Happy NKOTB Day

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Happy New Kids on the Block Day!!!


I have a feeling that most of you probably forgot about this special holiday. That’s okay. It actually might only be celebrated here in Massachusetts.

Did you know that Massachusetts declared April 24, 1989, “New Kids on the Block Day,” and, every year since, I’ve celebrated? Ok, that second part is a total lie. The only reason I remember (this random holiday) is because NKOTB Day is the same day as my Uncle Mark’s birthday, which, in 1989, my cousin, Meeghan and I were psyched about! We were such huge fans! I had the biggest crush on Joey. I even wore a black hat just like his. Man, I was so stylish back then.

Ok, let’s get to the real holiday of the day”¦

Happy Easter!!

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I celebrated Easter at my grandparents’ house where we enjoyed a huge, awesome brunch with lots of deliciousness.

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I helped myself to a little bit of everything.

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And a lot of dessert.

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Cupcakes? Obviously.

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The Easter brunch aftermath:

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I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

I’m off to listen to my favorite New Kids cassette tape, which is Hangin’ Tough.

Were you a NKOTB fan? What was your favorite album?



  1. That’s hysterical; another reason why I love MA. I don’t remember ever listening to NKOTB. Maybe they stopped putting out records by the time I was paying attention to the radio. Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC were more my jam.

  2. NKOTB were my absolute FAV! My first concert was to see them =) Even went to 2 of their concerts in one day (one during the day and then went back and saw them at night!)…had my walls were plastered with their posters (drove my parents NUTS! Haha). Jordan Knight was my man back then and “The Right Stuff” was my song 😉 Thanks for taking me down memory lane!!

  3. Oh shizzzz I LOVE NKOTB. I had marbles, sleeping bags, posters, buttons, barbie dolls, comics, watches (if you can’t tell I’m pretty cool). HA!

    I actually saw them in concert 2 years back and it was one of the best knights (GET IT?!) ever. I’m not too into NKOTBSB though, I only want to celebrate the real band 🙂

    Happy Easter!

  4. Happy Easter! Looks like an awesome brunch. 🙂

    I loved NKOTB! I can’t tell you which album I liked best, BUT I am seeing them with my friend in Pennsylvania this summer. I also may have seen them a few years ago when they first started touring again….

  5. Ha! This made me laugh out loud (really).

    I think I’m in the minority, but NKOTB was never my fav. This might be because I moved from Boston to Orlando in the 6th grade (1989) and EVERYONE asked me if I knew them. Ummm yeah.

  6. I love ALL the albums and am going to the NKOTB concert at Fenway here in June!!! Fav song….”step by step”!!!!

  7. Loved me some NKOTB. Confession: I had NKOTB sheets with the guys’ faces on them. I used to sleep so that my face was right next to Jordan’s and I could “kiss” him goodnight.

    Your Easter brunch looked amazing!

  8. I was totally out of the pop culture loop until I hit high school, so I missed NKOTB! However, when they came in concert last year, I went and totally loved it! My boy bands were Backstreet Bots and ‘nSync – I still laugh everytime I see Justin Timberlake’s hair from their first cd!

  9. I love your Easter spread! Especially the lamb cake. (I was also insane about NKOTB – every recess in elementary school me and my friends would make up dance routines to their songs. My favorite song was “Cover Girl” – such a classic).

  10. I TOTALLY remember the holiday every year! I don’t even have a good reason like yours, the date is just engraved in my head because I was so obsessed! So funny too, I was visiting my mom for Easter today, and my sister and I were going through a bunch of old stuff and in the mix of a bunch of trinkets came across the cassette tape of their debut album “New Kids on The Block,” which I have to say was my favorite.

  11. OMG…NKOTB fan? Are you kidding?!? My life was practically plastered with NKOTB gear growing up. T-shirts, book bag, lunch box, comforter, pillows, pencils, folders, beach towel…I’m sure there was more.
    Joey was my favorite. I was convinced he was my boyfriend for quite some time. I actually had a doll of his, and I loved making him and my Courtney doll kiss (does anyone else remember Courtney & Skipper dolls that were like Barbie??). Oh gosh… 🙂

  12. OMG. I was the biggest NKOTB fan. I had posters plastered on every inch of wall in my bedroom and even inside my closet door. My favorite was Jordan and sometimes Donny (because he was the ‘bad boy’).

    Hangin’ Tough was also my fave album. But I loved the song “Cover Girl” from their earlier album. Check it out if you don’t already know it! 🙂

  13. Happy NKOTB Day to you too! LOL! Let’s see, I was a huge fan and had posters covering all 4 walls in my bedroom. Hangin Tough was probably my favorite album although I tend to sing Funky Christmas all the time randomly. Jordan was my man! 🙂 And I am extremely proud to admit that I am going to both concerts in June: the one at the Garden and the one at Fenway. The one thing I do regret is throwing away my oversized New Kids pins 🙁

  14. I remember New Kids On The Block from my kids. I like them. Your Easter Brunch looks like my kitchen every day. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

  15. Happy Easter, Tina!

    So funny, I just found my NKOTB paraphernalia the last time I was at my parents’ house. I had a button that said, “I’m Joe’s Girl” and a t-shirt with many many ice cream stains on it. HI-larious! Oh, and Hangin’ Tough is *clearly* the best album. Duh.

  16. If it makes you feel better, in ’89 I wore a similar outfit…in COLLEGE!!!!
    Alas, by the time NKOTB made it big, I was an artsy-fartsy, self-important, all-black wearing, Greenwich Village-dwelling, taking-myself-too-seriously drama major, and was WAY too cool to listen to them! I was too busy pretending NOT to like their catchy tunes and trying to stomach The Smiths.

  17. I was never a huge NKOTB fan back in the day. I think I was a little on the older side when they got really big. But I am going to the NKOTBSB concert at Fenway Park in June. My friends and I thought it would be hilarious to go now, if just for the experience of a show at Fenway! And besides, we’re slightly obsessed with Donnie Wahlberg now. Don’t know why, can’t really explain it. Haha!

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