AccessoriesAugust 3, 2009

Party Down

While I still have a few more days until I am officially 30, Friday night we had a party that celebrated my next decade of life. The pink and orange theme made for a festive, warm look that I think came out really lovely. I went to the flower market and grabbed bunches of single variety flowers in the colors I chose and used various vases I had collected over the years wrapped in print wrapping paper from Paper Source and wide hot pink ribbon (a really easy and cheap way to dress up a basic vase!)


The lanterns I had purchased were supposed to be hung outside on the patio in the trees but alas, mother nature was temperamental that night and it rained (which lead me to almost start my own chorus of “it’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to…) But with some ribbon, a helpful pal and hubby and a little creative thinking- we found a way to use them!

More flowers, and FAB votives from Luna Bazaar in ikat and bamboo trellis!

In the kitchen I used paper flowers from Luna Bazaar over the bar table and of course, had to but fun paper goods in matching schemes (love, LOVE the zebra napkins)

Wait, what is that on her cake, you ask? Amazingly enough, it’s the zipper front Jimmy Choo shoe that I blogged about a month or two ago! And hilariously enough I had chosen to wear my BCBG knock offs of that exact shoe that night! Karen at Babycakes made the cake for me, and now I KNOW she’s a true blog fan! What attention to detail!!!! I loved it! (And yes, my nickname, thanks to Andrew, is Frog. Long story…)


(guess I should have made time for pedicure)

Other signs people read your blog- when your presents arrive wrapped in the party theme colors! :)

Andrew gave a WONDERFUL toast that both made me laugh and cry…

I think everyone had a great time (I know I did, I was still recovering even yesterday)

You know I had to bust out some 30’s bling with a age appropriate tiara (with the lovely Audra of Looc and longtime friend Elyse)

I wore a fantastically comfortable Rebecca Taylor dress that I love (did not take a pic of the ensemble, but this shows the most of it…) The dress even has pockets (which every girl can appreciate) and will look cute belted with a cardigan come fall!

I don’t think I ever showed you my new West Elm rug…adds a graphic element to the living room…and the patio where the party was SUPPOSED to be (damn you New England weather)

My boys were SO well behaved.

But at one point Oliver needed a time out and was caught by a guest hiding amongst some pillows…they think it was because I emasculated him with a pink ribbon collar. :)

Tonight I celebrate AGAIN with Andrew at the Coldplay concert (third time this year, I think I may have a problem) and then again on my REAL birthday later this week. Thanks to Andrew and everyone who has already made this a great birthday! What a lucky gal….

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