I suppose if one must turn thirty-five, marking the occasion with a fabulous fete thrown by a thoughtful Honey and attended by the best besties would absolutely be the way to do it. So, on 3/5 we celebrated my 35th birthday in said fashion. Honey reserved the private party room at our favorite small plates piano bar for the champagne and cupcake birthday soiree. And it was certainly a convivial celebration.
About two seconds after Honey mentioned wanting to throw lil' old me a party, I hopped on the phone with Courtland at Savannah's Number Four Eleven. I've wanted her to design my custom monogram for ages, so, armed with the party excuse, I didn't waste a minute convincing Honey that it was an essential element to my birthday fete. I almost died when she presented this stunning Alexa Pulitzer-esque custom monogram. SO perfect on SO many levels! And now I can use it on every other paper good and monogrammable surface in my home!!! *swoon*
Lilly party dress on the hanger, my next stop was friend Callie over at calliespondence. Although sister and I did a brief stint as co-owners of a custom paper business, I didn't want a to-do list miles long and days of work and preparation before the (rare) party in my honor. Callie married one of Honey's fraternity brothers, is mommy a darling son, owns an amazing custom paper biz AND writes a splendidly stylish must read blog. Not only was she a doll to work with, but she exceeded all of my expectations with these deliciously chic invitations. Everything from the dull gold envelope to the pink geometric liner to her signature wrap around address label was just perfection.
Cupcake Concepts' pretty paper liners. I was only marginally successful at photographing and documenting the construction of the poms, seeing as they turned out to be quite the devil to make. More on that later this week...
Keep Calm and Carry On posters and my brand spanking new frame, I whipped up the Eat Cupcakes sign during Cookie's nap last week to finish out the display. For anyone wanting to create your own variation of the poster, there are a few must-dos (as far as I'm concerned): 1) Use a sans serif font (I used Gill Sans), 2) Always have a white border and white copy on a colored background, 3) Ensure the spacing and sizing is in the right proportion to the image.
Paper Affair had a half off Groupon ($40 for $20) right in the nick of time. I rushed over there right after purchasing it and got a hundred napkins in brushed gold and a hundred in black (for the basement) for fifteen dollars after the deal!!! *squeal*
PS. I think we captured all the gals in attendance in at least one pic with the exception of sweet friend M. Boo.