Monday, July 5, 2010

Katie's 30th Birthday

This weekend was full of celebration with a 30th birthday party on Saturday and Independence Day on Sunday. Katie turns 30 today and we helped her husband create a fun, relaxing birthday party for her.

The request was for a simple party that was "not over the top" with a theme but still created a fun atmosphere. Since Katie was born in 1980 we went with an 80's style party and added just a few touches from the decade.

Photos of Katie in the 80's greeted guests at the door and continued throughout the house. The only other themed decorations we chose were a string of neon cassette tapes adorning the kitchen area and small puzzle games for guests to work on and take home as favors.

Katie's husband barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers for guests and we set up a nacho bar in the dining room. The cake was made in the shape of a boom box by the incredibly talented Frosted Cake Shop. It was almost too cute to cut!

80's music played both inside and out, and while they mingled, we asked party goers to write down birthday wishes for Katie that we'll use to create a memory book for Katie.

Each guest's "wishes" to the birthday girl will be matched to a picture of Katie with that friend or family member. Guests were not required to dress up, but the ones who did had a great time with it.

Katie, thank you for letting us be part of your birthday. We hope the next 30 years are even greater than the last!
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