Birthdays

Cakepooling

Cakepooling - Birthdays

“I am on the left (the brunette) any my little sister is on the right (the blonde). Our birthdays are just a few days apart so we shared a cake. Obviously, we were both so excited we could hardly contain ourselves. We were grumpy and disinterested way before it was cool.”

(submitted by Trish)

In Birthdays • April 7th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Crappy Birthday

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“Every birthday my parents would line us up for a picture with the cake. It never turned out well.”

(submitted by Melinda)

In Behind The Awkwardness • April 6th, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Killer Clown

killer clown

“The clown that attended my birthday party back in ’93.”

(via mallinds)

In Behind The Awkwardness • March 31st, 2015 • 4 Comments »

Slippery Slope

awkward vagina slide

“It was my kid’s birthday party and we were told we were getting a pirate slide.”

(submitted by Chris)

In Birthdays • March 16th, 2015 • 14 Comments »

5 + 2

funny birthday cake

“My 7th birthday – apparently, my mom couldn’t be bothered to find a ’7′ candle for my cake, so she used the leftover ’5′ and ’2′ from my sister’s and brother’s cakes! Not only did I have to do math for my birthday, but my dad decided to yank my hair for good measure.”

(submitted by Terey)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 26th, 2015 • 6 Comments »

It’s My Party

funny birthday cake

“My oldest daughter Samantha was really tired of her little sister Megan insisting on being in all of her photos!”

(submitted by Andrea)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 23rd, 2015 • Add A Comment »

Sweet ‘N Low

funny matching outfits, family portrait

“Katie, an awkward sophomore who still boasts acne in equal proportion to her freckles, sighed in an overt and desperate sort of way while staring out at the Pacific Ocean from on-board a cruise ship. She was spending her sixteenth birthday away at sea, without her friends or siblings, just her and her parents and her godparents. (This is the part where you roll your eyes, add the appropriate “#firstworldproblems” tag, and lament at my ungratefulness.)

However, fear not, her adoring parents and godparents found a solution to her woe. They knew that her sixteenth birthday was a special time, after all, sixteenth birthdays are the quinceaneras and bar mitzvahs of white people. It was important to commemorate such a wonderful day. Yes, her parents and godparents had planned ahead of time for this special day. First off, they made Katie wear an obnoxious black and pink t-shirt announcing her special day, in addition to a plastic tiara and a light-up button that was more obnoxious than the Las Vegas skyline. However, it wasn’t enough for Katie to be decked-out, they needed to ensure that everyone around them also knew of their love and appreciation of Katie. What better way to show their love than to make t-shirts with Katie’s face on them? You read that right – FACE T-SHIRTS.

All day, the cruise-goers (aka AARP members) snickered quietly while sipping their gin and tonic. Through the day, Katie was forced to play cruise ship trivia games (“Excuse me,” her mom would reiterate to the crew-member-turned-Pat-Sajak, “our team name is ‘Kate’s Sweet Sixteen Crew’”). Finally, dinner arrived and Katie looked forward to the relief of dessert and ending this day of public embarrassment. As the waiter brought out the candle-adorned dessert, Katie spotted her parents and godparents stealthily reaching into their pockets in anticipation–could it be? Yes it could. Oh my god. KAZOOS.

Katie proceeds to tuck her chin in and stare intently at her dessert as she experiences the kazoo-rendition of “Happy Birthday.” As far as she is concerned, her parents and godparents are dead to her. But that night, while chatting on Facebook and avoiding genuine intellectual pursuits, she realizes that her birthday of face t-shirts and kazoos makes a damn good story. (And also a great submission to awkwardfamilyphotos.com!) And for that moment, she is at peace knowing that at some point in the future, she’ll repeat this story to her therapist or maybe her blog audience…”

(submitted by Katherine)

In Behind The Awkwardness • February 17th, 2015 • 7 Comments »
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