh white tulips added a touch of class plus it looked nice on the black table cloth.
I also wanted to add some ice cream. JT's fav, again according to the Internet is Graeter's, which also happens to be my hubby's fav. I opted for the toffee chocolate chip to compliment the cupcake.
Since JT makes all us girls feel like a girl again I wanted to bake cake pops because there is just something magical about them. I went with vanilla cake, black candy coating and gold sprinkles to tie the theme together. I searched and searched for the box with all my CD cases in them to have on display but in the madness also known as our third car garage you will just have to trust my obsession.
Justin is an icon, a household name and honestly the one musician that will stand out always for my generation. I cannot wait for Tuesday to get here so I can introduce my kids to Justin, even though they've already heard Suit & Tie on repeat. Brayden totally appreciates it, Payton will one day...
Are you just as excited as I am for the new album? What's your fav JT song or memory?
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