Hey all you flappers and fellas! Welcome to the End of my Roaring Twenties Party! That’s right, today’s the day of the big 3-0, and I’d love it if you all would celebrate with me!
Are you all dolled up in your pearls and your pinstripes? Then let’s get hoppin’!
No detail went unattended to, including the music. I put together a playlist of 1920s favorites for my guests to enjoy. Here’s a sampling for you to enjoy during today’s party:
Alright, got the music playing? Then let’s get on with the party!
Guys, I went all out for this occasion. All. Out.
Gold. Glitter. And more gold. Everywhere.
I mean, you only turn 30 once, right?
And, perhaps more importantly, you only have one opportunity to throw such a perfectly themed party, right? Or maybe I should’ve been doing this every birthday from 20 – 29?
Anyways, I love how everything turned out, and my guests did too! It’s been up for over a week and I’m not tired of it yet! I’ve even thought about leaving it up for the rest of the year and throwing pretty much the same party for New Year’s Eve.
The sign above is one of the many things I diy’d for my party. (I’ll be sharing all my diy decor projects in a separate post). I knew I wanted some sort of sign or art to be the “focal point” on my mantel. And I love an excuse to bust out my gold paint pens!
Yep, I even switched out most of my frames for the occasion, replacing my usual art with quotes and prints to set the mood. Like this amazing bit of wisdom from our dear old sport, the incomparable F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Even Sir Edgar Elephantington put on his best duds for the occasion! I may have strayed from “enthusiastic” about decorating to “crazy” with this one. Actually, the top hat was Tom’s idea. And he made it himself out of a cereal box. And I totally encouraged him. Because… Edgar in a top hat. (I added the black satin ribbon for extra effect. See, from enthusiastic to crazy lady who decorates the decor for parties).
Let’s move on to the kitchen. Because no party is complete without some snacks and sweets! And more gold and glitter, of course.
And diamonds. And pearls.
And champagne. And gin.
No, I didn’t go so far as to make my own “bathtub gin”. But, the though may have crossed my mind. If I’d been able to find a small ceramic bathtub, I totally would’ve nestled a bottle of gin in it. I appreciate my own puns wayyy too much.
The cake was a total splurge. There’s a local bakery in Cincinnati called The Bonbonerie. This is their Opera Cream Torte. It’s amazing. Decadent. Indulgent. They use words in the flavor description like “enrobed,” so you know every slice is full of over-the-top chocolate deliciousness.
I set up a simple photo booth for my guests and I to snap some pics of us in all our fancy duds. (And my mom told me they wouldn’t be dressing up! Love her and her surprises!)
I played around with my camera settings and took some in black and white for a more authentic feel.
And that about brings us to the end of the party! Hope you all had a roaring good time! I know I sure did 😉
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