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Monday, July 30, 2012

a chic 30th birthday

My sweet, wonderful, amazing, inspiring, friend Jennie turned 30 a few months back and I wanted to do something special for her. We decided on a girls night in
(partially because Jennie was 8mo. pregnant, but looking amazing as always)!
The big 30 was the 1st thing everyone saw when they walked in and I LOVED it!
It is made from a Christmas tinsel garland (Target clearance).
We simply wrapped wire with the garland and shaped it into a 30.
 Black, white, gold, and silver were the colors for the evening. 
A pretty table was set for the party with Crystal's nice china, chargers, mason jar cups, 
homemade confetti (large hole punch and gold/silver poster board), and
kraft bags containing napkins and utensils.  
Gold and silver spray painted mason jars for vases. 
Bunting from Hank & Hunt with a painted gold trim.
Cupcake toppers from Celebrations at Home painted and glittered. 
Alaina made these DELICIOUS Cranberry and Almond Upside Down Cakes!
Some of us girls made fun party headbands a few nights before the party. 
They were inspired by OH HAPPY DAY.
Crystal & I
These were taken with my iphone. The lighting was rough.
One of my favorite elements of the party were the pictures.
I asked Jennie's mom to let me borrow some family photo albums and I photocopied some pics of Jennie as a little girl in black & white (to go with the theme),
then painted elements from the pictures in gold and silver.
They were a fun conversation piece and a cute personal touch (2 photos below are my iphone pics).
She's so cute! 
Since Jennie's birthday in in Januray I gave calendars from A Fabulous Fete as party favors.
I love the simplicity of the calendar and the open space for pictures, drawings, or decor. 
Jennie you are beautiful (inside and out) & loved.

Check out the BIRTHDAY LOVE here (a fun way we show the birthday girl how we love her).
Here's the the INVITATION to the party.

Photographs - Kelli Trontel
(Minus mentioned iPhone pictures)
Cupcake topers- Celebrations at Home
Bunting & cutlery bag tags - Hank & Hunt
Printable calender- A Fabulous Fete


  1. This is fabulous! I LOVE the black and white photos with the gold accents...AWESOME! Thank you so much for the mention! xo

  2. beautiful! glad everyone enjoyed the calendars:)

  3. The is one of my favorite parties ever!


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