It is with great joy that I announce that not only did I survive the planning and executing of my 40th birthday party, I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. If you are on the fence about planning your own birthday party, then allow me to knock you off to the side of "Doing It". To be clear, while the party was on the occasion of my 40th birthday, it was truly a gratitude celebration. I wanted to honor and thank all the people who laughed with me, cried with me, listened to me swoon and obsess, forgave me when I forgot to self-edit my commentaries, loved me when I felt unloveable, smiled at me when I was down, supported my business...you get the story. These are amazing people, and they deserve the best that I could give them!
I started out with this color and style concept and kept true to it; lots of white pattern and texture with bright pops of red, hot pink and orange. There were lots of favorite parts to the party and I'll be highlighting them as the days go on but here is a short list: I loved my invitation (I finally got to do WHATEVER I wanted!). I loved my little "welcome packets" where I put a hand-written note, custom name tags and a party game raffle inside. I loved the flowers that were so beautifully executed by Joni Sherman of Sprouts Floral Design. It was so much fun to make all the creative fun come to fruition! I even had 2 of my friends sing for the guests...it was such a wonderful night!
Here are some photos: