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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILY! The party decorations looked great and so did Sir Edgar in his top hat.
Thank you Nancy!!!Sir Edgar might be my favorite part!
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We had a great time at your birthday party. Thanks sooo much for the invitation!
You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you and Tom were there to celebrate with me!
The decor is insanely cool (I wouldn’t want to take it down either 😉 ), you look gorgeous, and I LOVE this unique idea! Happy belated birthday :).
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Awwww, Shannon, thank you SO much!! I loved every detail I put together, but it’s always nice to hear other people like it too 😉
Ohmahgoodness, girl – – this might be one of your greatest DIY endeavors TO DATE! Seriously, what a fabulous partay! Everything from that swooping garland to your top-hatted elephant to all the glitter n’ gold to your incredible photo booth and that dress! Also, this mix is epic. I’ve been listening to it ALL morning. And now I want to wear pearls with my PJs…. Hope it was the happiest of birthday celebrations and that your 30s are the best decade YET.
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Thank you Lauren!!! I’ve been dancing around the house to this mix all week! And I’m sure if anyone can rock pearls with PJs, it’s you my dear! Thank you for all the birthday wishes; I have a feeling this decade holds great things 😉
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Everything looks so fantastic!!! You sure know how to throw an awesome party, and I mean.. that tophat! I love that you decorated the decor. Your commitment to the theme is impressive!! I hope you had the best birthday EVAHHH!!!
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Thank you so much Thalita!! I am nothing if not committed to my sometimes crazy ideas 😉 And I may just leave the tophat on Edgar forever. He looks so dapper!
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